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Old 17.03.2015, 00:38
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Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Get yourself a bag for it, and you're cooking on gas;

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Old 17.03.2015, 09:35
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I know as well. I read it on the info sticker they have on every ticket machine
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the ticket machines where I live do not have stickers or any other indication that bikes require tickets.

Stadelhofen, Uster, Meilen and Hardbrucke Bahnhof - the ticket machines on the platforms offer no such indication.

I completely agree that one must learn the local customs and l should be expected to know about this ticket, but the ticket machines where @gata lives are clearly more informative than they are in kanton Zürich.
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Old 17.03.2015, 10:04
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Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Maybe it's because I take nothing as given and question most things; so in these techie times, I tend to visit web sites of most services that I use, to avoid being caught out.

Maybe, also because I use the SBB app. to purchase my tickets, on the odd occasion when I take a train, and this has informed me of the different types of ticket requirements.

But probably, just because I'm a smart arse, is why I know such trivia.
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Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

I read it in an old guide book for mountain biking.
I figured commuters were aware.
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Old 17.03.2015, 10:59
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I read it in an old guide book for mountain biking.
I figured commuters were aware.
I only trust the 1927 Baedecker.
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Old 17.03.2015, 14:12
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Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

I knew, but only because my boss told me when I brought my bike for some work to be done in Zürich.

I rode it home and haven't taken it on the train since!
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Old 17.03.2015, 14:20
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I only trust the 1927 Baedecker.
Pff, German stuff . Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide .
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Old 17.03.2015, 14:38
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Maybe it's because I take nothing as given and question most things; so in these techie times, I tend to visit web sites of most services that I use, to avoid being caught out.

Maybe, also because I use the SBB app. to purchase my tickets, on the odd occasion when I take a train, and this has informed me of the different types of ticket requirements.

But probably, just because I'm a smart arse, is why I know such trivia.
Yup, it's the third one.
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Ok, so it seems everyone but me knew about this, though only @gata suggests how they knew.
I know how I know: EF, plus the book "Living and Working in Switzerland".
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Get yourself a bag for it, and you're cooking on gas;

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SBB have a bag for bikes too. With this bag, you can take your bike on the train for free.

https://www.sbb.ch/en/station-servic...easer-tranzbag

Cost of bag: 99 CHF
Cost of 1 year bike pass: 220 CHF

what is the logic there?
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Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

Does SBB offer a yearly pass with the bike option ?
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Old 03.04.2015, 22:10
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SBB have a bag for bikes too. With this bag, you can take your bike on the train for free.

https://www.sbb.ch/en/station-servic...easer-tranzbag

Cost of bag: 99 CHF
Cost of 1 year bike pass: 220 CHF

what is the logic there?
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Does SBB offer a yearly pass with the bike option ?
@ Titia, at least read the thread before asking questions, OK?
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Now, did you all know that taking your bike on a bus or tram also requires a half fare (child) ticket? Well now you do know.
BUT, it is only allowed on the bus if the driver agrees, so bike not accepted at busy times, - OK.
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Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

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I note a GA for a bike is CHF220 whilst for a large (chargeable) dog CHF780 according to the SBB website. It also states that some ICN trains require you to make a reservation for your bike.
CHF 780 for a dog but kids under a certain age travelling with their parent is CHF 30 for the year. My dog is small and doesn't take much space or a seat and yet he costs sooo much more than what they charge for a kid??
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Old 03.04.2015, 23:02
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CHF 780 for a dog but kids under a certain age travelling with their parent is CHF 30 for the year. My dog is small and doesn't take much space or a seat and yet he costs sooo much more than what they charge for a kid??
If your small dog can fit into a closed box, (a zipped) bag or basket, it travels free, (you can keep the bag on your knees). If it gets out you are charged the child's fare!

There is a height restriction to define a small dog, measured at the shoulder blades, it is up to 30 cms,
http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/...-your-dog.html
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Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

I did, I just can't find the information on the SBB website but will keep looking...sorry

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Old 04.04.2015, 12:35
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I did, I just can't find the information on the SBB website but will keep looking...sorry
http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and...e-tickets.html
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Now, did you all know that taking your bike on a bus or tram also requires a half fare (child) ticket? Well now you do know.
BUT, it is only allowed on the bus if the driver agrees, so bike not accepted at busy times, - OK.
This is not completely correct and cannot be claimed for all of Switzerland.

With some companies, bike transport is not allowed during rush hour etc., but OK at other times.

Also it's too simple to say that you just have to pay a half fare (child) ticket for a bike.
For SBB, Libero Tarifverbund (Bern) and ZVV (Zürich) the following applies: If you own a GA or a half-fare card (Halbtax), or if you are a child, then you can buy a half-fare ticket for your bike. (In Bern, it's also fine if you have a Libero Abo.) Otherwise you have to buy a FULL price ticket for your bike!
Sources: SBB / Libero / ZVV

So - always check with your local bus/tram company and with your local tariff network!
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Ok, so it seems everyone but me knew about this, though only @gata suggests how they knew. And I haven't seen "the info sticker they have on every ticket machine" because I bought my annual card by going into a ticket office.

>> Dogs also need a ticket btw.

Dogs as well! Jeez, this country - payment required for absolutely everything... except filling the aisles and seats with luggage, apparently.

This part could be ease solved ,just race taxes by 25% .Would need the voter to vote on In this no good country ,everything needs to be voted on that's why everybody hates this no good country
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Old 13.04.2015, 16:57
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Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/...-bicycles.html


Found this on the internet in under 1 minute,in CANDA
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Re: Who amongst you knew that bikes need a train ticket?

After cycling to Baden from Zurich last week and wanting to take the train home we did something very unusual for EF members - and asked at the station ticket office.
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