Swiss Transit

Thought I would touch on another aspect of living here in Switzerland, the public transportation! It's Europe, so of course they have multiple train lines, and metro systems, but one of the interesting things here is that the transit system is on the honor system in Switzerland. There are quite a few places in the world that have this proof-of-payment system but this is the first one I have experienced. At all train stations and most all bus stops they have a fare box. There are no gates at the train stations, no cash boxes on the buses, and no need to swipe a card, you just step on. Something a friend mentioned to me before I left, was how clean the transit is here in Switzerland, and it certainly is. Train stations, train cars, and buses have barely a speck of dirt, a very nice change compared to home where people would dump an entire lunch on the bus and leave it. One downside is the cost for riding transit here, a roundtrip into the city center from where I am is about 11CHF (Swiss francs) which is the equivalent of $11, it’s a little over 5CHF each way. Thankfully I have a bus card for the duration of my time here. Hopefully you enjoyed another glance into life here in Switzerland!

 
 A typical fare box at a bus stop

A typical fare box at a bus stop