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Old 04.07.2010, 09:34
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Travelling to Rapperswil on the boat - ticketing query

Anyone give me a quck pointer on travel please? HEading from Seebach out to Rapperswill and back to Mythenquai. I guess i purchase a Zone10 travel card for 8chufss (no halb tax yet) does this cover the boats as well?
Or do i just buy a return ticket from one of those kiosks near the water?

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Anyone give me a quck pointer on travel please? HEading from Seebach out to Rapperswill and back to Mythenquai. I guess i purchase a Zone10 travel card for 8chufss (no halb tax yet) does this cover the boats as well?
Or do i just buy a return ticket from one of those kiosks near the water?

TIA
Funnily enough, a Zone 10 ticket isn't valid outside Zone 10 .

You need a return ticket from ZH to Rapperswil. It covers trains and boats.

It's a lovely trip - the restaurants on board are a nice experiencxe too.
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Re: Travelling to Rapperswil on the boat - ticketing query

The boats are indeed part of the general travel network so that a 'regular' ticket will work on them, but Rapperswil is well outside of zone 10 so a zone 10 card won't work-- you need to cover the correct number of zones for your trip. The ZVV site is informative and available in English.

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Check out their website for further information.
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Funnily enough, a Zone 10 ticket isn't valid outside Zone 10 .
You need a return ticket from ZH to Rapperswil. It covers trains and boats.
It's a lovely trip - the restaurants on board are a nice experiencxe too.
To get a return trip on one of the ZVV ticket machines (at your tram or bus stop) you just look up Rapperswil on the machine, type in the 4 digit number (usually the POST CODE - in this case 8640) then hit the back and forth button (two arrows in opposite directions).
Then you will have a valid ticket for 24 hours.

As you do not have a half tax card it will cost alot more
Class Type of travel Validity Fare Price (CHF)
2nd Class One-way Valid 2 Hours, Adult normal fare 15.40
2nd Class One-way Valid 2 Hours, ½ tax card 7.70
2nd Class Return Valid 24 Hours, Adult normal fare30.80
2nd Class Return Valid 24 Hours, 1/2 15.40


Remember to bring lots of coins with you to the ticket machine.

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To get a return trip on one of the ZVV ticket machines (at your tram or bus stop) you just look up Rapperswil on the machine, type in the 4 digit number (usually the POST CODE - in this case 8640) then hit the back and forth button (two arrows in opposite directions).
Then you will have a valid ticket for 24 hours.

As you do not have a half tax card it will cost alot more
Class Type of travel Validity Fare Price (CHF)
2nd Class One-way Valid 2 Hours, Adult normal fare 15.40
2nd Class One-way Valid 2 Hours, ½ tax card 7.70
2nd Class Return Valid 24 Hours, Adult normal fare30.80
2nd Class Return Valid 24 Hours, 1/2 15.40


Remember to bring lots of coins with you to the ticket machine.
In which case you will find the 9 Uhr Pass at 11.50 chuffs (or 23 without a Halbtax) a better deal if you're coming back. This is valid from 0900 during the week and at any time at weekends. On the machines you type *141.

http://www.zvv.ch/en/tickets/tickets...ass/index.html

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Re: Travelling to Rapperswil on the boat - ticketing query

Sorry to bump this.

I am going to reserve the Germinde Card for a family trip out. Does the germinde card cover the long boat trip from ZH to Rapperswil??
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Sorry to bump this.

I am going to reserve the Germinde Card for a family trip out. Does the germinde card cover the long boat trip from ZH to Rapperswil??
Doesn't the Gemeinde Card cover all of Switzerland? In which case, yes. But why waste it on a long boat trip to Rappi when you could buy that for 11.50 (with a halb-tax card)?
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Doesn't the Gemeinde Card cover all of Switzerland? In which case, yes. But why waste it on a long boat trip to Rappi when you could buy that for 11.50 (with a halb-tax card)?
I don't have a halb tax card. Anyhow a full ticket costs 40 so re thinking that option.

Looking at Rigi.....Is the cog train covered by the card?
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Looking at Rigi.....Is the cog train covered by the card?
The GA yes,
the ZVV, no.
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The GA yes,
the ZVV, no.
Sorry...still new to the trains. Only been here two months and not done Rigi by train. What is the difference between the two and which one would I have to use to ge tup there??

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Sorry...still new to the trains. Only been here two months and not done Rigi by train. What is the difference between the two and which one would I have to use to ge tup there??

Ta x
If you have a SBB Tageskarte (or any version thereof including the Gemeinde Tageskarte or Multi Tageskarte) then you can use that to go up Rigi. One nice round trip that I can recommend is catching the lake steamer from Luzern, getting off at Vitznau, going up Rigi, and when when you've finished looking around up there, don't go down the same way but go down the Arth Rigi side and catch the train home from Arth Goldau. A very recommendable trip all doable on the above tickets.

If you think you may do things like this more often, you should consider the muliti Tageskarte. You get 6 days that you have to use within 2 years (I think) and you pay less that you would for 6 individual Tageskarten. You can also share them so if you are travelling together you can stamp the Tageskarte twice and then it's valid for both of you and then you just have to do three trips in that 2 year period to make it worthwhile.

You do need a Halbtax though, whether you use the individual ones or the 6-er version.

The above trip is outside the ZVV area though, so you must buy these tickets at a SBB station. ZVV ticket machines don't sell them.
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Re: Travelling to Rapperswil on the boat - ticketing query

Hi.

Thanks for the info.

Just so I'm Lear the Germeinde card gives you unlimited travel, right? Or does it just give you reduced fares?
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Hi.

Thanks for the info.

Just so I'm Lear the Germeinde card gives you unlimited travel, right? Or does it just give you reduced fares?
unlimited travel on the day of validity

However, sometimes it's worth shopping around as Tageskarten don't always represent the lowest price.
Sometimes you can get combined offers with train tickets + attractions at a price that is below the Tageskarte. Information on these offers is available at SBB stations
Of course with the Tageskarte though you are free to change your itinerary or just do what you feel like. Also, it includes local transport such as trams and in some situations that can make the difference.
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