Jan 30, 2011 - 8:48 AM
Hello iccarus! The Swiss Card is valid from airport and border stations. Zurich HB isn't a border station, but Zurich Airport is, of course, an airport station. If you purchase your Swiss Card
, it depends on the reseller how the pass must be validated. Some resellers (a.o. Swiss Travel Centre) issue Swiss Cards that you can validate yourself. All you have to do is write down the date on which you want to start using your Swiss Card. In this case, you can simply write down the date of 27/02 and start using your Swiss Card the day after arrival from Zurich HB.
Other resellers, however, such as RailEurope, issue passes that have to be validated by a railway official at the station. This goes for purchasing the pass at Zurich Airport as well. In these cases, you can ask the railway official at Zurich Airport to validate the pass for 27/02 instead of 26/02, and ask if it's okay to start using it from Zurich HB instead of Zurich Airport.
If you want to know all details on validating your Swiss Card, you can best contact the Swiss Federal Railways
(SBB) or the resellers I just mentioned (RailEurope
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:31 PM by Arno