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Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

Does not require a Halbtax Card.

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On sale at every Migros branch up to Mon 10.09.2012 for travel up to Fri 30.11.2012

Ticket basis: GA routes in 2nd class Mo - Fri from 09:00, weekends all hours.

SBB offer for comparison: http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and...-day-card.html
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Old 19.08.2012, 18:41
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

I suppose, among other things, it could be used for visiting the Onion Market, Bern, taking a cheaper flight from another airport in CH, going on a cruise on the Thun & Brienzersee with a discounted side trip to Jungfrau, shopping for Swarovski at Scuol / Samnaun duty free and so on.

Ideal for the visitor without the expense of a Halbtax card.
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

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Ticket basis: GA routes in 2nd class Mo - Fri from 09:00, weekends all hours.
Are you sure about the weekends ? On the french version of the website, they just mention Monday to Friday (as on the SBB website)
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

Yes, it covers weekends without any restrictions on time as per graphic attached in the OP and in the German version of the Migros page.

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Das Angebot ist gültig bis und mit 30. November 2012, Montag bis Freitag, ab 9 Uhr, und Samstag/Sonntag ohne zeitliche Einschränkung.
I note the FR version does not say this.
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

Do you need to specify a date like the Tageskarte Gemeinde? If not then these are amazing!!

Its a shame I already bought 3 sets of Tageskarte for Sept and October - will have to see how many day trips we can fit into November!!!
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

The Gemeinde ones are approx. 5 CHF cheaper, but are locked to a particular day and you usually have to buy them quite a few weeks in advance, especially the weekend ones.

These Migros tickets look like a great deal. I believe they are "open" as in you don't need to specify a day; just start using it (and a conductor will stamp it). A day ticket for someone without a Halbtax, if you just rock up to SBB and buy one, is over 100 CHF!
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

I believe that it is the same like the Migros Duo Tageskarte ( open dated, validated only on the day of use ). I would stock up on a few
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

great ! .. does this work exactly like a GA (for one day ) ? do you get 50% discount on mountain railways ?
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great ! .. does this work exactly like a GA (for one day ) ? do you get 50% discount on mountain railways ?
It is a one day GA.
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

Thanks for posting this!! I just got 6
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

The Migros Tageskarte:

* Not date specific upon purchase
* Must be validated on the Orange Validator machines prior to boarding the train on or after 09:00 M-F, or all hours on weekends
* Does not require a Halbtax Card
* Cost CHF44
* Limited sale and travel period
* Class of travel: 2nd Class only

Gemeinde Tageskarte:

* Date specific - you order / purchase for a specific date in advance, up to 2 months
* Because the date is printed, no validation is required, all hours M-F including weekends
* Does not require a Halbtax
* Cost on average CHF40 ( my parish anyway )
* Always on sale
* Class of travel: 2nd class only

SBB Tageskarte:
* Multiple varieties - please click on link for details
* Not date specific upon purchase
* Must be validated on the Orange Validator machines prior to boarding the train on or after 09:00 M-F, or all hours on weekends ( depends on the flavour of the Tageskarte )
* Requires a Halbtax Card
* Cost CHF58 and up
* Always on sale, validity for at least 2 years upon purchase
* Class of travel: 2nd Class and 1st Class ( please see link for details )

Trust this clears up the air and provides a balanced comparison, especially to those who have PMed me.

All of them are valid in CH according to the enclosed map and in some cases, beyond CH borders.
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Thanks for posting this!! I just got 6
How did you manage that? They just told me that they don't go on sale until tomorrow. Oh well I'll just have to go back tomorrow as I want to use it on Wednesday.
The French version of the migros magazine does however say that they are valid at weekends.
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

I guess my Migros got them in early - the poster on the wall did say 21st August to 10 September. I only just noticed that today is the 20th!! I don't speak German so maybe she thought it was too much trouble to explain that they don't go on sale til tomorrow.

The ticket has 'Valid 21.8 - 30.11 2012' printed on it so I couldn't use them a day early anyway.
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

As I have not got my tickets ( yet ), could you scan / take a picture from your camera / phone and upload them on here as it might help out some folks.
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

Yeah, then we can just print them off and save 44 CHF.
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

Went to Migros today, and the lady at the counter said they didn't have them. I insisted that they were supposed to be on sale since yesterday - she made a phone call and she found them after all, hidden under the counter.

Definitely available at week-ends, but not before 9am week-days.
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Yeah, then we can just print them off and save 44 CHF.
Not worth it.
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

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Went to Migros today, and the lady at the counter said they didn't have them. I insisted that they were supposed to be on sale since yesterday - she made a phone call and she found them after all, hidden under the counter.

Definitely available at week-ends, but not before 9am week-days.
You were lucky since they don't actually go on sale until tomorrow.

Will have to go back for mine tomorrow. Lucky for me Migros is nearby.
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Re: Migros and SBB Day Card ( Tageskarte ) CHF44

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Went to Migros today, and the lady at the counter said they didn't have them. I insisted that they were supposed to be on sale since yesterday - she made a phone call and she found them after all, hidden under the counter.

Definitely available at week-ends, but not before 9am week-days.
I had similar experience. went to Migros Oerlikon and a rude lady told me that they will be available tomorrow. She initially said that they dont have such cards and then argued with me that I did not pronounce "TagesKarte" properly

Then, I went to another Migros. The lady at the counter did not know about untlil she clarified with her chief. I finally received the coveted Tageskarte
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