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Zurich Tram network & ticket

Keith Hookham
 

So I have been looking for a good up to date map of the Zurich Tram network and must admit the only one I could find of any use was this one. http://www.mappery.com/Zurich-Tram-Map but it says it was from 2009!!!!
So obviously it is a bit out of date. Any information as to where I could find a decent map would be great.

And on that matter I have also tried to work out the best day ticket to get after 0900 would be this one? https://www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/travelcards-and-tickets/tickets/9-oclock-daypass.html?? Or would it be better to get a https://www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/travelcards-and-tickets/tickets/daypass.html and if so would it just be a 3 zones ticket to cover the trams? Must admit that due not being able to find a brilliant map for the trams then finding the ZVV site is not brilliant for me.
Many thanks for any help.
Cheers K

csipromo
 

I found a complete network map of tram, bus and ZVV network on the zvv.ch website.
I also picked up a printed edition of the map at the information booth at Zurich HB when I arrived there.

I was travelling on the Swiss Rail Pass and it covered unlimited travel on the ZVV network during the period of validity.
Swiss Rail Pass also covered SZU, SBB and SOB, BLS, etc...

https://www.zvv.ch/zvv/de/fahrplan/liniennetz.html
https://www.zvv.ch/zvv/de/abos-und-tickets/zonen.html
https://www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/timetable/network-maps.html

Passes: https://www.zvv.ch/zvv/de/abos-und-tickets/abos.html

Regards

Mike C

Guerbetaler
 

Before opening of the Limmattalbahn, the only trams leaving Zürich are the Glattalbahn lines 10, 11 and 12. Unfortunately line 12 comes in a colour near the bus lines and isn't easy to detect. But in the zone map you can see (dashed line) that it is all within zone 121. Zürich zone 110 counts twice, so to cover all tram lines you need a three zone ticket 110/121.

If you count Forchbahn S18 as a tram, then you have to add 140, 130 and 142, so a six zone ticket.

Am 22.07.2019 um 23:01 schrieb Keith Hookham:
And on that matter I have also tried to work out the best day ticket
to get after 0900 would be this one?
<https://www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/travelcards-and-tickets/tickets/9-oclock-daypass.html>??
valid for all zones after 9 o'clock (weekends all day) CHF 26.00

Or would it be better to get a
<https://www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/travelcards-and-tickets/tickets/daypass.html>
and if so would it just be a 3 zones ticket to cover the trams? Must
admit that due not being able to find a brilliant map for the trams
then finding the ZVV site is not brilliant for me.
3 zones 24 hours CHF 13.60
6 zones 24 hours CHF 26.00

If you can travel half fare, then it's 50% of the above prices.

Markus, Gürbetal

Thomas
 

http://www.gleisplanweb.eu/Maps/Zuerich.pdf has an excellent track map of the Zurich tram network, which doesn't include the annoying bus lines. It was last updated 12.2017.

Rgds, Thomas.

Chris Wood
 

Thomas writes:

http://www.gleisplanweb.eu/Maps/Zuerich.pdf has an excellent track map of the Zurich tram network, which doesn't include the annoying bus lines. It was last updated 12.2017.
They also have an interactive viewer (at http://www.gleisplanweb.eu/Viewer-e.php?Map=Zuerich&Index=1) that I find easier and faster to navigate around online.

OpenStreetMap are also pretty good for track diagrams, although they seem to have rather jumped the gun on the Limmatalbahn, showing the whole thing as far as Schlieren as complete.

Geoffrey Fischer
 

Have you tried the ZVV website? I found an extensive map collection there a
couple of years ago.

Keith Hookham
 

Many thanks for this information and to Markus for the info for the zones
and costs. Yes I have a half fare card which is really useful.
That is all the information I require (for now at least).
The maps on the ZVV site are not useful at all with all the clutter of
buses, S bahns etc. The maps on the Gleisplanweb though are really good
though giving out great plans and even gives platform details and sidings.
Superb.
Again many thanks.
Cheers Keith

Guerbetaler
 

Am 24.07.2019 um 17:19 schrieb Keith Hookham:
The maps on the ZVV site are not useful at all with all the clutter
of buses, S bahns etc.
While I understand what you are looking for, it would nevertheless be fair to accept, that a very big majority of passengers is rather searching for all the clutter rather than any track details...

:-)

Markus

Keith Hookham
 

So very true Markus.

As to the subject of the tickets I have managed to order a ticket utilising
the ZVV website which has given me a Q coded ticket. Unfortunately it would
not allow me to order the ticket on the ZVV ticket app on my English Iphone
as I kept getting the following error message. "der vorgang konnte nicht
abgeschlossen werden. ch.zvv.swisspass.network-fehler 9001 on the reiseden
erfassen part of the app. Oh well will just have to use the ticket machines
when I arrive at ZRH instead now.

Cheers Keith

glyn.jones
 

I had a similar problem trying to buy Saver Day Passes from the SBB app. I
tried two different Visa cards with no success but with a MasterCard there
was no problem.

Glyn

Keith Hookham
 

I have input my Mastercard details but to no avail. Like you say it is also connected to my SBB app and I have had no problems with that. Very strange.

Cheers Keith.

csipromo
 

My first stop when I got to Zurich was to get a Swisscom InOne Pay As You Go SIM card. Maybe once you have done that, you can get your ticket using the ZVV app.
If not, you can probably get the pass at the SBB kiosk at Zurich HB or Kloten.

Regards

Mike C

Martin Baumann
 

Have you contacted you card provider to confirm that it is authorised for transactions outside the UK? My mastercard would not work for Swiss tickets and when the provider was contacted they told us you had to make a specific request to have the card ok'd for transactions outside the UK. (May not be the same for every bank of course)

Keith Hookham
 

Yes in fact when I brought the ticket on their website, I used exactly the
same credit card that I have linked to my swiss half fare account and the
one I put onto the ZVV account. Think it may have more to do with the fact
that I have an english iphone? If I cannot get it sorted before I go, I
shall pop into the office they have in Zurich HB to see if they can help?
Has anyone else with an english phone managed to get a ZVV account set up?
I have no intention of getting a Swiss sim card as I have free data roaming
with the "3" network so it would be an unnecessary outlay.

It is a shame that you seem to no longer be able to buy the regional
tickets on the Swiss Pass (unless I have missed it somewhere?) as I have
always been able to buy the half fare day tickets on the SBB app using the
same credit card with no problems.
Cheers Keith

glyn.jones
 

In my case the card was authorised by my Visa card provider. We traced the
transaction through and it was rejected before it got to my card provider.
This happened to two different Visa Card providers but no problem when I
used a MasterCard.

Glyn

Keith Hookham
 

Think people are not reading the thread. It is not the credit card that is
the problem.

Cheers Keith


On Thu, 25 Jul 2019 at 20:16, glyn.jones via Groups.Io <glyn.jones=
btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

In my case the card was authorised by my Visa card provider. We traced the
transaction through and it was rejected before it got to my card provider.
This happened to two different Visa Card providers but no problem when I
used a MasterCard.

Glyn



Guerbetaler
 

Gentlemen, I'm sorry but I can't help you with Swiss Pass, ZVV accounts etc, because I'm travelling with a Generalabonnement...

But a little story from Sweden, where you can't buy an ice-cream without a card (no coins accepted) may help:

Last year we were in Stockholm and my wife wanted to buy an ice-cream. She wanted to pay with her Mastercard, but the card wasn't accepted. Then she tried with her Maestro card, with the same result. She didn't get an ice-cream.

Paying with any of the two cards in other shops - even for ice-creams - worked without problems. We still don't know what had caused the problem. But it's even possible that a bad internet connection of the card terminal lead to a timeout which resulted in a denial.

So, what to learn? Just try again. :-)

Markus, Gürbetal, currently Gmunden (where I bought an OÖVV ticket at the ticket vending machine, which is installed in a tram car, with my Mastercard)

Martin Baumann
 

If you have the SBB app on your phone you don't need a ZVV account. If you put, for example, Zürich to Rapperswil return in then it will sell you an all zone pass 24 hrs.

By putting in something like Zürich HB to Klusplatz return then you will be sold a 24 hour pass for the Zürich city area only

Keith Hookham
 

Brilliant Martin. Just what I wanted. I was not aware of that. So many
thanks for your help.

Cheers Keith


On Thu, 25 Jul 2019 at 21:50, Martin Baumann <martin98baumann@...>
wrote:

If you have the SBB app on your phone you don't need a ZVV account. If you
put, for example, Zürich to Rapperswil return in then it will sell you an
all zone pass 24 hrs.

By putting in something like Zürich HB to Klusplatz return then you will
be sold a 24 hour pass for the Zürich city area only



Andrew Moglestue
 

Markus, thank you for your anecdote about Sweden . Sometimes I am grateful that I’m Switzerland cash is still pretty much universally accepted.

Sometimes when I travel a lot my bank or credit card provider thinks that it is suspicious that I am using the card in so many places and will block or restrict payments . Sometimes if the card fails to work three times in a row all it takes is a phone call and all is fine .