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Old 31.10.2007, 21:20
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Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

Hi everybody,

is anybody aware of a montly passe available for Zurich city public transport service? I found on ZVV website the ''Zurich Card'' (34 chf) that allows you to use all ZVV routes (tram + bus + S-bahn) but valid for only 72 hours... In america, most city offer a pass good for both bus and metro/tram valid for the whole month which is very convenient since it avoid people to purchase their transportation ticket every single day...

Will I have to purchase a ticket ("Zurich city" ticket) everytime I use public transport?

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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

Hi Matlat,
you can get a Monthly pass from HB valid for a Month for 75chf.
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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

I have a yearly card for all forms of public transport in canton Zurich (including the boat). Also, don't forget to purchase a Half tax card (halbtax)
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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

Thanks guys!

So the monthly card is available only at HB and not in those vending machines found at every stops? Valid for bus/tram/S-bahn/boat?

How much (chf) is the year-long pass/card?

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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

You can buy it at any of the ZVV ticket booth, some of their locations are: Central, Bellevue, Paradeplatz, Kreuzplatz, among others.

A year pass is just under 700 Francs.

If you don't travel before 9 am, the "Neun-Uhr-Pass" is a cheaper alternative.
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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

Have a look at the ZVV website ticket prices for monthly (Monatsabo) and yearly (Jahresabo) passes: http://www.zvv.ch/preise_netzpass_bonuspass_06.asp
It's in German, but you should be able to get the point. A couple of things to note: (1) Zone 10, the main zone for Zurich, counts as 2 zones in the prices listings. (2) You can buy a pass just for you, with your picture on it (persoenlich), or a pass for anyone, without a picture on it (uebertragbar).

With that in mind, you should be able to decide which pass type is appropriate for you.

Also, you can buy tickets wherever there's an actual ticket office. I've seen them at Zurich HB, Oerlikon, and Schwamendingen, and I think there's a list of offices on the ZVV website someplace.
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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

oups forgot something...

what is the Half tax card (halbtax)?

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oups forgot something...

what is the Half tax card (halbtax)?

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http://www.englishforum.ch/transport...-tax-card.html

Have a read load of good info.
The yearly travl card saves you a hell of a lot of money, and if you decide to leave before the year is over they will refund the months not used.
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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

A half tax card will get you a discount of upto 50% on all travel throughout Switzerland.

It makes travel a lot cheaper.

http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/reisemarkt/...te/halbtax.htm

It's in English.
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Thanks to all of you for your help. I am all set for traveling!

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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

Does this mean that the zvv would cost 37.50 if I had a half tax card?.

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No, the Halbtax does not get you a discount on ZVV Abos.
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Old 28.11.2007, 10:58
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Does this mean that the zvv would cost 37.50 if I had a half tax card?.

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Sorry, but no. There are reduced prices for persons less than 25 years old though.

(Also, you can't save 1500 Fr. on the nation-wide 1 year GA/AG by buying a half tax card )

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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

Just be sure to take a sec and think about how often and when you will be using the transit.

Since the half-tax doesn't apply to the monthy pass, if you don't ride very often, just getting the half-tax and then buying day passes as you need them might be better.

There is also a pass, that gives you a really good deal, called the 9 oclock (or something like that pass) that you should get if you will be travelling after 9AM on weekdays (anytime on the weekend), you can get it in multi-pass, month or year. its less expensive than the regular pass.

ALSO, if you go to the main station in zurich (or others i'm sure), they actually have a brochure with all of these options, in english and everything!!!!

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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

I usually get the Regenbogenkarte, which is valid for all Trams and Buses in Zurich (blue zone). You can get an impersonal one for around 80 CHF valid for a month.

Pro: if you are not using it, you can give it to a friend and they can use it
Con: if you get controlled on the tram and you don't have it on you you get fined

or you can get a personal Rainbow card (with photo) for 75 CHF

Pro: if you get controlled on the tram and you don't have it on you you can take it by and show it later and wont have to pay the fine
Con: It is only valid for you

Both these option have the advantage that you can, if planned correctly skip ties when you are on vacation or otherwise not using public transportation.
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Jahresabo and station choice

I just went to the online ZVV "Ticket-Shop" to try to see how much the transportation within the city would cost me a year.

It's nice that they have the "under-25" discount. I'm soon to be 23, so can get off cheap for two years.

I didn't understand one thing, though. In the "Ticket-Sortiment", they show you pay by number of zones (with city counting as two zones). But in the ticket-shop, I had to fill in the source and destination stations. So if I live in a suburb (which I may very well do, considering the tax and costs of housing in the city), it makes sense, so just to check I filled in Adliswil as source. But when I entered Zürich as the destination station, I was asked to choose a station. Why is that? Would the Jahresabo ticket not be valid for everywhere in the city? Or have I somehow missed something and it's only valid for one specific route?

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I just went to the online ZVV "Ticket-Shop" to try to see how much the transportation within the city would cost me a year.

It's nice that they have the "under-25" discount. I'm soon to be 23, so can get off cheap for two years.

I didn't understand one thing, though. In the "Ticket-Sortiment", they show you pay by number of zones (with city counting as two zones). But in the ticket-shop, I had to fill in the source and destination stations. So if I live in a suburb (which I may very well do, considering the tax and costs of housing in the city), it makes sense, so just to check I filled in Adliswil as source. But when I entered Zürich as the destination station, I was asked to choose a station. Why is that? Would the Jahresabo ticket not be valid for everywhere in the city? Or have I somehow missed something and it's only valid for one specific route?

Thanks,
-- Tom

I should be valid for the entire zone. You are better off just waiting until you get here and talking to somebody at the office about it. They charge extra for a monthly outside zone, but I don't know what it is as I live in Zurich. Under 25 yrs old though is only 55 CHF a month - def. nice You are also entitled to the G7, which as been mentioned on the forum before. I would recommend getting it... but as its only available to those under 25 yrs old when you first come its sometimes not mentioned. I am the young one in my lab so it wasn't discussed much at first as most could not get it. The halb tax and G7 together only cost 250 CHF for the year.
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I just went to the online ZVV "Ticket-Shop" to try to see how much the transportation within the city would cost me a year.

It's nice that they have the "under-25" discount. I'm soon to be 23, so can get off cheap for two years.

I didn't understand one thing, though. In the "Ticket-Sortiment", they show you pay by number of zones (with city counting as two zones). But in the ticket-shop, I had to fill in the source and destination stations. So if I live in a suburb (which I may very well do, considering the tax and costs of housing in the city), it makes sense, so just to check I filled in Adliswil as source. But when I entered Zürich as the destination station, I was asked to choose a station. Why is that? Would the Jahresabo ticket not be valid for everywhere in the city? Or have I somehow missed something and it's only valid for one specific route?

Thanks,
-- Tom
because Zurich has different stations, even though it would be valid everywhere in zurich if you get a pass that includes zone 10, the system asks you to verify which station you need, if you want to get an approximate cost just choose Zurich Hauptbahnhof(main station). But as abzurich said you will be best off purchasing that time of pass once your here.
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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

Regenbogen -Rainbow passes purchasable for one month, two months, year etc, good on trams, bus, ships

Halbtax/halftax- to get half price on train/bus/ship (in first and second class) travel (can buy for one year/two years) also is possbile to get supplement with that gives 25% off on train trips out side of Switzerland(in certain countries, mainly germany and austria)

GA-general abonnement- can be bought for first or second class travel (is a pass for all of switzerland, for almost all boats/trains/busses

Gleis 7-can be bought with halftax if under 26, gives you free travel after 7, really great combo if your under 26 and want to travel around switzerland

There are also a bunch of different cards for Kids traveling with Grandparents and different speacil cards.

Like anything you need to find out how often your traveling and what your route is and then figure out the best things for you.
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Re: Monthly Pass - Zurich Public Transport (ZVV)

hi guys, I'll be job-seeker in ZH canton at least for a month, so I expect a lot of traveling around.

I wonder if
a) as a tourist with EU15 nationality I am able to buy a monthly ticket for ZH canton?
b) cheapest public transport ticket should be 9'clock monthly pass (assume every 2nd day traveling in average trough 3 zones)?
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