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Is Halbtax valid on local, intracity transport??

Apologies if this is clarified elsewhere, but I couldn't find an answer to this simple questions: Is the halbtax card valid for traveling WITHIN a city (via bus, tram, etc)? Or is it only valid for travel via train and post bus between cities? I'm specifically asking about travelling with BernMobil bus and tram within Bern. Thanks in advance.
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Apologies if this is clarified elsewhere, but I couldn't find an answer to this simple questions: Is the halbtax card valid for traveling WITHIN a city (via bus, tram, etc)? Or is it only valid for travel via train and post bus between cities? I'm specifically asking about travelling with BernMobil bus and tram within Bern. Thanks in advance.
Yes, it is valid: http://www.libero-tarifverbund.ch/ue...ge-fragen.html
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Apologies if this is clarified elsewhere, but I couldn't find an answer to this simple questions: Is the halbtax card valid for traveling WITHIN a city (via bus, tram, etc)? Or is it only valid for travel via train and post bus between cities? I'm specifically asking about travelling with BernMobil bus and tram within Bern. Thanks in advance.
YES, it IS valid on all railways, trams and buses and most ships

That it is valid within cities and towns exactly is what is so useful
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Re: Is Halbtax valid on local, intracity transport??

Thank you for your swift response and clarification! The SBB officer seemed to indicate that it was only for trains, so that's why I was confused.
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Re: Is Halbtax valid on local, intracity transport??

It certainly is valid, but on Bernmobil you will not receive a flat 50% reduction, it is less but I do not know the exact percentage.
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Re: Is Halbtax valid on local, intracity transport??

But, always check when wanting a ride on a cable-car, especially in Graubünden.
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It certainly is valid, but on Bernmobil you will not receive a flat 50% reduction, it is less but I do not know the exact percentage.
Also in Zurich, some journeys have a less than 50% discount, I noticed.
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Apologies if this is clarified elsewhere, but I couldn't find an answer to this simple questions: Is the halbtax card valid for traveling WITHIN a city (via bus, tram, etc)? Or is it only valid for travel via train and post bus between cities? I'm specifically asking about travelling with BernMobil bus and tram within Bern. Thanks in advance.
Not only is it valid on almost every public transport system within the entire country, it is also valid on some ski resorts to get you half-price lunch!
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Not only is it valid on almost every public transport system within the entire country, it is also valid on some ski resorts to get you half-price lunch!
Cool! Where?
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Cool! Where?
Lenzerheide, in some of the bigger restaurants on the slopes
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This link includes a map showing where your half price abo is valid
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This link includes a map showing where your half price abo is valid
Next time don't forget to paste the link
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Re: Is Halbtax valid on local, intracity transport??

Old age!!! Sorry

http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and...ravelcard.html
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Re: Is Halbtax valid on local, intracity transport??

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Also in Zurich, some journeys have a less than 50% discount, I noticed.
Yep - for trips across fewer than three zones the reduction is <50%. This means tickets less than about Fr5 for a one-hour single, double that for a 24h. I guess it's something to do with actually needing to be able to meet the costs on shorter trips (particularly as these are mostly within densely, and thus expensively, served areas such as Zürich city) without demanding ridiculous amounts in subsidy.

It's possible the OP had been asking about monthly/annual passes for the various transport networks, which specifically do not have a halbtax discount. This is mostly because if you use them at all regularly they're cheaper than buying single tickets with a halbtax anyway, and it'd be taking the piss a little to want half price on top of that.
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Re: Is Halbtax valid on local, intracity transport??

It depends on the city or canton, for example within the city of Luzern is NOT valid, you have to pay the normal price
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It depends on the city or canton, for example within the city of Luzern is NOT valid, you have to pay the normal price
With the halbtax? That is not true, it works with single and day tickets.

http://www.vbl.ch/billette-abos/pass...inzelbillette/

If you are talking about a monthly pass, then, no, there is no further discount, but that is normal around Switzerland.
http://www.vbl.ch/billette-abos/pass...te/erwachsene/
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It depends on the city or canton, for example within the city of Luzern is NOT valid, you have to pay the normal price
You could not be more wrong: http://www.passepartout.ch/dynamic/page.asp?seiid=75
Ther is just no discount for the short trip ticket.
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Re: Is Halbtax valid on local, intracity transport??

Well, but at the end you do not get HALF discount (as the name card says) in other tickets...by the way, I usually use the "short distance" tickets and have to pay 2.40fr. which is normal price
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Re: Is Halbtax valid on local, intracity transport??

there are also little symbols on your card showing you for what you have discount there is a train, a bus and a ship on there
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