Jun 25, 2016 - 1:45 AM
in reply to Wendles56
Hi Wendless56 -
Welcome to My Swiss Alps. Nice to see that you found a way to come back to Switzerland. ;-)
In the countryside, I show my half-fare card and pay on the bus. Usually less than 5 CHF...more like two or three.
In the cities, I buy a ticket good for an hour on al trams/ buses from a machine at the tram/bus stop, selecting half-fare if it it is an option, and only show it if an inspector comes along to check for tickets. Does happen. Short time tickets are 2 to 5 CHF.
Or, I buy one of many confusing optional regional/citywide tickets good for longer times and maybe more zones, from the machine, or, much better, at a manned desk in a main station, and use it for the designated time..such as 24 hours. In that case, I show the ticket and the half-fare pass when asked.
Let me know if those are insufficient data.
In the cities, the key point is to have your ticket before you get on the tram or bus.
The cities have their own transit organizations - Verkehrsverein. Carry 3 or 4 CHF coins for the machines, up to 10 or more including paper money, for the longer time span passes.
In the main stations, but not so commonly elsewhere, the ticket machines accept credit cards.
Carry 20 or 30 CHF as pocket change. You may not need it all.
Last modified on Jun 25, 2016 - 1:50 AM by Slowpoke