Uniform night surcharge in public transport in the greater Zurich area

15 November 2011

As of the timetable change during the night from the 9th to the 10th of December, a uniform night time surcharge will go into effect for the greater Zurich area. It costs 5 Swiss Francs and is valid in nine night networks. The surcharge can also be paid via mobile phone by SMS This solution is based on the mobileTRAVEL system by xsmart in cooperation with the SMS provider MNC.

The uniform night time surcharge is valid in the transport associations A-Welle, Ostwind, FlexTax, Schwyz, Zug, in the Z-Pass as well as on ZVV and on the SBB night trains Zurich-Lucerne and Schaffhausen-Singen. In the future, customers can also order the night time surcharge on their mobile phones by SMS. Moreover, the night time surcharge can be purchased in the entire night network association at the ticket counter, the ticket machines and via SBB Mobile. Zurich Cantonal Bank’s ”ZKB Night Owl” service and Schaffhausen Cantonal Bank’s corresponding service for their clients remain unchanged. However they are only valid for the transport associations of the respective Cantons.