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Related to buying extra zones. On the SBB machines how do I find the place to buy extra zones. I travel often from Weisslingen to Winterthur usually via Kollbrunn but occasionally I have to take a train via Illnau and Effretikon but can never work out how to buy the 2 extra zones I need. Please help...and Thanks in advance!
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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

I would buy the ticket for the trip from the last station in my zone to the first station that is again in my zone. But i never used a ticket machine i usually buy tickets on the phone app.
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Related to buying extra zones. On the SBB machines how do I find the place to buy extra zones. I travel often from Weisslingen to Winterthur usually via Kollbrunn but occasionally I have to take a train via Illnau and Effretikon but can never work out how to buy the 2 extra zones I need. Please help...and Thanks in advance!
On the ZVV ticket machines there's a zone plan. Check how many zones are between Weisslingen and Winterthur (including both Winterthur and Weisslingen). Subtract from that the number of zones you have on your yearly/monthly pass. E.g. the zones you have to go through are zones A, B, C and D, and you have zone A and B on your yearly pass - you need to buy a ticket for zones C and D (2 zones).

On the ZVV machine, select "Anschlussbillette", select the number of zones not included in your yearly/monthly pass (in my example above, it'd be 2 zones). Buy ticket.

Note that Winterthur counts as 2 zones! So if zone A were Winterthur and you had zones C and D on your yearly pass, you'd have to buy an Anschlussbillett for 3 zones, not 2.

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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

http://www.sbb.ch/bahnhof-services/a...tomat-sbb.html

I thought it was under other tickets/offers. But does not seem to be. Otherwise use Handy SBB APP. Wintertur counts as 2 zones. If you go via Illnau or Effretkon then its 3 zones. By Kollbrunn its 2 zones. ( that assuming you have only a tariff zone 170 pass )


There are no zones between Weisslingen and Wintertur if you go direct. The next Zone is Wintertur =2 zones.


http://www.zvv.ch/zvv-assets/abos-un...zonen_2014.pdf


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Related to buying extra zones. On the SBB machines how do I find the place to buy extra zones. I travel often from Weisslingen to Winterthur usually via Kollbrunn but occasionally I have to take a train via Illnau and Effretikon but can never work out how to buy the 2 extra zones I need. Please help...and Thanks in advance!

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I would buy the ticket for the trip from the last station in my zone to the first station that is again in my zone. But i never used a ticket machine i usually buy tickets on the phone app.
Just to add a small detail to this.

I have been told, by SBB staff at the ticket office, that I need to buy an extra ticket from the last station my train stops at, as opposed to the last station covered in my train pass.

I was told this when I had a pass for the whole of Vaud and I wanted to travel to Geneva. I thought I could buy a ticket from the last station on the line in Vaud, but actually I had to buy a ticket from Nyon, as that was the last stop the train I was going to be travelling on stopped at before going on to Geneva.

I don't know if this is relevant for the particular area the OP describes, but I thought I would add the clarification in case it was useful for them, or for other people using this thread.
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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

Well it seems you make it complicated. What you are talking about has got nothing to do with zones. Zones only apply in the canton you are living in. So you simply go to the machine put in the station from and the station to ( Geneva) or if doing it online then put in the station from and the station to ( Geneva ). Thats all.
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Just to add a small detail to this.

I have been told, by SBB staff at the ticket office, that I need to buy an extra ticket from the last station my train stops at, as opposed to the last station covered in my train pass.

I was told this when I had a pass for the whole of Vaud and I wanted to travel to Geneva. I thought I could buy a ticket from the last station on the line in Vaud, but actually I had to buy a ticket from Nyon, as that was the last stop the train I was going to be travelling on stopped at before going on to Geneva.

I don't know if this is relevant for the particular area the OP describes, but I thought I would add the clarification in case it was useful for them, or for other people using this thread.
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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

Thankyou very much for the info.....and also for the idea of using the sbb phone app....I hadn't thought of this!
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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

well thats ok. But the bastards want their percent if you pay with card.
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Thankyou very much for the info.....and also for the idea of using the sbb phone app....I hadn't thought of this!
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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

In Zürich in the SBB machine one can get connection ticket for extra zones.I just checked
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Old 09.11.2015, 14:05
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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

I have wondered how to do this for years! Just the other day I walked into a quiet SBB office at Enge and asked.
And no wonder I never found it, its 6 screens deep into the menus (in current version Nov '15).

Happy to share the answer via screenshots from an android phone - click the red circled bit on screen to proceed:













If these screenshots don't show (they are PNG files, so i dont know why its not working.., go to these in order:
1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-W...ew?usp=sharing
2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-W...ew?usp=sharing
3 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-W...ew?usp=sharing
4 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-W...ew?usp=sharing
5 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-W...ew?usp=sharing
6 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-W...ew?usp=sharing

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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

In the machine the opening menu
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Old 09.11.2015, 16:24
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Well it seems you make it complicated. What you are talking about has got nothing to do with zones. Zones only apply in the canton you are living in.
It has something to do with the "canton" (more accurately Zone System as they may be over many cantons) where you want to travel,

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Just to add a small detail to this.

I have been told, by SBB staff at the ticket office, that I need to buy an extra ticket from the last station my train stops at, as opposed to the last station covered in my train pass.

I don't know if this is relevant for the particular area the OP describes, but I thought I would add the clarification in case it was useful for them, or for other people using this thread.
The ZVV system is considerably different from many other zoning systems.

- A ticket is valid until the time on the ticket, regardless how many back and fourth journeys you do. (Some Basel ticked are only one way)
- A day pass is valid for a full 24h (Most other system tickets are only valid until the last run of the day, which is maybe at 3am if you are lucky)
- If you buy an extension you do not have do care about stops, just where the line goes through (As long as the train stays within the ZVV system).

PS: It is always a night mare if you need an extension from one zoning system into another one.
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Well it seems you make it complicated. What you are talking about has got nothing to do with zones. Zones only apply in the canton you are living in. So you simply go to the machine put in the station from and the station to ( Geneva) or if doing it online then put in the station from and the station to ( Geneva ). Thats all.
No that's not true on either point.

Zones are relevant to the ticketing area, which may cover several cantons.

You do have to buy a ticket from the last station the train stops at, on the route you choose. A long distance train may only stop at Zurich in the ZVV area, so I couldn't choose to buy a ticket from the edge of the zone which may be cheaper.
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Just to add a small detail to this.

I have been told, by SBB staff at the ticket office, that I need to buy an extra ticket from the last station my train stops at, as opposed to the last station covered in my train pass.

I was told this when I had a pass for the whole of Vaud and I wanted to travel to Geneva. I thought I could buy a ticket from the last station on the line in Vaud, but actually I had to buy a ticket from Nyon, as that was the last stop the train I was going to be travelling on stopped at before going on to Geneva.
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So you simply go to the machine put in the station from and the station to ( Geneva) or if doing it online then put in the station from and the station to ( Geneva ).
She's talking about topping up an existing ticket, not buying one for the whole journey. And if you buy an electronic one and get it checked on a train that does not stop at the departure point on that ticket you will be fined for it, or at the very least asked to pay the difference.
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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

ok, my attempt and screenshot was an abject failure wasn't it?

basically, here is how to top up a ticket using your SBB App:

Open the app, and in upper left hand corner click on the 3 horizontal lines next to the electric train icon, then select TICKETS,
then REGIONAL FARE NETWORKS
then for Zurich select ZURICH TRANSPORT NETWORK (ZVV)
then ZVV EXTENSION TICKET

... you can choose to and from stations or if you know the zones you need to add, add those.
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I have wondered how to do this for years! Just the other day I walked into a quiet SBB office at Enge and asked.
And no wonder I never found it, its 6 screens deep into the menus (in current version Nov '15).
You are my hero.
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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

Glatt shopping center is 300 metre outside of Zone 10. One used to be able to go there and only pay for Zone 10. The bus was subsidised by Glatt center.
No longer. Now one has to buy a connection ticket for this zone. 6CHF for 24 hours. A rip off. So the ZVV can fill their pockets.

Well now I walk the extra 300 metres and do something for my health rather than the health of the ZVV!
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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

They changed that quite some time ago. And I agree, a way to make money!
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Re: Buying extra zones for tram or train

Yes. In 2015. The ZVV can change the zones boundaries if they feel so! And if I am feeling lazy i simply go without ticket. But first checking whether there are ticket controllers in the bus.One can usually identify them-they look officious and somewhat aggressive. And they carry hand bags!
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They changed that quite some time ago. And I agree, a way to make money!
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Glatt shopping center is 300 metre outside of Zone 10. One used to be able to go there and only pay for Zone 10. The bus was subsidised by Glatt center.
No longer. Now one has to buy a connection ticket for this zone. 6CHF for 24 hours. A rip off. So the ZVV can fill their pockets.

Well now I walk the extra 300 metres and do something for my health rather than the health of the ZVV!
I've also see people fined many times on this bus to Glatt without the extension, so you've been warned.
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