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A question about buses

I`ve been using trams since I came to Zurich, but I was curious if buses used the same system where you just enter and sit down without showing the ticket to the driver or something. I do have a monthly ticket, but I dont want to enter from the door in the middle/back of the bus then get stopped being mistaken for a free rider.

So my question is, do I need to show the driver my ticket, or do I just enter and have a seat like trams?
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I`ve been using trams since I came to Zurich, but I was curious if buses used the same system where you just enter and sit down without showing the ticket to the driver or something. I do have a monthly ticket, but I dont want to enter from the door in the middle/back of the bus then get stopped being mistaken for a free rider.

So my question is, do I need to show the driver my ticket, or do I just enter and have a seat like trams?
During normal hours, just enter and sit.
After 9pm, only the front door on the bus opens...so show the ticket to the driver and then go and sit.
If an inspector comes, show him the ticket.

Simple enough, eh ?
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Re: A question about buses

You must show your ticket to the driver after 21h. Before that, you don't need to.

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You must show your ticket to the driver after 21h. Before that, you don't need to.

Bah, ashishshah was faster...
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Re: A question about buses

It depends on which bus you get. If it is a Zürich city bus or trolleybus then the driver doesn't sell tickets so you get on at any door. On the suburban buses (eg Glattalbus, Limmat bus) or the post buses where they don't have a ticket machine at every stop the driver will sell tickets and you can get on at any door until 21H. After that, as others have said, you get on at the front and the driver will check your ticket.
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