Z-Pass: Travelling in the Zurich residential and economic area.
At a glance
The Z-Pass connects up networks.
The Zurich Transport Network (ZVV), the adjacent fare networks, A-Welle, FlexTax, Ostwind, Schwyz (including the March region) and Zug, as well as SBB, are combined in one travelcard network for the Zurich residential and economic area. The so-called Z-Pass creates one single zone fare and a new range of tickets for journeys between the ZVV and neighbouring networks.
With the introduction of the new timetable on 9 December 2012, single tickets will now also be available under the Z-Pass in addition to the existing monthly and annual travelcards. This new feature will bring the benefits of the current Z-pass travelcard network to passengers taking single trips.
How to buy your Z-Pass ticket.
You can buy Z-Pass travelcards at ticket machines, any staffed SBB ticket counter in the network area, in SBB Ticket Shop or via SBB Mobile. Please contact the Rail Service Helpdesk on 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. from the Swiss fixed-line network), should you have any questions.
You now buy a ticket for the zones you require instead of a route from A to B. This allows passengers to travel from the ZVV network to a neighbouring network e.g. by train, bus, tram, or, in Zurich, even by boat. This makes travelling between networks easier, more convenient and more varied.
The price is based on the number of zones selected. The two city zones of Zurich (110) and Winterthur (120) each count as two zones as the public transport network in these cities is significantly denser.
Outside the network area
For journeys beyond the borders of the network, network tickets are only valid up to the last timetabled stop within the zones purchased.
The network tickets are not valid in SBB trains that do not stop in the zones paid for.