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IR train and Travel Card

Can I use my Zürich travel card to go on a IR interRegio train?
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Old 31.08.2007, 15:55
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Re: IR train and Travel Card

I have an all zones zuirch card, so as long as I travel in those zones I'm ok.
Ace was what I thought.

EDIT : There was a reply in between this and my first post, by ChemGoddess, Wheres it gone?
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Old 31.08.2007, 16:00
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I have an all zones zuirch card, so as long as I travel in those zones I'm ok.
Ace was what I thought.

EDIT : There was a reply in between this and my first post, by ChemGoddess, Wheres it gone?
I do know and she was right. As long as you stay within the zones you have a valid card for, you're ok.
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Old 31.08.2007, 16:11
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Re: IR train and Travel Card

Sorry, I was about 95% sure that I was right but not 100% so I deleted it quickly so I could check. But I should have just left it as I was right.

As far as I know though, a zurich 10 zone card is valid on any mode of public transportation as long as you are within those 10 zones, whether it be bus, tram, train (any one from anywhere) ship etc. etc. etc.

Hence all those silly "Ich bin auch ein [insert thing here]" Signs the SBB has up.

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I do know and she was right. As long as you stay within the zones you have a valid card for, you're ok.
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Hence all those silly "Ich bin auch ein [insert thing here]" Signs the SBB has up.
Berliner?

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I think the ships have been chopped off as of this summer. Let me dig and confirm this....
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Re: IR train and Travel Card

It's possible but I have seen several "Ich bin auch ein Schiff" recently. Or maybe they had those up and if you read the fine print you'd realize that "Ich bin kein Schiff"


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I think the ships have been chopped off as of this summer. Let me dig and confirm this....
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It's possible but I have seen several "Ich bin auch ein Schiff" recently. Or maybe they had those up and if you read the fine print you'd realize that "Ich bin kein Schiff"
I am sure I read it in 20 Minuten but can't find a reference and too have seen the ads.

edit: reference found: http://www.20min.ch/tools/suchen/story/27381092 - back in April this was news.
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Re: IR train and Travel Card

can i take a one zone extension(I have zone 10 pass) to thalwil and travel in IR train that goes towards Zug or do i have to travel only in S-Bahn trains only?
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can i take a one zone extension(I have zone 10 pass) to thalwil and travel in IR train that goes towards Zug or do i have to travel only in S-Bahn trains only?
again, to reiterate, you can travel on any train as long as you have a valid ticket at the time you're checked. IR is ok too, as well as S-bahn train
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Old 31.08.2007, 16:56
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I am sure I read it in 20 Minuten but can't find a reference and too have seen the ads.

edit: reference found: http://www.20min.ch/tools/suchen/story/27381092 - back in April this was news.

Just to be clear, this only applies to through tickets on the SBB, right? If you buy a Zurich all-zones day card for example, that is still valid on the Zurich Lake boats. If you buy a ticket from Zug to Berne, that is not valid for the boats on Zurich Lake.

Also, GAs are still valid on the boats.
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Old 31.08.2007, 17:20
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Just to be clear, this only applies to through tickets on the SBB, right? If you buy a Zurich all-zones day card for example, that is still valid on the Zurich Lake boats. If you buy a ticket from Zug to Berne, that is not valid for the boats on Zurich Lake.

Also, GAs are still valid on the boats.
Yes ... SBB tickets that were purchased outside the ZVV are not valid on boats any more.

All ZVV tickets, incl. Rainbow Abo, are valid on ZVV ships assuming you have the proper zone.
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Berliner?

"Ich bin ein Berliner" = I am a doughnut.
I love that quote .
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...All ZVV tickets, incl. Rainbow Abo, ...
What is a Rainbow Abo?
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Re: IR train and Travel Card

You will get all the info about travel throughout Switzerland (by train), from this website...... http://www.sbb.ch/en/
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You will get all the info about travel throughout Switzerland (by train), from this website...... http://www.sbb.ch/en/
What's your point? If related to to the thread in general I think you'll find this is about ZVV rather than SBB. If responding to the last post did you search the SBB website and find this "rainbow abo" - if so, what is it?
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Old 02.09.2007, 08:21
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What is a Rainbow Abo?
"Regenbogenkarte" or "Regenbogen-Abo" was the former name for yearly and monthly ZVV passes. While it's officially no longer in use, a lot of people still use that term.

Nowadays the official name is "ZVV-NetzPass" (ZVV network pass).
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"Regenbogenkarte" or "Regenbogen-Abo" was the former name for yearly and monthly ZVV passes. While it's officially no longer in use, a lot of people still use that term.

Nowadays the official name is "ZVV-NetzPass" (ZVV network pass).
Thank you. It's nice to se there are a few helpful people in this group.
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Special SBB fare ticket?

A slight tangent from the subject header...
I heard there is a special rail ticket which can be used for the entire Switzerland (like a GA) which costs something like 30sfr. The only catch is that they are valid for specified dates of travel and there is a limited number on sale in special booths.

I apologise for the lack of clarity but I'm hoping that someone here has more details or know if I am talking BS or not

On a more definite note, there is a ticket called the "Plan & Spar" ticket which is supposedly cheaper. It has to be reserved in advance and you have to travel on the dates specified.
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A slight tangent from the subject header...
I heard there is a special rail ticket which can be used for the entire Switzerland (like a GA) which costs something like 30sfr. The only catch is that they are valid for specified dates of travel and there is a limited number on sale in special booths.

I apologise for the lack of clarity but I'm hoping that someone here has more details or know if I am talking BS or not

On a more definite note, there is a ticket called the "Plan & Spar" ticket which is supposedly cheaper. It has to be reserved in advance and you have to travel on the dates specified.
You mean the Gemeinde Tageskarte..........

Do you have any idea about "gemeinde tageskarte"?
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