Arcobaleno travelcards are suitable for anyone who regularly uses public transport and wants to save money while protecting the environment.


The Arcobaleno travelcard is available as an annual, monthly or weekly option. It is the perfect solution for those who regularly use public transport for professional or private purposes as well as for leisure.

The travelcard is personal. It can be issued for adults (from 25 years) in 1st or 2nd class, as well as for young persons (from 6 to 25 years) in 2nd class, and is valid for the selected zones. From 6 zones, a flat-rate ticket is valid for travel throughout Ticino and the Moesano region.

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Further information 

It is very simple to use an Arcobaleno travelcard. No matter whether you hold an annual, monthly or weekly travelcard, you simply board and show it to the ticket inspector when requested to check its validity. 

A passport photo and an official ID are required when you first buy an annual or monthly travelcard. 


  • The Half Fare Travelcard and the Ape Card cannot be used to purchase an Arcobaleno travelcard.
  • Many municipalities in Ticino and the Moesano region grant discounts on the purchase of an Arcobaleno travelcard. Please contact your municipality directly for further information. 
Purchase instructions
  • Purchase the necessary zones for the route required. 
  • Flat-rate price from 6 zones; the travelcard is valid for the whole of Ticino and the Moesano region. 
  • Young persons can purchase a 1st class travelcard at the adult price.
  • A passport photo and official ID are required when first purchasing a monthly or annual travelcard. 
  • You are free to choose the start of validity of the travelcard.
  • The travelcard can be purchased a maximum of two months in advance.
  • If you have your 25th birthday during the period of validity, the travelcard remains valid up to its expiry. 
  • The annual and monthly travelcards are loaded onto the SwissPass. Monthly travelcards can also be purchased in paper format at ticket machines on the Arcobaleno integrated fare network, at post offices, and on regional buses where tickets are sold on board.



The SwissPass heralds a new era of travel on public transport. Not only different tickets, but also a variety of services such as, ski passes, PubliBike and leisure offers, can be loaded onto a single card. With the SwissPass, holders of annual or monthly travelcards can receive notifications regarding their expiry. Those holding a company travelcard should contact the human resources department at their firm to renew their travelcard.  


Arcobaleno on the SwissPass

Since the end of 2018, Arcobaleno travelcards have been loaded onto the SwissPass in stages. 

Since 1 January 2020, the following Arcobaleno travelcards have been loaded onto the SwissPass:

  • Arcobaleno annual travelcard for adults; 
  • Arcobaleno annual travelcard for young persons;
  • Arcobaleno monthly travelcard for adults; 
  • Arcobaleno monthly travelcard for young persons; 
  • Company travelcard; 
  • Appresfondo annual travelcard; 
  • DECS annual travelcard. 

New: from 3 August 2020, cross-border travelcards are available on the SwissPass.

At the counter

The Arcobaleno travelcard on the SwissPass can be purchased at the points of sale of transport companies that participate in the Arcobaleno integrated fare network. 

Cross-border monthly and annual travelcards from Arcobaleno, and the monthly travelcards from Arcobaleno on the SwissPass, can only be purchased at the following points of sale: 

  • FART: La Biglietteria, Piazza Stazione, 6600 Locarno-Muralto; 
  • TPL: Lugano Centro stop, Corso Pestalozzi, 6900 Lugano; 
  • SBB: at Biasca, Bellinzona, Locarno, Lugano, Mendrisio and Chiasso stations; 
  • PostBus: advice and sales, Via S. Balestra 4, 6900 Lugano. 

Arcobaleno annual and monthly travelcards can also be purchased or renewed online

● SBB 
Holders of Rail Checks and recipients of subsidies from their municipalities are kindly requested to go to a point of sale to purchase and/or renew their Arcobaleno travelcards on the SwissPass.

By telephone

You can also purchase tickets by telephone: 

  • PostBus advice and sales: 0840 852 852
  • SBB Contact Center, advice and sales, 0848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/min., 24 hours a day); payment by credit card.

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