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Old 11.11.2007, 13:40
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Re: GA or U-Abo(TNW) plus Halbtax

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To make the GA worthwhile, I would have to travel for leisure for (on average) more than 360 CHF/month at regular fares (which would cost me 180 CHF the with Halbtax card). That sounds like a lot of train travel.

I figure that in my situation a GA would not make sense; I'd have to travel almost every week-end to make it worthwhile. Am I correct? Opinions? Thoughts?
I'm actually trying to do a trip every weekend and even then the annual GA (abonnement général in French) doesn't make sense unless you're staying overnight somewhere and can't take advantage of a day card (carte journalière in French, Tageskart in German). CHF 360/month sounds like two round trips to Zurich per week.

The day card offers unlimited travel after 9:00 on a weekday or all-day on a Sat or Sun. I think it's usually CHF 57, but it's CHF 39 from Oct 27th to Dec 9th. (Students and those under age 25 pay only CHF 11 with a reservation form!)

The web page isn't available in English, only the three below:

French
http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/fr/reisemarkt/...um-halbtax.htm

German
http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/reisemarkt/...um-halbtax.htm

Italian
http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/it/reisemarkt/...um-halbtax.htm

Last edited by BenK; 13.11.2007 at 07:29.
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