Cross-border tickets

Cross-border tickets are valid in Ticino and Lombardy for all modes of transport on the Arcobaleno integrated fare network (CTA) as well as on all Trenord regional and suburban trains. 

Cross-border tickets

Cross-border tickets are valid in Ticino and Lombardy for all modes of transport on the Arcobaleno integrated fare network (CTA) as well as on all Trenord regional and suburban trains. The price of cross-border tickets is calculated by adding together the zone prices for Arcobaleno (or the Swiss section) and the Italian kilometre fare (for the section in Lombardy).

Further information

The Arcobaleno integrated fare network offers different cross-border tickets depending on the mobility requirement:

  • Single journey, ADULTS
  • Single journey, HALF FARE TRAVELCARD
  • Single journey, YOUNG PERSONS UP TO 16 YEARS
  • Outward and return journeys, ADULTS
  • Outward and return journeys, HALF FARE TRAVELCARD
  • Outward and return journeys, YOUNG PERSONS UP TO 16 YEARS

All tickets are available for 1st and 2nd class and must be validated before starting the journey and shown at ticket checks upon request.
 

 

Fares

Tickets for single journeys have a limited period of validity in hours. Tickets for outward and return journeys have the same validity period as a Day Pass. You can travel within the zones purchased on the Arcobaleno integrated fare network (CTA) up to expiry of the validity period, as with a standard ticket. 

The price shown is for adult 2nd class one-way tickets, fares
Location Como via Chiasso Monza via Chiasso Milano via Chiasso Varese via Gaggiolo Gallarate via Gaggiolo Malpensa via Gaggiolo
Locarno 20.40 23.10 24.60 21.20 22.30 33.00
Bellinzona 18.00 20.70 22.20 18.80 19.90 30.60
Lugano 10.80 13.50 15.00 11.60 12.70 23.40
Mendrisio 3.70 6.40 7.90 6.80 7.90 18.60
Stabio 6.00 8.70 10.20 4.50 5.60 16.30
Chiasso 3.70 6.40 7.90 6.80 7.90 18.60

 

 

The price shown is for young people 2nd class one-way tickets, fares
Location Como via Chiasso Monza via Chiasso Milano via Chiasso Varese via Gaggiolo Gallarate via Gaggiolo Malpensa via Gaggiolo
Locarno 10.20 11.60 12.30 10.60 11.20 16.50
Bellinzona 9.00 10.40 11.10 9.40 10.00 15.30
Lugano 5.40 6.80 7.50 5.80 6.40 11.70
Mendrisio 2.70 4.10 4.80 3.40 4.00 9.30
Stabio 3.00 4.40 5.10 3.10 3.70 9.00
Chiasso 2.70 4.10 4.80 3.40 4.00 9.30

The price refers to single tickets for single journeys at the adult fare in 2nd class. 

Biglietto transfrontaliero adulti, solo andata 2ª cl., tariffe in CHF
Località Como via Chiasso Monza via Chiasso Milano via Chiasso Varese via Gaggiolo Gallarate via Gaggiolo Malpensa via Gaggiolo

Locarno

20.40

23.10

24.60

21.20 22.30 33.00

Bellinzona

18.00

20.70

22.20

18.80 19.90 30.60

Lugano

10.80

13.50

15.00

11.60 12.70 23.40

Mendrisio

3.70

6.40

7.90

6.80 7.90 18.60

Stabio

6.00

8.70

10.20

4.50 5.60 16.30

Chiasso

3.70

6.40

7.90

6.80 7.90 18.60
Biglietto transfrontaliero giovani, solo andata 2ª cl., tariffe in CHF
Località Como via Chiasso Monza via Chiasso Milano via Chiasso Varese via Gaggiolo Gallarate via Gaggiolo Malpensa via Gaggiolo

Locarno

10.20

11.60

12.30

10.60 11.20 16.50

Bellinzona

9.00

10.40

11.10

9.40 10.00 15.30

Lugano

5.40

6.80

7.50

5.80 6.40 11.70

Mendrisio

2.70

4.10

4.80

3.40 4.00 9.30

Stabio

3.00

4.40

5.10

3.10 3.70 9.00

Chiasso

2.70

4.10

4.80

3.40 4.00 9.30

Where to buy

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. 

Class upgrade: prices (valid from 01.06.2019)
Zone Validità in ore Intero Ridotto

1 zona   

1

1.70

1.60

2 zone

2

3.40

1.70

3 zone

2

5.00

2.50

4 zone

2

6.80

3.40

5 zone

2

8.40

4.20

6 zone

2

10.20

5.10

7 zone 

2

11.80

5.90

da 8 zone 

4

13.60

6.80

 

Class upgrade: prices (valid from 01.06.2019)
Zones Validity in hours Full fare Reduced fare
1 zone 1 1.70 1.60
2 zones 2 3.40 1.70
3 zones 2 5.00 2.50
4 zones 2 6.80 3.40
5 zones 2 8.40 4.20
6 zones 2 10.20 5.10
7 zones 2 11.80 5.90
from 8 zones 4 13.60 6.80

Reduced fares are available for under 16 (last day before birthday) for tickets and for under 25s (last day before birthday)for passes. Young Arcobaleno
pass holders must therefore purchase a full fare add-on ticket if they are aged 16 or over.

Multi-class upgrade

With this ticket you can buy 6 class-upgrade tickets for the price of 5.

Multi-class upgrade: prices (valid from 01.06.2019)
Zone Validità in ore Intero Ridotto

1 zona   

1

8.50

8.00

2 zone

2

17.00

8.50

3 zone

2

25.00

12.50

4 zone

2

34.00

17.00

5 zone

2

42.00

21.00

6 zone

2

51.00

25.50

7 zone 

2

59.00

29.50

da 8 zone 

4

68.00

34.00

Multi-class upgrade: prices (valid from 01.06.2019)
Zones Validity in hours Full fare Reduced fare
1 zone 1 8.50 8.00
2 zones 2 17.00 8.50
3 zones 2 25.00 12.50
4 zones 2 34.00 17.00
5 zones 2 42.00 21.00
6 zones 2 51.00 25.50
7 zones 2 59.00 29.50
from 8 zones 4 68.00 34.00

Reduced fares are available for under 16 (last day before birthday) for tickets and for under 25s (last day before birthday) for passes. Young Arcobaleno
pass holders must therefore purchase a full fare add-on ticket if they are aged 16 or over.

 

Domande frequenti

Who is entitled to the reduced fare?

The reduced fare applies to all children and young people from 6 years (from their 6th birthday up to their 16th birthday) who are travelling, Half Fare Travelcard holders and children under 6 who are travelling alone.

Can I pay for Arcobaleno tickets using Reka Cheques?

Yes, it is possible to purchase them with Reka Cheques.

Period of validity for Arcobaleno tickets.

Tickets from the integrated fare network are valid up to the next stop according to the timetable after expiry of the period of validity. With a ticket valid up to 4 hours, if it is not possible to reach the destination within this period according to the timetable (a direct journey without alighting), the ticket shall be valid up to the destination. In the event of delays or traffic disruption, the ticket is valid up to the destination beyond its validity period.