With the Appresfondo annual travel card, apprentices with a training contract in the canton of Ticino benefit from a price reduction of 40% – an attractive means of support to promote the vocational training of young persons in the canton.


The cantonal vocational training fund assumes 40% of the travel costs on public transport within the Arcobaleno integrated fare network for apprentices with a training contract.

The apprentice is sent a voucher in the form of a Rail Check by post. When purchasing an Appresfondo annual travelcard from Arcobaleno, they thereby receive a reduction of 40% (for apprentices who are supported by the vocational training fund). The Rail Check is issued to the apprentice after the training contract is approved. The Appresfondo annual travelcard is only intended for apprentices employed in the canton of Ticino.

Further information

The Appresfondo travelcard is generally issued for second class. If required, it is also available for first class. In this case the apprentice must pay the relevant price difference themselves. 

Where and how to purchase

The Appresfondo travelcard can be purchased against submission of the Rail Check at point of sale counters for SBB, PostBus, TPL, FLP and FART.
The Appresfondo annual travelcard is personal and is loaded onto the SwissPass. 

Further information: 
Fondo cantonale per la formazione professionale (Cantonal Fund for Professional Training)
PO Box 367 
Via Vergiò 18 
6932 Breganzona 
Tel. 091 815 30 46

Class upgrade

If you have a ticket or travelcard for 2nd class, you can travel in 1st class by purchasing a class upgrade. Both tickets must be shown at the ticket check. 


The monthly travelcards on the SwissPass are renewed at authorised sales counters and on the following numbers: PostBus, advice and sales on 0840 852 852 or via SBB Contact Center, advice and sales, 0848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/min., 24 hours); payment by credit card.

It is also possible to renew at

Travelcards in paper format can either be renewed at the sales counters or at ticket machines and directly with drivers of regional buses. Renewal with the issuing transport companies is recommended.


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Loyalty programme

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