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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Enjoy your travels - to wherever they might be in whichever mode of transportation. Try the CGN cruise from Ouchy - the Tageskarte is valid to the French side and back.

The synoptic map may be updated every once in a while - so check it often to see the changes ie new exit points up to where the Tageskarte may be valid as free or with reduced fare ( I just realised it is now valid up to Livinio )


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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

If someone hasn't already mentioned this.

This app (WEMLIN) is superb for iphones and Zurich transport.

http://itunes.apple.com/ch/app/wemlin/id293648832?mt=8

It also comes in English.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Just a little note when booking European journeys via the SBB website.

Yesterday, I went to book a return trip in May from Zurich to Paris using the lowest fares for direct connections option, I selected the journey & price that I wanted & then it all got stuck in the seating reservations section, saying that any combanation that I wanted was unavailable - after going back & forth a few times, I decided to quit & start again.
The exact same journey had now jumped in price by nearly 70 chf in that time!! - so I left it as I was passing ZHB later. I asked at the reiseburo what the deal was & they said that this often happens & nothing that they can do about it.

This morning I tried again online & to my suprise the same journey was now 100 chf cheaper than the last one I got yesterday & seating res request no problem & I booked it all fine.

Which leads me to speculate that mucking around back and forth with the seating reservation section somehow triggers the system to think that demand has suddenly gone up & it up's the prices as a result.

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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

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please any one can help me out i willl be studying in lugano and living in zurich please what kind of travel pass will i have to buy and how much will it cost me if it has to do with monthly payment
The journy from Zurich HB to Lugano Railwaystation will take at least 2 hours and 37 minutes and there is no way you will make it to Lugano before 8:46 am. Your commute seems to be a little bit unrealistic to me.

Conserning the travel pass: A GA will be the cheapest solution. For a student (under 30) it costs CHF 2400 annually or CHF 225 in monthly rates (4 month minimum).
http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and...dividuals.html
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

For parents: In addition to buying the half-fare card ("demi-tarif") for yourself, make sure to buy a "carte junior" for your children, age 6-15. For a modest fee (I think it was CHF 40) your children can travel for free with a parent for the whole year. This covers travel on buses, trains, boats, cablecars, etc. Of course, if your children are not with you, they have to pay regular fare.

If two parents each have the demi-tarif and your kids have the carte junior, your whole family can travel for the price of a single adult.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Yeah, are you guys sure that you got your info right?

And can i have a bit more info on this tagskarte, I have family in swiss.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Übertragbare GA / Transferable GA ( CHF5400 for the 2nd class ) is no longer available since Dec 2011 ( owing to abuse )

News link

Current types of GAs being offered are in this page on SBB:

http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and.../ordering.html
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

GA Owners - deposit your GA if not needing it for 7 consecutive days or more, and obtain an SBB Bon ( which can be used for most SBB products and service, including for renewal of the GA ).

Max deposit term is 30 days, with a fee of CHF10 per instance.

Once you have deposited it in any ( or to the closest ) SBB office, you get a temporary ticket ( Hinterlegungskarte ) valid in the interim, to the airport and back for example.

More on SBB

Attached is a PDF file showing more routes / operators accepting the the GA for cost free travel.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

The Public Transport Union (UTP) decided on Thursday 02.12.2012, the cost of rail transport to go up by an average of 5.6% from 9th December 2012 when the winter timetable changeover takes effect. Some examples are:

GA 1st Class up by CHF450 to CHF5800
GA 2nd Class up by CHF210 to CHF3650 - reason given that the GA is not profitable

Individual tickets for 2nd Class - up by 4%

Halbtax 1 year up by CHF10 to CHF175 ( +6.1% )
Halbtax 3 year up by CHF60 to CHF460 ( +15% )

3 year validity Multipack Tageskarten up by CHF90 to CHF490 ( +22.5% )

9 Uhr pass up by CHF3 2nd class to CHF61, or 1st Class by CHF8 to CHF104

Gleis 7 Card remains unchanged however.

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Swissinfo FR

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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

3 Day Ticino Discovery Card

Normal price: CHF87
With HalbTax Card CHF77
For Youths ( 6 to 16 ) CHF47

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Travel around Ticino for 3 days for 87 CHF only? Now you can! Take advantage of a universal and practical card: the Ticino Discovery Card. You can use it to travel with the public and tourist transportation within the Canton Ticino. But that's not all! To enrich the offer there are also several tourist attractions, all included in the price of this advantageous card! At last a modern and easy solution, allowing you to travel comfortably by bus, train, railway, funicular, cable car or boat and giving you the possibility to explore the beauty of the area

The price of the tourist card is unbeatable: CHF 87. - for 3 days - "Half-price" subscribersonly pay CHF 77.- For young people aged between 6 and 16 years the price is CHF 47. –

The cards, which are reusable for environmental reasons, can be purchased at the counters of the transport companies, the FFS, as well as travel agencies, affiliated hotels and local tourist offices, from Easter 2012.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

A simple contest to stand a chance to win 1 of out 10 Ticino Discovery Cards.

Contest URL

Deadline 31.05.2012

Validity map which includes the tourist attractions for that card

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Participation in the competition requires the approval of the conditions of participation. The contest is limited to a subscription. If a person participates in the competition several times, all records sent with the same name or e-mail address will be deleted and the participant will be excluded from the draw. The winners will be contacted via e-mail. In relation to the competition there will not be entertained any correspondence. The legal recourse is excluded.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

The Albis Day Pass ( pay for 4 zones get 6 zones coverage )

The Albis day pass is particularly good-value for those wishing to take daytrips and walking tours to the Albis-Felsenegg-Uetliberg region, as well as those wishing to explore the Sihl- and Reppischtal, the city of Zurich, or the lake for a short cruise.

This ticket is valid for 24 hours in zones 10, 50, 51, 54 and 55.

You pay for just 4 of these 6 zones. You can validate your Albis day pass from any location in the ZVV network. This gives you complete freedom to get into, as well as move within, the zones listed above.

Automatic ticket machines: select destination code *131

ZVV machine:

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/vbz/en/i...t_machine.html

http://www.laf.ch/freizeit-wetter/albis-tageskarte.html

You get the Albis day ticket from a machine on with the key combination * 131 and switch. Price 2 Class Fri 16.40 (regular price), Fri 8.20 (reduced price)
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Don't forget MOBILITY : car-sharing or rather car-on-demand: the cheapest solution for a second/occasional car .
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Two links ( in national languages ) that are useful:

http://www.voev.ch/oV-Info.html - Temporary changes and offers, worth checking out once a month.

http://www.sbb.ch/en/station-service...r-journey.html - fare conditions T600 - T681
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

From 01.06.2012, some changes in the fares:

Prices increase slightly in Basel ( article Nr. 5558 )

Prices decrease slightly in Schaffhausen ( article Nr. 5497 )

More in the enclosed PDF in all national languages.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

UBS is celebrating its 150th anniversary ( 25th June 2012 ).

http://www.ubs.com/microsites/150-ja...n/for_you.html

http://explore.ubs.com/index_main.php?lang=eng

On this occasion for a limited time, anyone can on 25 June at all UBS branches in CH obtain a coupon booklet. It is not necessary to have an account at UBS.

The Coupon books include a voucher to purchase one of the cruise ride day ticket for only CHF 5 - to most Swiss lakes and rivers ( as per www.vssu.ch ).

The campaign: "For a whole day riding gently on the ship."

More in national languages in the enclosed PDF.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

This issue from the UTP highlights the following:

Special tickets for KOVIVE events:

http://www.kovive.ch/
( Volunteering positions might also be available for those keen )

Hello Neighbour Ticket ( BaZ )

CHF49 ( of CHF69 ) same day return trip from any NthWest CH station to Karlsruhe, DE, independent of train selection ( OK to board an ICE train too, only other cost is CHF5 extra if you need a seat reservation per train ), does not dependent on any existing Abonnement, valid from 18.06.2012 to 19.08.2012.

Albanifest 2012 special deals ( Albani-Joker-Button ticket includes the Night Supplement )

plus others detailed in the attached PDF.
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Enclosed PDF in German describes the GA history.
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For those whowould rather read it in French:
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