Apr 28, 2018 - 12:58 AM
in reply to pvonk
>> Unfortunately, we didn't know how the trolly system worked (does the STP cover it??? or do we pay on the trolly?). Perhaps someone else can answer that.
Do you mean the trams?
Yes, they are covered by the Swiss Travel Pass, but it would not make sense to use the Swiss Travel Pass for local transport in Zürich unless you had also made a longer journey outside Zürich on the same day.
Tickets can be bought from ticket machines at tram stops. Single tickets are timed. A Day Pass lasts for 24 hours and costs the same as 2 single tickets. You must buy your ticket before boarding the tram.
There is information on the various ticket options here:
Having decided which type of ticket to get, you will need to work out how many zones it needs to cover. Note that Zone 110 in Central Zürich counts as two zones for calculating ticket cost.
There is a Zone Map here and they are also at tram stops etc:
>> We did walk across the river near the train station to the small cog train that takes you to ETH (the university) up a steep hill.
That funicular is called the Polybahn, and is a short, but fun ride. There is a good view over the rooftops of Zürich from the ETH terrace.
I have written about it in my post of Mar 12, 2018 - 3:23 AM on the following page. There are also some photos attached a little further down that page:
Last modified on Apr 28, 2018 - 12:59 AM by Alpenrose666