If you use public transport in the greater Zurich area only occasionally, it is advantageous to buy a single ticket or a multi-trip ticket.
The easiest and fastest way to buy single tickets is with the ZVV Ticket App or at ticket machines.
Prices single tickets
The spatial and temporal validity are printed on the ticket. You may make as many journeys as you like on all means of transport in the zones reserved until the ticket expires. The areas of validity for short distances and local networks can be found in the directory at the ticket machine or can be obtained from the chauffeur in the local and regional bus.
The multi-journey ticket consists of six single journeys. With it you save up to 10 percent on the single price. Multiple-journey tickets can be purchased via the ZVV Ticket App, from vending machines or at a point of sale.
Multi-trip tickets must be validated at the ticket machine before travel.
Prices for multi-trip tickets
Juniors with 1/1 multi-ride tickets
With the validation of a field on the multiple ticket at full price, two persons can travel, provided that they are entitled to the reduced price (children up to 16 years, Half-Fare travelcard) and at least 3 zones are paid.
The two city zones of Zurich (zone 110) and Winterthur (zone 120) each count as two zones, as the public transport network here is much denser than elsewhere.
Short journeys in the cities of Zurich and Winterthur (partly also beyond the city limits) are regarded as short distances. The areas of validity are indicated at the ticket vending machines. You can also find a short-distance list and map of each stop here. The easiest and fastest way to buy short-haul tickets is to use the ZVV Ticket App or the ticket machine.
The local network applies within a political municipality (except for the cities of Zurich and Winterthur). The easiest and fastest way to buy local network tickets is to use the ZVV Ticket App or the ticket machine.
For the ZVV night network, you need a surcharge (flat rate CHF 5.-) in addition to the regular ticket. Lines in the night network are marked with an “N”.