Appresfondo

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.

Appresfondo

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.

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.

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 

decs-fcfp@ti.ch
www.fondocantonale.ch
 

Documenti utili

Renewal

As soon as the training contract has been approved, the apprentice receives the Rail Check for the reduction. Provided the training contract has not been discontinued, the trainee receives the relevant Rail Check for the reduction and for the renewal of the travelcard in the following years. The procedure for renewing the Appresfondo travelcard is the same as for the initial purchase. To be able to benefit from the reduction, apprentices must redeem the Rail Check at a point of sale (SBB, PostBus, TPL and FART). 

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

Can I deposit my Arcobaleno annual travelcard?

It is not possible to deposit it. 

Can I pay for Arcobaleno integrated fare network tickets or travelcards using Reka Cheques?

Yes, it is possible to purchase with Reka Cheques.

Is the Half Fare Travelcard valid for purchasing an Arcobaleno travelcard?

No. The Half Fare Travelcard is valid for purchasing Arcobaleno tickets but not for buying Arcobaleno travelcards.

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