Apr 20, 2018 - 5:39 AM
in reply to Amalfi
>> So if I buy a ticket online on SBB- for the Train section , I can travel with the online ticket
Yes. But you have to either print it out or display it on a mobile device, so make sure to keep the battery charged if you don't have a paper copy.
It is probably just as easy to use the ticket machine at the station before boarding your train. You just need to buy a ticket for the whole train/bus journey, regardless of how many transfers you need to make between your starting point and destination.
>> and for Cable Car rides , get them exchanged for card readable physical tickets ? How easy or time consuming is this exchange of online ticket for physical tickets . Most transfers times are 4-5 minutes only as per SBB timetable. Is that enough time to get the physical ticket ?
I'm not suggesting you buy your cable car tickets online - in fact, I would advise against it, because you will have wasted your money if the weather turns out to be unsuitable. It's best to buy them at the cable car station before going up, after you have seen that the weather is clear enough.
I was simply trying to make a point, that even if you do buy them online (against my advice) it won't save you much time, because you will still have to queue at the ticket office to exchange the online ticket for one with a magnetic strip.