Jan 7, 2016 - 3:43 PM
in reply to Vcmt0725
Hi Vickie -
Arno explained it.
GA stands for General Abonnement, if my French spelling is correct. ;-)
Do you expect to be in Switzerland for more than one month or more than one time per year? If so, it is possible to get a 1 year, 2 year, or 3 year half-fare travel pass, provided that you have a mailing address in Switzerland and a digital photograph of prescribed size and details for an on-line application. The cost for a year is not a whole lot more than the cost of a 1 month half fare card.
It is called a Halb-Abo, Halb Abonnement, or for short, a Halb-Tax. (Halb is german for 'half" of course.)
That is what I use, because I visit Switzerland 2 to 3 times per year. I use the mailing address of a friend Canton Obwalden.
Gotta have that Swiss mailing address, though.
I don't know what the requirements are for a GA. Arno mentioned Swiss citizenship.