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Annual ZVV NetworkPass (annual travelcard)

Hi,

I would like to clarify my understanding of the Zurich's Annual ZVV NetworkPass (annual travelcard):

1. Assuming I will live in Zone 10 - will I need to pay for 1-2 zones ticket of 711 CHF - Adult - 2nd class - (http://www.zvv.ch/en/tickets/tickets...ass/index.html). Is that correct?

2. If I decide to live near Kilchberg (Zone 50) then should I choose 3 zones ticket instead (commuting to Zurich city centre means going from Zone 50 to Zone 10) as Zone 10 counts 2 times plus Zone 50 ? This will cost more which is: 1035.00 CHF - Adult - 2nd class.

3. Is there any way to lower this annual ticket cost? Any other discounts cards or so?

Can you advise?
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Old 30.05.2012, 10:28
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Re: Annual ZVV NetworkPass (annual travelcard)

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Hi,

I would like to clarify my understanding of the Zurich's Annual ZVV NetworkPass (annual travelcard):

1. Assuming I will live in Zone 10 - will I need to pay for 1-2 zones ticket of 711 CHF - Adult - 2nd class - (http://www.zvv.ch/en/tickets/tickets...ass/index.html). Is that correct?

2. If I decide to live near Kilchberg (Zone 50) then should I choose 3 zones ticket instead (commuting to Zurich city centre means going from Zone 50 to Zone 10) as Zone 10 counts 2 times plus Zone 50 ? This will cost more which is: 1035.00 CHF - Adult - 2nd class.

3. Is there any way to lower this annual ticket cost? Any other discounts cards or so?

Can you advise?
I dare say that points 1 and 2 are spot on.

Not sure about the third one - there is the possibility to pay with REKA cheques though, but is only a bonus if you have a way to get them cheap (always worth to ask around, on the forum as well)!
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Old 30.05.2012, 10:31
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Re: Annual ZVV NetworkPass (annual travelcard)

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Hi,

I would like to clarify my understanding of the Zurich's Annual ZVV NetworkPass (annual travelcard):

1. Assuming I will live in Zone 10 - will I need to pay for 1-2 zones ticket of 711 CHF - Adult - 2nd class - (http://www.zvv.ch/en/tickets/tickets...ass/index.html). Is that correct?

2. If I decide to live near Kilchberg (Zone 50) then should I choose 3 zones ticket instead (commuting to Zurich city centre means going from Zone 50 to Zone 10) as Zone 10 counts 2 times plus Zone 50 ? This will cost more which is: 1035.00 CHF - Adult - 2nd class.

3. Is there any way to lower this annual ticket cost? Any other discounts cards or so?

Can you advise?
1 and 2 are correct.

For #3, it's a pretty good deal, I think

However, consider what other travel you might be doing in Switzerland - will you be taking the train to the slopes in the winter, doing day trips, etc? If so, look into getting a (1) halbtax card (which gets you half off most public transit in Switzerland - it does not get you any further discounts on the ZVV pass though) OR a (2) GA. The GA includes travel on almost any transit within Switzerland, and would include within Zurich.

Halbtax: http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and...ravelcard.html
GA: http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and...bonnement.html

When we moved here, I worked out whether it made sense for us to get a GA, and it didn't, as my husband walks to work and I do not use transit everyday, though we do take pretty frequent trips on SBB. Once you have a better sense of where you will live, it will be easier to decide which transit pass makes most sense for you.
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Re: Annual ZVV NetworkPass (annual travelcard)

The annual pass is already a 25% discount on buying monthly passes. You also have the benefit that if its personalized you can get it replaced if you lose it, and get away with a 5 CHF fine if you forgot it one day when you were controlled. The only decision is whether the GA with unlimited travel in Switzerland is worth it. You don't have to take too many trains, boats, and the very expensive gondolas to make it worth it.
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