1 night supplement for 9 nighttime networks
Starting 10 December 2011, the new unified night supplement of CHF 5.00 will take effect throughout the greater Zurich region. With just one night supplement, night owls can travel on nine nighttime networks (ZVV, A-Welle, FlexTax, OSTWIND, Zug fare network, Schwyz fare network, Z-Pass as well as the Zurich–Lucerne and Schaffhausen–Singen night trains).
Information about the ZVV nighttime network:
The ZVV nighttime network provides safe and reliable train and bus services from Friday into Saturday and again from Saturday into Sunday from around 1 a.m. until the early hours of the morning. All night buses and night S-Bahn trains are specially marked with an N.
- Area covered: ZVV fare network
- Services in the ZVV fare network: 9 S-Bahn routes and 51 bus routes. At major interchanges there are connections between bus and train.
- Hours of operation: Friday/Saturday and Saturday/Sunday nights plus the night before most public holidays from 1 a.m.
- Every half hour in Zurich, every hour in Winterthur and from Zurich to the main regions; every two hours in all other areas.
- Fare: Passengers require a valid ticket plus a night supplement (CHF 5.00, valid for 12 hours), which must be presented to on-board personnel on request. In addition to the ZVV fare network, the night supplement is valid on the following additional nighttime networks: A-Welle, FlexTax, OSTWIND, Zug fare network, Schwyz fare network, Z-Pass as well as the Zurich–Lucerne and Schaffhausen–Singen night trains.
- Security: All night S-Bahn trains are staffed.
Nighttime network timetables
Online-timetable (enter the exact name
of the stop; see network route plans for details)
Stop-specific timetable (German)
Nighttime network timetable valid from 15.12.2013 (PDF, 480KB)
Nighttime network route plans
Nighttime network for the whole canton, valid from
15.12.2013 (PDF, 257 KB)
Nighttime network for the city of Zurich, valid from 15.12.2013 (PDF, 192KB)
Nighttime network for the city of Winterthur, valid from 15.12.2013 (PDF, 161KB)
Ticket 1: A valid ticket (e.g. ZVV ticket, GA etc.) from the point of departure to the destination. Tickets whose validity period is indicated by calendar day (e.g., ZVV 9 o’clock pass, 1-day travelpass for the Half-Fare travelcard, national and international tickets) remain valid until 5 a.m. the following day.
Ticket 2: A night supplement of CHF 5.00. It is available as a single supplement (by entering code *162 on conventional ticket machines or selecting the “night supplement” option on touch-screen ticket machines), as a combination of multiple supplements (CHF 27 for 6 supplements), available at points of sale, via the Ticket Shop or as an SMS (send “NZ” to 988, CHF 5.00/SMS).
GA, Half-Fare travelcards and other discount cards cannot be used for the supplement.
Important: existing night supplements already purchased for the individual fare networks (with the exception of Schaffhausen night supplements) will remain valid throughout the entire unified night supplement area following introduction of the new supplement on 10 December 2011. You can simply use up any remaining single and multiple supplements. The special offers from the various cantonal banks will continue to be limited to the respective cantons.
The ticket and night supplement must be obtained prior to boarding at ticket machines, ticket counters or by SMS. Please note: tickets and supplements cannot be purchased on board S-Bahn trains, VBZ vehicles and Winterthur city bus routes.
Please note: Passengers unable to produce both tickets will have to pay a surcharge along with the flat fare amount.
As during the day, a Track 7 travelcard is accepted only on nighttime S-Bahn train services operated by the SBB, THURBO and SOB. You must also additionally pay the night supplement.
Special offer from Zürcher Kantonalbank – ZKB Nachtschwärmer
Holders of a ZKB young, ZKB student or ZKB start package can purchase the “ZKB Nachtschwärmer” via SMS instead of Ticket 2. Starting 8 December 2012, this will take effect throughout the entire unified night supplement area.
And here’s how it works by SMS:
Nighttime network vision
The ZVV nighttime network is continually being developed and refined.