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Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

My husband is using the train and metro to commute, but only several days a week. He'd like to avoid having to buy a separate ticket each day or time he travels, but he isn't using transit enough for a monthly pass. Is there such a thing as a ticket that is good for 10 rides and can be used over an extended time period? We've bought that type of ticket in other places so I know the concept is reasonable. I've combed the Mobilis and T-L websites and haven't found this option, but he sees people at the station validating what looks like a multiple ride ticket.

I know about Galaxy cards but I think with those he would still have to buy the ticket each time/day and just use the Galaxy card to pay for it. If this is correct, that is not what he is looking for.

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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

Have a look at the Sticky about Public Transport on here. Somewhere there is a link to the local 'areas'. This might help.
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Old 26.11.2010, 12:24
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

I believe multiple journey cards are SBB/CFF (train) only. He can get one for the train segment of his journey but not the Metro segment.
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

I haven't a clue about French but in German it is called Mehrfahrtenkarte.

Try this PDF and site

Also SBB: http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/reisemarkt/...hrtenkarte.htm
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Old 26.11.2010, 12:30
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

Unfortunately the only option I've seen or heard about in Lausanne are the Mobilis monthly cards. The purchase of tickets gets cheaper with the CFF demi tariff and reduces the day rate but I have not come across an option to buy multi-ride tickets here as you describe. Sorry.
http://www.mobilis-vaud.ch/
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Have a look at the Sticky about Public Transport on here. Somewhere there is a link to the local 'areas'. This might help.
That led to the same mobilis-vaud.ch website I had already checked. And I had searched the Transportation/Driving forum for info.
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

While this is not a solution to your problem, it is likely to have an impact starting Dec 12th....
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

Around here it works thus: When I want a MFK (card to be 'clicked' with six journeys on) with bus and train on it (going outside the local 'area' abo) I do this. Using the touch screen on the ticket machine I have to say 'no I don't want to travel from z.B.Lausanne, I want to go from Flon Lausanne and I don't want to go to Geneva, I want to go to yyyyy (the name of the local stop, Geneva).
Whether it works in Lausanne is anybody's guess.
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

Let me guess - MFK is the Mehrfahrtenkarte ?
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

Have you looked at the transport lausanne site ?
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

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Have you looked at the transport lausanne site ?
Yes, I did look there. I was just hoping that I had missed something. Thanks to everyone for there help with this - it looks like they don't have the equivalent of the MFK in Lausanne.
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

They don't have such multi-ride tickets for buses and metros. Have you noticed there are no validation-type machines anywhere?

You can save a few CHF by purchasing your tickets with a Galaxy card. You don't save directly on the price of a ticket, but a 50.- CHF Galaxy card can be used to buy 55.- CHF worth of tickets, and you avoid the hassle of dealing with coins.
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They don't have such multi-ride tickets for buses and metros. Have you noticed there are no validation-type machines anywhere?
Thanks, HeatherM, but what are the machines that don't have a display that people seem to be validating tickets in? We've seen them at many stations, including Metro stations and have the impression people are validating tickets.

But, since multi-ride tickets are not available, is there a way to buy tickets ahead of time without specifying the date you'll use them? My husband just wants a way to avoid standing in line to buy a ticket each time he rides. (He does not ride enough to warrant a monthly pass.)
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Old 28.11.2010, 15:43
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

There are machines at Gare and Flon where you can prolong your monthly abonnement. These don't have a display I think.
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Thanks, HeatherM, but what are the machines that don't have a display that people seem to be validating tickets in? We've seen them at many stations, including Metro stations and have the impression people are validating tickets.
Looks like you are going to have to stand behind someone and look over their shoulder! Sorry my info earlier doesn't seem to be of any help. Peculiar situation though. There must be lots of people in a similar dilemma.
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Looks like you are going to have to stand behind someone and look over their shoulder! Sorry my info earlier doesn't seem to be of any help. Peculiar situation though. There must be lots of people in a similar dilemma.
The public transportation system in Lausanne isn't made for single trip tickets. You cannot buy a ride from A to B, but only for specific zones. The ticket is then valid for a certain amount of time (like 1 hour for 2 zones, 2 hours for 3 zones). If there were MFK you'd still have to specify for which zones you want to use it - and again end up in a long(er) line in front of a machine. No time saved in the end (I understood that was the main issue of OP's husband).
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

But you only stand in line to buy one once in six rides with a MFK (multi-ride ticket) and stamping them is much quicker so there is seldom a long queue.
I buy mine regularly when no-one is waiting and have a whole selection for various journeys around here.
In the ZVV (the Zürich transport area) it is all zones too, but that doesn't stop me having these multi tickets for places inside the area to places outside.
Can you not buy a multi Day cards (6 on them) for the whole of Switzerland in Lausanne? If you can, how do you invalidate them then?
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

Ok, you're having several MFK tickets at home? Like one for travelling zone 1, another one for zones 1 and 2, etc. That would be an option, but unfortunately it's not available here.

I don't know about the multi day card - it's from sbb right? There might be machines at the train station to invalidate them, but not at metro stations.
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Re: Does Lausanne transit offer multi-ride tickets?

I'd forgotten. Of course, although my ticket is valid from our local bus stop, I have to BUY it at the local railway station. The machine screen looks something like this. You have to change Departure Point and Destination by typing it into the keyboard. You may have to turn it round - for example if you don't actually want Effretikon, Moosburg, you perhaps have to type in Moosburg, Effretikon. Unfortunately this 'try-out' keyboard cannot be persuaded to do it so that we can see it properly.

This won't help the OP much, but it is interesting to have a look at.
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I'd forgotten. Of course, although my ticket is valid from our local bus stop, I have to BUY it at the local railway station. The machine screen looks something like this. You have to change Departure Point and Destination by typing it into the keyboard. You may have to turn it round - for example if you don't actually want Effretikon, Moosburg, you perhaps have to type in Moosburg, Effretikon. Unfortunately this 'try-out' keyboard cannot be persuaded to do it so that we can see it properly.

This won't help the OP much, but it is interesting to have a look at.
I just surfed the net and found that Mobilis (Vaud) as well as Geneva don't offer MFKs. Zürchers are lucky in this respect.
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