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train/bus abo for 6 year old ?

My boy is turning 6 in June and will have to pay when taking the bus/train. We both have a train GA (general abo.) and I am wondering what would be best to have for him (train and bus in Basel and Switzerland). Any suggestions, link ?
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Re: train/bus abo for 6 year old ?

Is he travelling alone on the train bus ?

IF he's with you, you can get a 'familienkarte' - junior card - info is here.

http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/reisemarkt/...uniorkarte.htm

It's also possible to get one that is similar for if he's travelling with grandparents, and a day pass for kids is 15chf.
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Re: train/bus abo for 6 year old ?

Will he be travelling alone by train/tram or will you always be accompanying him? If the latter, buy the Junior card from any station. It is valid for one year and entitles your little one to travel free as long as he is accompanied by you or your partner.

If he will be using the tram occasionally on his own (as I know some kindergarten children in Basel do) then you might consider a half fare multi ticket thing (I think they are 6 tickets on one card) which work out at about a 10% reduction.

link to SBB website info

There is also a grandparent card so your child can travel for free when accompanied by grandparent.
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Re: train/bus abo for 6 year old ?

LOL! Swisspea got there first by 2 mins!
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Re: train/bus abo for 6 year old ?

The Junior card is great value for money, but as swisspea pointed out, it's only valid if he is travelling with a parent.
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Re: train/bus abo for 6 year old ?

Thanks for your answers. Is that SBB Junior ticket also valid on bus/tram in Basel (like GA) ?
He will be mostly travelling with us and only occasionaly alone.
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Re: train/bus abo for 6 year old ?

It's valid everywhere in Swizterland on buses, tram and trains and was only 20chf last year. One of the few things really good value for money here.
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Re: train/bus abo for 6 year old ?

The Junior card is also valid in the self-service restaurants in Lenzerheide to get your child half-price meals.
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Re: train/bus abo for 6 year old ?

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It's valid everywhere in Swizterland on buses, tram and trains and was only 20chf last year.
It used to be free...
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Re: train/bus abo for 6 year old ?

thanks to all, you convinced me ! Just hope it won't reach 60 CHF by the time my second child will turn 6...
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Re: train/bus abo for 6 year old ?

Its gone up to 30 Chf this year, but when I squawked in surprise at the price rise, they informed me that the previously 60 chf grandparent card had been reduced to 30 chf, so that was their justification for the price rise. But particularly if you are jumping on and off trams/buses it is really good value.
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