Travelcards

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

Travelcards

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.

Rapid calculation of fares
Flexible mode of transport selection
Low-cost fares depending on age category and use

Zone and time system

To make it easier to use public transport, the Arcobaleno integrated fare network utilises a zone and time system. This means that all modes of transport such as buses, trains, boats and funiculars can be used within the selected zones and validity period of the ticket. There are no time restrictions for weekly, monthly and annual travelcards.

Our travelcards

Where and how to buy

The weekly travelcard can be purchased at sales counters or directly on regional buses

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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. 

Note: 

  • 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.

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

Il mio abbonamento Arcobaleno è valevole anche al di fuori del Ticino e Moesano?

L’abbonamento è valevole solo per il territorio ticinese ed il Moesano, a meno che non si sia in possesso di un abbonamento transfrontaliero. In tal caso la validità si estende anche ai treni regionali e suburbani di Trenord (Linee S10 - S11- S30 - S40 – S50).

Fino a quanti anni posso acquistare un abbonamento giovani?

La tariffa giovani, valevole solo in 2a classe, è riconosciuta ai giovani dai 6 anni compiuti ai 25 anni non compiuti. Fa stato l’età effettiva al momento della stipulazione dell’abbonamento.

Le carte "junior" e "bimbi accompagnati" sono riconosciute dall'abbonamento Arcobaleno?

Sì, è possibile abbinarle agli abbonamenti settimanali, mensili e annuali ed anche ai biglietti.

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Arcobaleno compie 25 anni