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Bike ticket for ZVV ?

Hello,

Do I need a special ticket for travelling with my bike on the Zurich ZVV network ?
I am not sure to understand this page correctly :
http://www.zvv.ch/en/tickets/tickets...s/bicycle.html

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Re: Bike ticket for ZVV ?

Yes you need a bike ticket. You can by a day card (10CHF if you have a GA or Halbtax, 15CHF otherwise) or you can buy a single trip bike ticket (1/2 tax rate for the 2nd class fare if you have a halb tax/GA), second class fare otherwise.

You may not be able to take a bike on the buses or trams, just the S-Bahn trains.
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Re: Bike ticket for ZVV ?

Does this apply both to ZVV and SBB ? I got the impression that on the ZVV network, there was no fare for bikes according to the table ?

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Does this apply both to ZVV and SBB ? I got the impression that on the ZVV network, there was no fare for bikes according to the table ?

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Where do you see that there is no fare?

It says reduced fare second class (if you have a GA or Halbtax) or Price for Adults second class (if you don't). This means you need to pay to transport your bike. If the overall fare goes over 10/15CHF then you are better off to use the Day Pass from SBB.

You can also buy a bike GA which is good for the whole year and costs about 160 CHF or something like that.
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Re: Bike ticket for ZVV ?

The one-year bike pass is 195 CHF. As for SBB-ZVV bike ticket validity, the SBB says this: "Public transport operators covered by Zürcher Verkehrsverbund also accept bike tickets (with the exception of some local busses)."

However, there are time restrictions for bikes on ZVV trains: "At the weekend, there are no restrictions on accompanied bikes on S-Bahn trains in Zurich. From Mondays to Fridays, however, accompanied bikes are allowed only from 08.00 to 16.00 and from 19.00 to 06.00."

If you want to take your bike for free, then take the front wheel off and put it in a bike bag, which costs about 90 CHF from Veloplus. This option doesn't only allow you to avoid the bike fees, but it also allows you to take a bike on any train or other form of public transport at any time of day, because it then counts as normal hand luggage.
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Re: Bike ticket for ZVV ?

It the time restrictions for taking a bike on the train enforced? I want to start cycling to work but I don't have the time to cycle home again. I would need to take my bike on the train to come home at around 17:00, the train is normally less than half full for the journey I travel if this makes a difference.

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The one-year bike pass is 195 CHF. As for SBB-ZVV bike ticket validity, the SBB says this: "Public transport operators covered by Zürcher Verkehrsverbund also accept bike tickets (with the exception of some local busses)."

However, there are time restrictions for bikes on ZVV trains: "At the weekend, there are no restrictions on accompanied bikes on S-Bahn trains in Zurich. From Mondays to Fridays, however, accompanied bikes are allowed only from 08.00 to 16.00 and from 19.00 to 06.00."

If you want to take your bike for free, then take the front wheel off and put it in a bike bag, which costs about 90 CHF from Veloplus. This option doesn't only allow you to avoid the bike fees, but it also allows you to take a bike on any train or other form of public transport at any time of day, because it then counts as normal hand luggage.
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Re: Bike ticket for ZVV ?

Think it depends on the train, my understanding was the restiction applied to the S-Bahn trains, but not to longer-distance ones. Pretty sure if you search the timetable at rail.ch for your train, it should say whether bikes are allowed or not.
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It the time restrictions for taking a bike on the train enforced? I want to start cycling to work but I don't have the time to cycle home again. I would need to take my bike on the train to come home at around 17:00, the train is normally less than half full for the journey I travel if this makes a difference.
Ideally you take your bike bag with you, as mentioned above by Chris, this would not only solve the problem but also cost less..

Even if the train is empty, you never know when you meet a ticket controller on a bad day..
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Ideally you take your bike bag with you, as mentioned above by Chris, this would not only solve the problem but also cost less..
and with some properly placed openings it can double as a raincoat in the event of a downpour.
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Re: Bike ticket for ZVV ?

Does that apply to bike boxes as well as bags. We are thinking of flying our bikes over - after seeing that it is only £18.50 per bike on easyjet!!! (yet a suitcase is now £25???). But then thought - can we get the bikes on the bus/tram to get home??? We are in Basel though.
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Re: Bike ticket for ZVV ?

Bikes in bike boxes should be no problem on Swiss trains, I've seen many people do it and have done it myself when returning from an airport. No special ticket is needed, it's just a large piece of luggage. Just put the box in the section that is for unboxed bikes - look out for the bike symbol on the doors.

EDIT: Just saw that you are in Basel - I assume there's no problem with the shuttle bus to Basel/Mulhouse airport, but I haven't used that line myself. If you're flying into Zurich airport, there definitely won't be a problem.
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Bikes in bike boxes should be no problem on Swiss trains, I've seen many people do it and have done it myself when returning from an airport. No special ticket is needed, it's just a large piece of luggage. Just put the box in the section that is for unboxed bikes - look out for the bike symbol on the doors.
On some trains (generally the newest long distance types going to neighbour countries) it's forbidden to carry the bike, even in bike boxes/bags due to space constraints. The trains where it's not possible to carry the bike are clearly marked in the timetable:
http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/reisemarkt/...ad-schweiz.htm
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On some trains (generally the newest long distance types going to neighbour countries) it's forbidden to carry the bike, even in bike boxes/bags due to space constraints. The trains where it's not possible to carry the bike are clearly marked in the timetable:
http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/reisemarkt/...ad-schweiz.htm
I don't actually see it there anywhere. "Veloselbstverlad" refers to the bike being carried as a bike not as luggage. If the bike is in a bag it's luggage and I've only ever heard of it being a problem carrying bikes as luggage on the Italian run trains heading to Italy and the old Cisalpino service.

BTW, the Velo GA has gone up in price to 220CHF and now comes as a card instead of the paper ticket that you used to get. Got my new one in the post yesterday.
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Re: Bike ticket for ZVV ?

The German ICE trains (some of which come into Switzerland) also don't allow bikes in bags, so I assume they also don't allow them in boxes. Fortunately, there are reasonably fast alternative trains on most routes that you would want to use an ICE on.
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Re: Bike ticket for ZVV ?

I'm curious if I buy the one day pass for the bike from the SBB app for 13 Fr (Halbtax), does it include my own train ticket as well, or is it just for the bicycle?

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Re: Bike ticket for ZVV ?

No, it is only for a bike (day pass).
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