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Bus tickets in Basel

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I am new to Swiss and wanted to know how the zone-based fare system works in a city like basel...don't you have to buy a ticket each time you board a bus, unless of course you have some kind of a season pass?
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Re: Bus tickets in Basel

a) the country is called Switzerland
b) Did you look here: http://www.bvb.ch/tt_ticketsortiment_bvb.htm
you can buy singles, multiriders, daily tickets and longer
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Re: Bus tickets in Basel

You buy a ticket at one of the green BVB machines at the tramstop. Look up your destination on the list and it tells you which button to press. For short journeys it will be a K and cost CHF1.90. Within the greater Basel area it is CHF3.00. Once you have ticket you can hop on and off busses and trams as you please as long as you go vaguely in one direction and you do not go too far from your origin. There's also a 1/1 hour time limit. Otherwise for more travelling in one day you can get a T Ticket valid for a whole day (up to midnight) for CHF 8.00. Don't be tempted not to get a ticket. They check fairly frequently, even early mornings and weekends. I have been checked 3 times on one journey. If they catch you it's an instant 80.00 fine or 120.00 if you don't pay-up right away.
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Re: Bus tickets in Basel

Hey thanks Lob Rockster for the correction. And I did visit the bvb site, but since I don't know the German language, didnt make much headway.

Thanks Juju for your detailed instructions....you really seem to know how a 10-day old Basler needs to be guided!!

That out of the way, I'd like to know about any good chinese restaurants here in town. Anyone with some inputs on that?
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