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Sbb ticket travel question

Hello. I was trying to look o line for the answer but I couldn't find anything clear. So I'm planing on going to Geneva from Aigle to spend a day traveling with my dog. I do not have a half-fare card so I plan on purchasing a return ticket. When I get off of the train station in Geneva, can I take any bus as long as it is in the same zone? (Since I declared my final destination as Geneva station?) And could I also stop and get Off in Vevey or Lausanne since it is on the way back? Is there a limit to where I can stop and get back on time wise? Sorry, still Learning how it all works. I'm used to staying in the same canton and traveling.
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Re: Sbb ticket travel question

SBB tickets only include SBB trains.

Zone tickets allow (almost) any transportation mean.

I suppose a ticket for Aigle to Geneve will be a SBB ticket. They offer to "upsale" to include a city ticket, which you can choose when buying the ticket.
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Re: Sbb ticket travel question

I thought all were called sbb ticketS But I'm going to the train station so I guess that it isn't called SBB. I didn't know there is a difference
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Re: Sbb ticket travel question

I'm not an expert by any stretch, but I think you might be better off with a Tageskarte as opposed to a point-to-point ticket. That allows you to take trams, buses and trains pretty much anywhere in the country for the whole day.

Also note that your dog will need a ticket too. I don't have a dog so I don't know how it works, but I'm sure someone can help if you need that info.
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I'm not an expert by any stretch, but I think you might be better off with a Tageskarte as opposed to a point-to-point ticket. That allows you to take trams, buses and trains pretty much anywhere in the country for the whole day.

Also note that your dog will need a ticket too. I don't have a dog so I don't know how it works, but I'm sure someone can help if you need that info.
Dog needs a 2nd class half fare ticket, regardless of whether you’re in 1st or 2nd class. Unless, if I remember correctly, it’s in a carrier on your lap or something, in which case it’s free - but as mine was too big for that to be applicable (and, given her user name, I expect hers too), I don’t know the details.
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Dog needs a 2nd class half fare ticket, regardless of whether you’re in 1st or 2nd class. Unless, if I remember correctly, it’s in a carrier on your lap or something, in which case it’s free - but as mine was too big for that to be applicable (and, given her user name, I expect hers too), I don’t know the details.
Depends on the size of the bag...
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Dog needs a 2nd class half fare ticket, regardless of whether you’re in 1st or 2nd class. Unless, if I remember correctly, it’s in a carrier on your lap or something, in which case it’s free - but as mine was too big for that to be applicable (and, given her user name, I expect hers too), I don’t know the details.
There are two requirements in order for the dog to travel free:

1. Under 30 cm (measured at the shoulders)
2. Traveling in a bag, crate, or other suitable carrier


By the way, there is a 1 day dog travel card, good Switzerland wide, for CHF 35. The dog must travel with a person holding a valid ticket.

So play with the prices; if a half tax for your dog for this trip is more than CHF 35, consider the Hunde Tageskarte:

https://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-an...-for-dogs.html


Another FYI:

If you travel frequently with your dog, you might look into a Hunde GA. This is a yearly pass, good throughout Switzerland, CHF 785. We had these back when the Meloncollies were hiking up and down mountains every weekend, as the Hunde GA covered many of the cable cars as well. We are all older and wobblier now and don't hike the way we used to so it's now more cost effective to pay per ride... but if you are active travelers, something to think about.
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Re: Sbb ticket travel question

As usual, melloncollie has nailed it. However, one more bit of info: your dog can travel on a SuperSaver ticket, which is often (probably always, actually) cheaper than the CHF 35 dog day ticket, unless you're travelling multiple legs of a journey with stops in between.

I note that the SBB web page that melloncollie linked doesn't even mention that you can buy a second class reduced/Halbtax ticket for your dog (even if you don't have a Halbtax card -- it's essentially the same ticket as for a child), mentioning only the expensive CHF 35 day pass for dogs. That's a bit sneaky.
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Re: Sbb ticket travel question

Yes, so far I have been purchasing a ticket for my dog, but so far our trips have never been long enough to purchase a day pass for either of us. We maybe only travel via train once or twice a month, and never spending over 200chf for the both of us in one month. We take local trips around town, or up the mountains, etc. But I am thinking before the weather gets colder about traveling to Geneva with him and stoping back at some other places along the way back home such as Lausanne and/or Vevey.
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Re: Sbb ticket travel question

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SBB tickets only include SBB trains.

Zone tickets allow (almost) any transportation mean.

I suppose a ticket for Aigle to Geneve will be a SBB ticket. They offer to "upsale" to include a city ticket, which you can choose when buying the ticket.
No, that is not correct. SBB tickets may include other forms of transport.

SBB City tickets include a day card for travel at one or both ends of the trip.

If you put a bus or tram stop as the departure/destination point on the SBB search it will give you the option for the appropriate ticket for the full journey, not just trains.
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No, that is not correct. SBB tickets may include other forms of transport.

SBB City tickets include a day card for travel at one or both ends of the trip.

If you put a bus or tram stop as the departure/destination point on the SBB search it will give you the option for the appropriate ticket for the full journey, not just trains.
Not correct as in not correct in any case, yes.

But if you buy Zürich-Bern, or Aigle-Geneve without any add-ons, you'll end up with a pure SBB ticket for exactly that stretch, without any local transport. Nothing more, nothing less.

You can easily upsell to a city ticket (in the example of Aigle to Geneva and back within a day, it's just 4 CHF) - but it's an opt-in, not an opt-out.
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Re: Sbb ticket travel question

Looks like everyone has given great information. Only one thing to add to the OP.... if you buy a ticket from say Aigle to Geneva, with the Geneva city ticket add on, then you can use public transit in Geneva, and also, like you mentioned, you could still get out at one of the stops along the way - for example, you mentioned Lausanne. The ticket is good for the route in the direction of travel booked, so you can get out along the way and get back on the train again and continue on your trip whenever you like.
The only time you CAN'T do this is if you buy a "supersaver" ticket... so, if you want to do that make sure you don't buy the cheaper supersaver ticket for you or your dog. Those are for specific train times only.

Enjoy! The trains here really are one of Switzerland's great features
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Looks like everyone has given great information. Only one thing to add to the OP.... if you buy a ticket from say Aigle to Geneva, with the Geneva city ticket add on, then you can use public transit in Geneva, and also, like you mentioned, you could still get out at one of the stops along the way - for example, you mentioned Lausanne. The ticket is good for the route in the direction of travel booked, so you can get out along the way and get back on the train again and continue on your trip whenever you like.
The only time you CAN'T do this is if you buy a "supersaver" ticket... so, if you want to do that make sure you don't buy the cheaper supersaver ticket for you or your dog. Those are for specific train times only.

Enjoy! The trains here really are one of Switzerland's great features
I think this was the only one that answered my question fully 😂 I just wanted to know if I could get off a train and back on at a different time.
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Re: Sbb ticket travel question

For such a one off trip you'd be best to buy the day card from your commune.. around 40-44 chf depending on commune.. Then you jump on and off and use any transport you like.. It's likely to cost that just for Aigle-Geneve return anyways..


Plus doggie cost of course.
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I think this was the only one that answered my question fully 😂 I just wanted to know if I could get off a train and back on at a different time.
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