Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Transportation/driving  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12.02.2019, 13:37
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Greece
Posts: 24
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Taomorris has no particular reputation at present
Bicycle plus train

dear All,

I am going to move in Zurich area next month and was wondering if during the week, on rush hours, is possible to bring your own bicycle on every train going along Zurich Golden/Silver costs.

The idea is following: home to train station by bike, bike on the train, station to office by bike (and back at the end of the day :-)).

There are always available places on the trains or is risky?

thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12.02.2019, 13:41
Sandgrounder's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 13,638
Groaned at 126 Times in 117 Posts
Thanked 24,975 Times in 9,625 Posts
Sandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bicycle plus train

There are excluded times when you can’t bring your bike on board, I think. Check the SBB website.

Quote:
On the Zurich S-Bahn trains, you can load your bicycle yourself any time of day on Saturday and Sunday. From Monday to Friday, however, accompanied bikes are only allowed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Sandgrounder for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 12.02.2019, 13:52
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Leimbach, Zürich
Posts: 5,723
Groaned at 325 Times in 259 Posts
Thanked 6,408 Times in 3,221 Posts
EdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bicycle plus train

Better to have an old yet decent bike on the end where you would use it, Zurich town itself has excellent public transport to get to and from central station quickly. Trains/busses/metro's during rush hour can be stuffed like hell And it is likely that the amount of buggy's will prohibit you from taking your bike in.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12.02.2019, 13:53
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Greece
Posts: 24
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Taomorris has no particular reputation at present
Re: Bicycle plus train

Thank you Sandgrounder, I found the same info. I was just wondering if there are limited spaces so, even if you are allowed by SBB, in the end you can't board it on the train because it's full. Somebody that does it regularly and can advise please?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12.02.2019, 14:15
papasmurf's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: ZH
Posts: 554
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 579 Times in 227 Posts
papasmurf is considered knowledgeablepapasmurf is considered knowledgeablepapasmurf is considered knowledgeable
Re: Bicycle plus train

theres usually a set carriage or two for cycles, never seen these full outside of peak times ..and if it is just get the next train. remember you also need a ticket for your bike.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12.02.2019, 14:24
Fish Paste's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North
Posts: 1,060
Groaned at 39 Times in 24 Posts
Thanked 1,328 Times in 610 Posts
Fish Paste has a reputation beyond reputeFish Paste has a reputation beyond reputeFish Paste has a reputation beyond reputeFish Paste has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bicycle plus train

You will always be ok with a folding bike, and they are free if in a carry bag.
Tiny bit of a pain if they are wet (dirt) or you don’t have a decent one ( like a Brompton).
I don’t advocate the 2 bike strategy because parking can be very difficult close to the station.
Usually fine if you’re prepared to walk the last 3 mins or so.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12.02.2019, 14:40
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ostschweiz
Posts: 7,519
Groaned at 248 Times in 211 Posts
Thanked 9,050 Times in 4,742 Posts
Urs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bicycle plus train

OP, perhaps possible but definitely not advisable if you work in Zürich city. Pushing your bike through the main station at peak traffic would be an absolute nightmare for you and everbody else. Some of the latter will almost certainly make you feel their own pain in a rather unpleasant way.

Buy two cheap 2nd-hand bikes (ricardo.ch, tutti.ch, anibis.ch, etc) and park one at or near either train station. Be prepared for them to get handled rather roughly by the other people, or stolen altogether, so stay on the inexpensive side.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 13.02.2019, 12:28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Uster
Posts: 279
Groaned at 5 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 128 Times in 73 Posts
maypril has made some interesting contributions
Re: Bicycle plus train

+1 for buy 2 cheap bikes


I have a colleague who did this exactly. The office-end bike (the one that stays overnight at the train station) is so cheap the locks he has on it is more expensive.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank maypril for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 13.02.2019, 13:20
omtatsat's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Timbuktoo/Zürich
Posts: 8,213
Groaned at 1,559 Times in 849 Posts
Thanked 3,626 Times in 2,311 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: Bicycle plus train

And of course taking a bike on a Train costs


https://www.sbb.ch/en/station-servic...-with-you.html
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 13.02.2019, 13:57
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Leimbach, Zürich
Posts: 5,723
Groaned at 325 Times in 259 Posts
Thanked 6,408 Times in 3,221 Posts
EdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bicycle plus train

Quote:
View Post
And of course taking a bike on a Train costs


https://www.sbb.ch/en/station-servic...-with-you.html
As already mentioned
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 13.02.2019, 19:18
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: St Gallen
Posts: 534
Groaned at 44 Times in 29 Posts
Thanked 283 Times in 167 Posts
Gramatyka356 has earned some respectGramatyka356 has earned some respect
Re: Bicycle plus train

Does anyone know a (European I believe) quality foldable bike, that doesn't have a chain? I remember seeing it once about two years ago, I even was about to order it directly on the web page. It was advertised with nice video demonstrating all the futures, that is folding. I really liked the minimalistic design. No chain means no dirt when you accidentally touch it, and simplistic cleaning procedure.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 25.08.2019, 11:50
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Zug/Unterageri
Posts: 208
Groaned at 8 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 74 Times in 48 Posts
starDeMer is considered knowledgeablestarDeMer is considered knowledgeablestarDeMer is considered knowledgeable
Re: Bicycle plus train

only reading this now.

I think most people don't know what is Brompton.
You will never have any problem with it.
I carry an 100L rubbish bag in the frame in the eventuality I need to cover it but I never have any need for it in Swiss train or TGV.
If you board a German train (even in another country) you need to cover it.

In Zurich train station you can push it folded or not.

PS: same in buses and trams, but I would carry a cover at peak hours.

edit: you will not have to pay and you don't have to go to the bike section if it's folded.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank starDeMer for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 25.08.2019, 15:57
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Horn/TG
Posts: 1,506
Groaned at 36 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 654 Times in 479 Posts
blackbird has earned some respectblackbird has earned some respect
Re: Bicycle plus train

Quote:
View Post
Does anyone know a (European I believe) quality foldable bike, that doesn't have a chain? I remember seeing it once about two years ago, I even was about to order it directly on the web page. It was advertised with nice video demonstrating all the futures, that is folding. I really liked the minimalistic design. No chain means no dirt when you accidentally touch it, and simplistic cleaning procedure.
https://www.amazon.de/Tern-Faltrad-G...SIN=B01BL1P934
https://www.faltvelos.ch/de/velo/fie...abe-gates-1060
http://bernds.de/faltrad/?gclid=EAIa...SAAEgK6APD_BwE
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank blackbird for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 25.08.2019, 16:30
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 5,184
Groaned at 42 Times in 33 Posts
Thanked 6,964 Times in 2,916 Posts
doropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bicycle plus train

Blackbird, on those links, did you see any without chains, please? Some of the photos weren't quite clear to me, but it looked like they all have chains. Gramatyka is trying to find one that has no chain.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank doropfiz for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 25.08.2019, 16:46
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Horn/TG
Posts: 1,506
Groaned at 36 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 654 Times in 479 Posts
blackbird has earned some respectblackbird has earned some respect
Re: Bicycle plus train

All these bike came with a gatesdrive

https://www.rasant.ch/de/Produkte/Ga...n-Drive.3.html
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank blackbird for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bus and train student ticket + bicycle migmigb Transportation/driving 3 06.03.2018 18:35
Salt Plus Basic or Plus Swiss AZwildcat TV/internet/telephone 1 17.10.2017 14:59
Kid's bicycle, balance bike, kid's helmets and bicycle safety seat to sell Trollemor Items for sale 1 10.06.2017 22:38
Rail Plus & train connections abroad alsbergt Transportation/driving 39 02.11.2012 15:30
Taking bicycle on the train - costs!!! SwissMorgs Transportation/driving 5 24.08.2007 11:33


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:11.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0