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Maria Ang
Maria Ang
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Sep 18, 2022 - 9:23 AM

I have some questions regarding Zurich public transportation.

Is ZVV 9’0clock pass or Swiss Half Fare cover Lindt new house in Kilchberg from Zurich HB?

Is Swiss Half Fare cover trams in Zurich area ? Since is it right we have to use trams and bus to go to Lindt new house?

From Zurich HB to Munich main station ( return), if I want to make full use of my STP, do I have to use SBB train or can DB Train also cover STP ?

Thank you.

Regards,

Maria

Last modified on Sep 18, 2022 - 9:45 AM by Maria Ang
Arno
Arno
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Sep 18, 2022 - 10:49 AM in reply to Maria Ang

Hello Maria Ang!

Let's look into your questions:

  1. The trip Zurich HB-Kilchberg is 50% discounted with a Swiss Half Fare Card: https://www.myswissalps.com/swisshalffarecard/validity. It's free with a ZVV 9'o Clock Pass. You can find its validity map at www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/travelcards-and-tickets/zones/zone-maps.html.
  2. Yes, the Swiss Half Fare Card provides discountes on trams, buses, trains and boats in the Zurich area. You can find all connections in the timetable. This page explains how to use it: www.myswissalps.com/timetable. Enter "Kilchberg ZH, Lindt & Sprüngli" as your destination. Or enter "Kilchberg (ZH), Lindt Chocolate Shop" as your destination if you're intending to visit the outlet shop instead of the Lindt Home of Chocolate.
  3. The Swiss Travel Pass is valid in Switzerland only. Depending on the exact connection you'll be taking to/from Munich, the Swiss Travel Pass covers the journey as far as Thayngen, Buchs or St. Margrethen. You can download the Swiss Travel Pass validity map here: www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass/validity. Information about the additional ticket you need to/from Munich can be found at www.myswissalps.com/traintickets/germany. It doesn't matter whether you're in an SBB or DB train: see www.myswissalps.com/train/practical/railcompanies.
Last modified on Sep 18, 2022 - 11:06 AM by Arno
Maria Ang
Maria Ang
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Sep 18, 2022 - 5:59 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno.

Your answers and the links provided in this web are very helpful.

Still there are other questions :

For STP holder, to order ticket Zurich – Munich using HappyRail or DB website , what kind of disc card should I choose ?

Regards,

Maria

1960man
1960man
4168 posts
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Sep 18, 2022 - 6:53 PM in reply to Maria Ang

You just need to make sure you have a German ticket for the section from the Swiss border at St Margrethen to Munich. Then buy a Swiss half fare card ticket as far as St Margrethen, and ensure you board the train at Zurich on which your German ticket is valid

Last modified on Sep 18, 2022 - 7:50 PM by 1960man
Anna
Anna
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Sep 19, 2022 - 4:28 AM in reply to Maria Ang

Hi Maria,

If you have a Swiss Travel Pass, your train travel in Switzerland is basically covered. All you need is a ticket from the nearest Swiss border town to Munich. For example, if you're travelling via St Gallen, just book a ticket from St. Margrethen to Munich.

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on Sep 19, 2022 - 3:32 PM by Arno
Maria Ang
Maria Ang
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Sep 20, 2022 - 10:30 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you everyone for the replies,

I am still wondering, is ZVV zone 1-2 card enough to cover Lindt outlet in Kilchberg ZH or doI have to upgrade to zone 3 ?

And is there any hop and hop transportation around the Zurich city for tourist ? Is it free ?

Thanks again everyone.

Anna
Anna
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Sep 20, 2022 - 1:34 PM in reply to Maria Ang

Hi Maria Ang,

From Zurich HB to Kilchberg you need a ticket valid for 3 zones.

I am not aware of any hop-on hop-off bus in Zurich. However the city centre is not that big and it's possible to explore the old town on foot. A trip to the Lindt and Sprüngli Visitor Centre in Kilchberg is best combined with a boat trip on Lake Zurich. With a Swiss Half Fare Card, you can get a point-to-point ticket valid on the boat from Zurich Burkliplatz (See) to Kilchberg ZH (See) -- it's 1 hour boat trip.

If you prefer guided tours, you can find numerous options here: www.myswissalps.com/zurich/activities

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Anna

Maria Ang
Maria Ang
7 posts
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Sep 20, 2022 - 2:47 PM in reply to Anna

Thanks a lot Ana.

Really appreciated your info.

Have a great day.

Regards,

Maria.

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