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Geneva-Zürich transport pass

Hi,

I got a job in Geneva and my boyfriend in Zürich, so I'm looking for the best solution on public transports. I'll be living in Geneva and using the public transports for my daily life, and then I might go visit my boyfriend twice a month, on the weekends.

Is there a single solution for this situation, or should I buy two different passes, one for Geneva, and one for when I go visit Zürich? I wouldn't mind having a pass that covers free or half-price tickets to other cities besides Zürich as well...

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Re: Geneva-Zürich transport pass

Get a GA
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Get an AG http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and.../overview.html
CHF 3550 or CHF 2530 (if purchased before 25th birthday)

Bi-monthly Geneve - Zurich is CHF 2100 a year.
Unireso "Tout Genève" CHF 700
Half-fare card CHF 150
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Re: Geneva-Zürich transport pass

Maybe driving would be best option?
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Re: Geneva-Zürich transport pass

If you travel only twice a month between Geneve and Zurich , the best option will be the halftaxcard, a GA is way to expensive when you travel only twice a month.

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Re: Geneva-Zürich transport pass

Thank you all for your answers!

I can't possibly afford a GVA right now (maybe next year), so I think I'm gonna go for the Unireso+Halbtax for now. I'll still be 24 when I arrive Geneva, so I'm hoping I can get both passes with the youth discount!
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Thank you all for your answers!

I can't possibly afford a GVA right now (maybe next year), so I think I'm gonna go for the Unireso+Halbtax for now. I'll still be 24 when I arrive Geneva, so I'm hoping I can get both passes with the youth discount!
The monthly price for the GA is CHF 235 in your case. Makes a total of CHF 2820 per year (a small loan, if you can get it, may be cheaper than that)


Also have a look at Track7/Voie7 http://www.voie7.ch/abos/voie7/
No cheaper option to travel from Geneva to Zurich after 7 pm.
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The monthly price for the GA is CHF 235 in your case. Makes a total of CHF 2820 per year (a small loan, if you can get it, may be cheaper than that)


Also have a look at Track7/Voie7 http://www.voie7.ch/abos/voie7/
No cheaper option to travel from Geneva to Zurich after 7 pm.
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Re: Geneva-Zürich transport pass

Car is 600Km round trip. A normal-ish car would cost you about 70CHF only for fuel.

Train is about 80CHF round trip with the Halbtax.


Only reasonable choice is either GA paid per month if you can't afford the lump sum, or even better the Track 7 ticket which is probably the best option if you're leaving Friday evening and return Sunday evening.


If you don't use car for other purposes (including the pleasure of having a car for people that like driving) I would suggest against it, since tax, insurance, parking are big fixed costs that could reach the price of the GA and on top of that you would need to maintain it and fuel it. Plus (except for exceptional cases) the almost 3 hours each way, could be better spent on the train.



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take a Track 7 and be done with it.
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Re: Geneva-Zürich transport pass

Drivers and passengers first register, then meet up, sharing the petrol costs,

http://www.mitfahrgelegenheit.ch/pag...owto_passenger

http://www.mitfahrgelegenheit.ch/mit...ate=08.08.2014

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Some small railway companies do not accept the after 7 pm ticket (RBS in Bern) but it is a good offer from CFF/SBB

http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and-tickets/railpasses/track-7.html
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