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Old 10.07.2013, 16:17
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I often go to Zurich/Lucerne. When I go to these cities, should I be using the stop just outside of my covered zones as my departure point when buying tickets?
You should use the last stop inside your covered zones as your departure point.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Hi does anyone of you know if Tageskarte for all Switzerland is also valid for Zurich public transport (trams and buses) ?
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Old 22.10.2013, 23:03
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Hi does anyone of you know if Tageskarte for all Switzerland is also valid for Zurich public transport (trams and buses) ?
Yes it is.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

It is valid for even busses and ferrys
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

I have a question, which may be a stupid question and may have already been answered elsewhere, I need to go from Zug to Tuffenwies and then to the airport and back to Zug. Can I buy a Z pass day pass just for the three zones I need (121 110 and 610) or does it need to cover every zone I will pass through?

I've already sussed out that 110 counts as two zones...

Thanks very much
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Old 10.05.2014, 09:18
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I have a question, which may be a stupid question and may have already been answered elsewhere, I need to go from Zug to Tuffenwies and then to the airport and back to Zug. Can I buy a Z pass day pass just for the three zones I need (121 110 and 610) or does it need to cover every zone I will pass through?

I've already sussed out that 110 counts as two zones...

Thanks very much
I needs to cover the zones you pass through
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Thank you... I thought that would be the case...
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Hey, I have a question.
I'm spending some days at Fribourg, because I'm going with my brother, which currently lives there.
I have never ever left to another country, and my main concern is about the transportations.
Is there any night train which takes from Fribourg to Genève, so I can take the plane back home?
Already bought tickets, departure at 06h, but I have to make the check-in at 5.
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Old 17.05.2014, 03:49
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Toxic, you may need to spend the night in Genève, then:

http://fahrplan.sbb.ch/bin/query.exe...t=fruehere_vrb

If that link works, it takes you to the SBB timetable site. Very handy, and in all the useful languages. [:P]

If it does not work, google SBB.ch, enter start and finish, and ta dah, you have your travel choices.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

You need indeed to check the SBB website, because from lausanne there are night train to geneva...but forget anywhere else...Swiss public transport system is good when it works (day)..at night it simply does not exist.


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Hey, I have a question.
I'm spending some days at Fribourg, because I'm going with my brother, which currently lives there.
I have never ever left to another country, and my main concern is about the transportations.
Is there any night train which takes from Fribourg to Genève, so I can take the plane back home?
Already bought tickets, departure at 06h, but I have to make the check-in at 5.
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Old 17.05.2014, 12:55
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

I know, i know...
Last train is at 22:49, sigh.
But gotta see from Lausanne, tho.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

One thing that we learned very quickly is to look at the schedules and make sure you use routes that are direct. We visited Laufen and it took approximately 25 minutes to get there. On our return we got on a direct train, made no stops and were back at SBB in 10 minutes. Very cool! Just make sure you get in the right car. Luckily we did not get in trouble when we didn't understand the announcement and boarded the wrong car. We did make sure to move to the correct car very quickly!

Such a great transportation system here. We are excited to receive our car soon but have not missed it for many trips because the public transportation system is so efficient...and no parking!

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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

I ended up having my brother's friend taking me to Geneva, so yeah.
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I enjoyed Switzerland a lot, tho. And your Rivella drink tastes awesome, and the durum kebab at Fribourg-Sud. After that was the view of Unterägeri.

Well, I'll come back next holidays, in feb next year!
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Hello everybody, and thanks for reading this message!

I'm moving to Basel very soon, and I will need to go to work every day by tram, since I'm not bringing my car with me. Is it possible to get a monthly pass, and/or particular discounts on tickets for employees and frequent users ?

Thanks again
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Old 04.11.2014, 09:06
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

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Hello everybody, and thanks for reading this message!

I'm moving to Basel very soon, and I will need to go to work every day by tram, since I'm not bringing my car with me. Is it possible to get a monthly pass, and/or particular discounts on tickets for employees and frequent users ?

Thanks again
You can get
  1. single rides,
  2. day passes
  3. 6 trip multi tickets
  4. month-long tickets [termed 'season' tickets on the machine in english]
  5. other items I'm sure
The above you can get from any automated ticket machine. I only recently learned that you can get a discounted annual ticket [aka "ABO"], similar to the month long ticket above.

You need a half pass first, and it gives you 3 months free. Definitely worth it.

But why leave your car? I left mine, and I regret it, but then I didn't know my options for importing. Doh-effing-well
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Dear Leggat, thank you very much!

I will definitely purchase a month-long ticket. Can I buy a half pass from a machine, and by buying the monthly pass, or will I need to buy an annual ticket to get it?

What's the price of these tickets?

Thanks again, and sorry for all my questions!
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Old 04.11.2014, 13:16
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

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Dear Leggat, thank you very much!

I will definitely purchase a month-long ticket. Can I buy a half pass from a machine, and by buying the monthly pass, or will I need to buy an annual ticket to get it?

What's the price of these tickets?

Thanks again, and sorry for all my questions!
In addition to monthly tickets there are also annual tickets. These typical cost as much as something like 9 monthly tickets so may be worth the investment if your stay is longer. At the top of the food chain is of course the GA which is an annual pass for (almost) all trains, trams, buses, ships etc in the entire country. A great way to explore or shift to a nomadic lifestyle!

AFAIK you cannot get the Halbtax at a machine. You can buy it online or at the ticket office of a station. Remember you need to bring a passport-style photograph for that one.

Concerning precise costs, its best to check online or ask at the station.
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In addition to monthly tickets there are also annual tickets. These typical cost as much as something like 9 monthly tickets so may be worth the investment if your stay is longer. At the top of the food chain is of course the GA which is an annual pass for (almost) all trains, trams, buses, ships etc in the entire country. A great way to explore or shift to a nomadic lifestyle!

AFAIK you cannot get the Halbtax at a machine. You can buy it online or at the ticket office of a station. Remember you need to bring a passport-style photograph for that one.

Concerning precise costs, its best to check online or ask at the station.


Thank you Amogles! Your information was very useful, I'll check online


I hope they won't get scared, when I take pictures for ID cards or passports, I look like Loch Ness' Monster
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

What is cheapest mode or options to go to Rhine fall from Zurich?
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Hi again! As you can read in my previous posts, I will use trams to go to work everyday and to travel around Basel during weekends.

I went on BVB's website, and I was thinking to buy a monthly-Green Travelcard (U-Abo). Is this the only "ticket" I should buy to have access for an entire month to trams in Basel? How can I know if I'm registered in the TNW area?

I tried to look on their site, but it was all in German! Thanks again guys
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