Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Transportation/driving  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12.04.2011, 16:18
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 14,989
Groaned at 295 Times in 199 Posts
Thanked 19,057 Times in 8,019 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
What to do with a GA credit

When I went on holiday, I left my GA at the SBB counter and when I collected it, they gave me some sort of voucher/credit.

Does anyone know what I can do with this? Can I just change it back for cash? Or does it have to be used against another GA, or something else like that?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12.04.2011, 16:22
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: What to do with a GA credit

They are only redeemable at SBB ticket offices in exchange for tickets or travel passes (i.e. you can't exchange them for cash). I suppose in theory one could put them towards a new GA, but I usually use mine to purchase travel passes/one-month travel cards for visitors, or to pay for trips abroad.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 12.04.2011, 16:23
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: What to do with a GA credit

Does it have any writing on it that might give you (us) a clue what to do with it?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 12.04.2011, 16:45
porsch1909
 
Posts: n/a
Re: What to do with a GA credit

I'm sorry I don't understand this. So you left it at the SBB office so it wasn't usable so SBB gave you credit for that time you left it there and they kept it for you?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12.04.2011, 16:54
economisto
 
Posts: n/a
Re: What to do with a GA credit

Quote:
View Post
I'm sorry I don't understand this. So you left it at the SBB office so it wasn't usable so SBB gave you credit for that time you left it there and they kept it for you?
It seems that you do understand it after all.
Reply With Quote
This user groans at for this post:
  #6  
Old 12.04.2011, 17:12
jrspet's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Quaint Wädenswil, Zürich, CH
Posts: 8,131
Groaned at 27 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 7,036 Times in 3,912 Posts
jrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What to do with a GA credit

Would be you keen in selling off those SBB Rail Bons / Vouchers ?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank jrspet for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 12.04.2011, 17:26
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 14,989
Groaned at 295 Times in 199 Posts
Thanked 19,057 Times in 8,019 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What to do with a GA credit

Quote:
View Post
So you left it at the SBB office so it wasn't usable so SBB gave you credit for that time you left it there and they kept it for you?
Genau.

Quote:
View Post
Would be you keen in selling off those SBB Rail Bons / Vouchers ?
Not if I can use it to get another GA or halbtax.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12.04.2011, 17:31
jrspet's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Quaint Wädenswil, Zürich, CH
Posts: 8,131
Groaned at 27 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 7,036 Times in 3,912 Posts
jrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What to do with a GA credit

Quote:
View Post

Not if I can use it to get another GA or halbtax.
Yes, you use it for your next purchase at SBB - either for a GA or any other subscription - good as cash really.

Max. 30 days for your GA, CHF10 each time is payable when you leave your original GA at SBB.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12.04.2011, 20:31
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Einsiedeln
Posts: 233
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 89 Times in 53 Posts
SWISSG has earned some respectSWISSG has earned some respect
Re: What to do with a GA credit

Does SBB do anything similar for a one month pass?

For example, if you only need it for three weeks?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12.04.2011, 20:41
Rob's Avatar
Rob Rob is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Baden AG
Posts: 465
Groaned at 9 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 1,367 Times in 528 Posts
Rob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What to do with a GA credit

Quote:
View Post
Does SBB do anything similar for a one month pass?

For example, if you only need it for three weeks?
If you have a halbtax you can get the monthly pass.

https://www.sbb.ch/mct/wi/shop/b2c/adw.do?68

It costs a bit mind, CHF370.

If you're coming from abroad you can get the Swiss Pass.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12.04.2011, 20:46
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Einsiedeln
Posts: 233
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 89 Times in 53 Posts
SWISSG has earned some respectSWISSG has earned some respect
Re: What to do with a GA credit

Quote:
View Post
If you have a halbtax you can get the monthly pass.

https://www.sbb.ch/mct/wi/shop/b2c/adw.do?68

It costs a bit mind, CHF370.

If you're coming from abroad you can get the Swiss Pass.
Thanks for the answer. I meant to ask if there is a credit for days you don't use the monthly pass.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12.04.2011, 22:49
Rob's Avatar
Rob Rob is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Baden AG
Posts: 465
Groaned at 9 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 1,367 Times in 528 Posts
Rob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond reputeRob has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What to do with a GA credit

Quote:
View Post
Thanks for the answer. I meant to ask if there is a credit for days you don't use the monthly pass.
OK, sorry I misunderstood. I don't think so. Annual pass yes but I don't think you'll get a refund for using 3 weeks out of 4. I've never heard of it anyway.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Rob for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Credit [how does credit history work in Switzerland] clintminer73 Finance/banking/taxation 8 19.03.2014 11:58
Credit Check in UK? jammidge Finance/banking/taxation 2 27.03.2011 11:48
Obtaining credit cards/establshing credit? mbennion76 Finance/banking/taxation 6 09.03.2008 21:31
How do I credit my simcard? moula TV/internet/telephone 5 19.08.2007 20:38
AECS in Horgen - Credit Suisse's credit card business - somebody work there? Greg530 Finance/banking/taxation 9 15.04.2007 18:05


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 22:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0