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Annual 4 Zone Travel Card: In any direction?

Would someone be able to clarify something for me?

We are looking at purchasing an ZVV Annual Travel card to cover 4 Zones, as we will be living in Zürich Zone 110 and working in Zone 142.

My question is; will this ticket enable me to travel 4 zones in any direction from Zone 110? Or, when purchasing the Annual Travel Card, will I need to specify exactly which 4 zones I would like the card to be valid for?

It seems like a lot of money to pay if all we can do is get to work and back - yet can't explore the city in any other direction.

Apologies if this is a bit of a naive question. I just can seem to find a straight answer (in English) online.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 25.05.2017, 18:58
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Re: Annual 4 Zone Travel Card: In any direction?

Here the ZVV site in English - should cover all your questions:

http://www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/home.html
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You have to choose 4 fixed zones
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Re: Annual 4 Zone Travel Card: In any direction?

Thanks for the Super fast response. Much appreciated.

In that case perhaps it's worth spending the extra CHF700 for the year and buying a travel card for all zones? Otherwise we won't be doing much exploring in our first year in Zürich!
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Old 25.05.2017, 19:31
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You have to choose 4 fixed zones
and within those zones, you can travel up and down in all directions, unlimitedly.
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Thanks for the Super fast response. Much appreciated.

In that case perhaps it's worth spending the extra CHF700 for the year and buying a travel card for all zones? Otherwise we won't be doing much exploring in our first year in Zürich!
Yes, perhaps it might. Bear in mind, though, that if you have SBB Half-fare tickets, you get 50% off long-distance trains, and a slightly lesser reduction on the ZVV single and day tickets.

Best to use both www.zvv.ch and www.sbb.ch to compare about 10 or 20 journeys, with and without a Half-fare card, and then you'll have a fairly good idea what the match is, for you.
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Re: Annual 4 Zone Travel Card: In any direction?

Great idea! Thank you!
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Re: Annual 4 Zone Travel Card: In any direction?

Mind, I think (and I trust to be corrected if wrong) you will still need to pay the Nachtzuschlag for Friday/Saturday and Saturday/Sunday nights. AFAIK there's no way around this.
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Mind, I think (and I trust to be corrected if wrong) you will still need to pay the Nachtzuschlag for Friday/Saturday and Saturday/Sunday nights. AFAIK there's no way around this.
Correct. It is a violation of the human right to make sure that the other human rights (Article 23 and 24) are not violated.

But for youths till 24 and students till 28 with selected ZKB accounts the night surcharge is free: https://www.zkb.ch/de/pr/pk/zahlen-s...chwaermer.html

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Yes, perhaps it might. Bear in mind, though, that if you have SBB Half-fare tickets, you get 50% off long-distance trains, and a slightly lesser reduction on the ZVV single and day tickets on short distance tickets.
For example in the ZVV network any (regular, 24h pass, zone upgrade, class upgrade) 3 zone or more ticket gets the full 50% reduction.


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In that case perhaps it's worth spending the extra CHF700 for the year and buying a travel card for all zones? Otherwise we won't be doing much exploring in our first year in Zürich!
You could also get extension tickets. Once you have 8 Zones (Regular plus extension combined) you can travel the whole ZVV area.
A 4 zone extension valid for 24h cost CHF 8.80 with half fare card.
http://www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/abos-und-ti...tab-tab_0.html
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