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Explanation: a subscription e.g. to ride from point A to point B as often as wanted or required within a given period of time e.g. a day, a week, a month or a year.
A typical Swiss offer by public transportations. Ideal for commuters.
Ref. I am Swiss but I frankly find it a bit difficult to suggest the appropriate English name.
swisstell Italy Local time: 00:30 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in pair: 3377
Explanation: e-rich's explanation is correct. I would just call them passes (as opposed to tickets), which implies that you pay one price for a certain period of time.
I assume abo stands for Abonnement
Trudy Peters United States Local time: 18:30 Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in pair: 3087