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As many as you would like (and physically possible) within the zones chosen (some night buses and trains may require additional supplement). Like your own link says With a monthly travelcard you can travel as often as you like in the zones you have purchased.


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When your ticket expires, you become a hare exactly at that spot. It does not matter that the ticket was valid when you boarded. Buy another ticket from the driver, SBB app on your mobile phone, or, if the service is frequent, pause the journey and buy at stop. They will fine you also if the ticket is formally valid right now but will expire before reaching ...


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You can find this information On the SBB website. Just use the trip planner, which gives you platform numbers. Zurich is an efficient, well signposted station, and 16 minutes is a generous transfer time. I would expect you to be able to make this transfer in 2 minutes, since both your TGV and the Nightjet use the upper terminal tracks.


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In addition to the standard city tours (which are quite nice, btw.), there are quite a few places that are open to visitors, though most are by appointment only, and several require minimum group sizes. I've been to several of these (and some more that are only possible if you know people working there), and found all of them really nice. Note that in ...


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The center of Zurich is not very big, and most places in Zurich are actually whole streets and areas that are interesting. Generally you can consider the whole area between the Bahnhofstrasse, Bahhofbrücke, Seilergraben, Rämistrasse, and the Quaibrücke as the inner center of the city (more or less the district Kreis 1. There are some more places of course. ...


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Tickets prices for public transportation in Zurich can be found here: Tickets - ZVV. Be aware that regarding fares, Zurich (110) as well as Winterthur (120) count as two zones. For your travel arrangement, I would recommend to buy two day passes for zone 110 (1-2 zones fare) and one day pass for zones 110 & 121 (3 zones fare) for your trip to ...


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See https://www.zvv.ch/zvv/de/abos-und-tickets/tarif/verbundtarif-und-richtlinien/preisgestaltung-nutzung-gueltigkeit.html . Should I be fined or is this okay? Depends on when you present your ticket. The 24 hour ticket's validity starts when you first stamp it and it's validity ends 24 hours after the stamped date and time. When you show the ticket to a ...


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You will be able to get by with credit card + Euros. However, you may run into situations where Swiss cash may be needed, so when in doubt, ask. Note that you'll be able to pull CHF out of ATMs with the Maestro card/credit card if needed. Most of my recent experiences are from living in a different Swiss city, but I have been in exactly your situation myself ...


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The word “immigration” seems to be creating a lot of confusion so here is a detailed description of what should happen during your trip: When leaving Spain, there shouldn't be any police check, the airline may or may not check your ID for different purposes. When you land in Zurich, there shouldn't be any systematic check (although some spot checks are ...


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The central point of Zurich I'd consider to be the main station. Other points that could be considered being the city centre: the old town with historic buildings the Bahnhofstrasse which is a famous shopping street and maybe Bellevue at the lakeside which is where a lot of events take place All those places are pretty central.


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Your residency permit is valid for the entire Schengen area, not just for Germany itself. Therefore you may fly from Switzerland or just about any other Schengen airport. Enjoy your trip.


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My guess is that it's for growing flowers and vegetables, simply a small greenhouse. They are sometimes called Greenhouse Windows or Garden Windows. Because they have windows on 3 sides they'll let in as much sun as possible. They are most effective if put on windows facing south or north. Being literally on a window you can take the plants indoors during ...


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It's a bay window or Oriel window, they are pretty common in German- and English-speaking areas. They have an ornamental role They allow to look left and right of the building (instead of just in front) They allow more light to enter the room


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I contacted the hotel and this is the reply I got from the hotel management: Yes you can stay with us overnight, as we’re located in the Non-Schengen zone. All we need for a reservation is all your flight details from your in- and outbound flight.


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As for the ticket you can get a 9 o'clock day pass at the ticket machine at the station in the Airport (the machines are on the floor above the rails). It is valid on all trains, busses and trams within the ZVV area until 5am the next morning. If you take one of the special night busses/trains running after midnight you need to get an night supplement for ...


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"Do taxis accept non cash payment in Zurich?" Yes, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Amex and Diners. See HERE "Is there any alternative transportations from Airport to Stadion Letzigrund?" Yes, take the S16 suburban train from the airport to Hardbrücke (7-8 minutes), from where it's a 1-km walk.


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Late to answer but notheworthy: During the December 2017 timetable change of Swiss railways, decision was taken to phase out the ICN designation of tilting trains (this was related to a specific rolling stock) and replace that by regular IC naming. This was done as a global move to simplify the network perception, as long-distance (IC and IR) routes now ...


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Yes, you can, if you are an Egyptian passport holder or a US permanent resident. As discussed in an answer about transit visas, if you are an Egypt passport holder, as stated in point 3, you do not need an airport transit visa in Switzerland. In fact, as an Egypt passport holder, the only country for which you need an airport transit visa is Czech republic. ...


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As far as I can see from the link, you can probably book and load from everywhere. Any harbor on the lake of Zurich This other boat tour says it departs from Zürich Bürkliplatz Zurich Lake boat ride


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Take a look at this list of Swiss Airlines check in times: https://www.swiss.com/us/EN/prepare/check-in/checkin-times If you only have carry on you can check in online and/or get an electronic boarding pass on your phone, you can walk directly to security without having to stop at the counter. Personally, I would be fine with 60 minutes, but if you want to ...


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According to the SBB website you would get a Swiss Family Card for free, and your daughter would travel for free if the accompanying adult has a valid Swiss Travel System ticket (Swiss Pass, Swiss Holiday Card, etc.). You can get this card either at the ticket office, but you also should be able to get it on-line (if you book your Swiss Travel System ticket(...


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If you want to save money, you should look for alternative accommodation systems such as AirBnB or CouchSurfing. Most hotels will be expensive, even more in a mountain resort. You can probably find a host in the countryside. Use Google Maps or the SBB website to check if the place you have chosen is at a convenient distance. Note: Direct trains are fast, ...


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Unless Italy is going to be hit by a crazy blizzard you should not have any problem. Streets in general are in good condition, especially in the north, and they are kept clean in case of snow. Beware of the fact that winter tires or tire chains are mandatory in many roads during winter and this is especially true in Veneto where from November 15 to April ...


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Many previous questions addressed related problems: Schengen transit visa for a Sri Lankan Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland (Schengen) if I have no Schengen visa? The most important thing to know is that Switzerland is part of the Schengen area so you should look up rules that apply to your situation in the Schengen area. You also ...


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It's definitively possible. I would use the train to do that. It's definitively also possible by car. From Lausanne to Interlaken you need around 1:45 by car and from Interlaken to Zurich around 1:30. However, more convenient and probably cheaper is the train. Checkout fahrplan.sbb.ch to get the schedule for this connection. Assuming you want to visit ...


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Unless the long layover is due to a flight delay or cancellation, no, you are not entitled to anything more than any other passenger in your fare class. You agreed to it when you booked your flights, and everything else is your responsibility.


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I know exactly which kind of hot chocolate you are talking about, as kids we used to go to Domodossola on weekends to get that hot chocolate which can make your spoon stand up in the cup. If I remember correctly I had it once in Zurich. There is this rather famous café in Zurich called Peclard or Cafe Schober, and if memory serves me right, the chocolate ...


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The Man in Seat 61 is a good resource for updates on booking windows. I checked his news archives, and found the following in the November 2016 update: Hungary, Czech Republic, Renfe etc... Expect these to open late November or even early December, based on previous years' performance. Unfortunately there's no way around this that I know of. The ...


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The relevant information from the always excellent Man in Seat 61: https://www.seat61.com/Europe-when-do-train-bookings-open.htm : Many central & eastern European countries still open ticket sales 2 months ahead, such as [...] Czech Republic [...]. Although the Czech Republic now manages 90 days on key international routes. And [...] Czech Railways ...


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