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Old 08.12.2015, 20:37
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Re: SBB is just ridiculous...

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There are smiliar systems in Hong Kong ,Melbourne ,Sydney for example.
The latest version of the sbb app shows your tickets in the apple wallet, if you want to.

Is somebody doing the commute from Basel to zurich by train ?
What is the price for the monthly ticket(if you need only to go Zurich HB)?
I asked that question at the counter some years ago and was told to buy a 2nd class GA, because it is the cheaper option by far. In my case the GA cost around 2400 CHF because my spouse already had one of her own, so I could buy the duo-partner price. And I've been on GA ever since.

BTW the 2400 CHF GA is the yearly price, and when you stay abroad for extended period of time you can let SBB store it for you and they pay you back based on the days you didn't use it (there is a maximum refund value though) in the form of SBB vouchers. I could also use it on all kinds of public transport including the ferries on Zurich Lake. So needless to say I'd recommend you buy it!

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I asked that question at the counter some years ago and was told to buy a 2nd class GA,
The GA is, in my opinion, one of the best deals available in Switzerland. If you have a halbtax you can also get a monthly GA. I did then when I started my job in Basel, as I didn't want to commit to a yearly GA during my probabtion period.
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