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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Highlights:

50% off for a specific train on:

Bernina Express ( Train Nos. 951 and 950 Chur - Tirano - Chur ) - EPR Tarifcode 47

Glacier Express ( Train Nos. 911 to 902 Davos Platz - Zermatt - Davos Platz ) - EPR Tarifcode 46

Valid: 23.07 to 23.09 via COOP voucher

An equivalent offer to DB´s Swiss Friend offer

One WAY CH-DE for 2 persons from CHF36 to CHF84 ( Zugbindung basis )

Valid from: 22.07 to 19.09
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Old 28.07.2012, 14:54
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Hidden but finally found re; the above offer to/from CH/DE by SBB:

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Re: Using the Swiss Public Transport

Hello everybody. I dont have so much experience with swiss public transport system but from little experience i can say that yes it is reliable like most in european cities but remarkably expensive. I paid 160 CHF for a return ticket from basel to lausanne. I mean maybe on swiss salaries it is not as expensive but for sure to a tourist i believe prices are a bit crazy.

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Hello everybody. I dont have so much experience with swiss public transport system but from little experience i can say that yes it is reliable like most in european cities but remarkably expensive. I paid 160 CHF for a return ticket from basel to lausanne. I mean maybe on swiss salaries it is not as expensive but for sure to a tourist i believe prices are a bit crazy.
Odd,

If you go to SBB Fahrplan then there is no such price, neither 1st (Fr.208.-) or 2nd class (Fr.122.-) this without halbtax.
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If you go to SBB Fahrplan then there is no such price, neither 1st (Fr.208.-) or 2nd class (Fr.122.-) this without halbtax.
Maybe if you go one way 2nd class, then feel like being a bit posh coming back...
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Re: Using the Swiss Public Transport

Sorry yes you are kind of correct now i also see the tickets, the trip was from basel airport to lausanne second class -136CHF.
Yet i still do consider, for a distance of 195km that the price is very very expensive.
For example in the netherlands a similar distance without a card, would be 46 euros return (groningen-amsterdam, www.ns.nl)..and 17 euros in greece (thessaloniki-volos, www.ose.gr) and in order to factor those salary wise, my disposable salary will be 2300-2500CHF in switzerland, and was 1200 euros in the NL and 900euros in greece (after substracting accomodaton in similar housing)... thus if we factor everything both in absolute and/or relative values sbb is quite expensive.

To the last comment...i dont think you can be posh on a train...even first class, it is a quite basic means of transport..a mercedes S-class, jaguar..maybe helicopter..this would be posh (at least for me)




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Old 30.08.2012, 11:03
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Sorry yes you are kind of correct now i also see the tickets, the trip was from basel airport to lausanne second class -136CHF.
Yet i still do consider, for a distance of 195km that the price is very very expensive.
For example in the netherlands a similar distance without a card, would be 46 euros return (groningen-amsterdam, www.ns.nl)..and 17 euros in greece (thessaloniki-volos, www.ose.gr) and in order to factor those salary wise, my disposable salary will be 2300-2500CHF in switzerland, and was 1200 euros in the NL and 900euros in greece (after substracting accomodaton in similar housing)... thus if we factor everything both in absolute and/or relative values sbb is quite expensive.

To the last comment...i dont think you can be posh on a train...even first class, it is a quite basic means of transport..a mercedes S-class, jaguar..maybe helicopter..this would be posh (at least for me)
You obviously never used the train in Britain.

If you travel regularly by train and tram a Halbtax card may be a worthwhile investment...
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Old 30.08.2012, 11:09
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To the last comment...i dont think you can be posh on a train...even first class, it is a quite basic means of transport..a mercedes S-class, jaguar..maybe helicopter..this would be posh (at least for me)
I think you're confusing posh with celebrity chaviness.

Real posh people travel by bicycle:

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He is quite exceptional but yet again, when he travels distances more than >30 km...is he still using his bike?

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Re: Using the Swiss Public Transport

Yes for sure I try to find and get informed about cards that i could use for cheap public transport. Besides public transport is my only choice!! (apart from distances that can be covered by bike when weather allows! ) I am moving to Lausanne in a few weeks so try to get to know how daily things ''work'' in switzerland!

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He is quite exceptional but yet again, when he travels distances more than >30 m...is he still using his bike?
Fixed that for you...
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Hello, I am travelling to Zürich next week and while searching for information about public transport I found your posts.
I need to take the bus from the Zürich Airport to Kanonengasse, Zürich but I can't seem to find bus prices anywhere on the web. Do you have any information regarding the prices and how it works with the tickets( can I buy at the airport or online?, do I have to check them?)
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

zvv.ch says train to the main station, then bus 31 to Kanonengasse. Looks like you will need a 3-zone ticket, which costs 6.40 CHF.

Timetable: http://www.zvv.ch/en/
Prices: http://www.zvv.ch/de/tickets/tickets...elbillett.html

<I can't seem to find bus prices anywhere on the web>
If you google "transport zurich" or "bus zurich", ZVV is the first link that comes up.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

There are some ZVV automated machines that now allow the purchase of monthly subscriptions.
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Hello,
thank you very much for the answers. I had no problem with transport whatsoever because the automated ticket machines were very easy to use and came in different languages(German, french, English). sometimes though, it's confusing as to how many zones you have to buy the ticket for.

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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

The Elipsos TrenHotel will no longer be available after the winter timetable change i.e. after 8th December 2012.

http://www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holiday...opa/spain.html

You can get to Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, from just CHF 113 one way.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

A summary of changes from 9th December in national languages.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Highlights:

Migros Magazine reader offer 1st Class day ticket for CHF67 available for sale until 9th December 2012 when timetables change, and valid till 31.12.2012.

Mo - Fri 09:00 onwards, weekends unlimited.


Snowtrain ( TGV ) from Brig to Lille, FR and further connections to London St. Pancras.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Enclosed is the SBB 2013 Network Statement.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

An overview of the price increase from 9th December, 2012 from an article from KTipp ( German )
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