Cross-border monthly travelcard

The cross-border monthly travelcard is the ideal solution for all those who regularly cross the border and would like to benefit from the convenience of a single ticket. 

Cross-border monthly travelcard

With the Arcobaleno cross-border monthly travelcard, you can travel across the border between Italy and Switzerland with a single ticket, which is valid on all modes of transport on the Arcobaleno integrated fare network as well as on all Trenord regional and suburban trains. 

The cross-border monthly travelcard is personal. It can be issued to 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. The price for the cross-border travelcard is calculated using the Arcobaleno zone prices (for the Swiss section) and the Italian fare per kilometre (for the section in Lombardy) added together. The Arcobaleno cross-border monthly travelcard is available for the SwissPass or in paper format.

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

You can purchase a monthly travelcard at any time (the date can be selected freely). The start of validity does not have to coincide with the first day of the month.

The monthly travelcard is personal. When purchasing, a passport photo is required, which is used for both the paper format or on the SwissPass. 

 

Cross-border monthly pass, Adults, 2nd Class, fares
Location Como via Chiasso Monza via Chiasso Milano via Chiasso Varese via Gaggiolo Gallarate via Gaggiolo Malpensa via Gaggiolo
Locarno 237.00 281.00 299.00 251.00 270.00 299.00
Bellinzona 237.00 281.00 299.00 251.00 270.00 299.00
Lugano 168.00 212.00 230.00 182.00 201.00 230.00
Mendrisio 76.00 120.00 138.00 115.00 134.00 163.00
Stabio 101.00 145.00 163.00 90.00 109.00 138.00
Chiasso 76.00 120.00 138.00 115.00 134.00 163.00

 

 

Cross-border monthly pass, Young People, 2nd Class, fares
Location Como via Chiasso Monza via Chiasso Milano via Chiasso Varese via Gaggiolo Gallarate via Gaggiolo Malpensa via Gaggiolo
Locarno 178.00 222.00 240.00 192.00 211.00 240.00
Bellinzona 178.00 222.00 240.00 192.00 211.00 240.00
Lugano 129.00 173.00 191.00 143.00 162.00 191.00
Mendrisio 62.00 106.00 124.00 94.00 113.00 142.00
Stabio 80.00 124.00 142.00 76.00 95.00 124.00
Chiasso 62.00 106.00 124.00 94.00 113.00 142.00

*Young persons’ fare: for journeys in 2nd class only for young persons from 6 to 25 years.

To calculate the required number of zones, please consult the map in the link or the online fare calculator: 

To the fares calculator

Abbonamento mensile transfrontaliero Adulti, 2ª classe, le tariffe
Località Como via Chiasso Monza via Chiasso Milano via Chiasso Varese via Gaggiolo Gallarate via Gaggiolo Malpensa via Gaggiolo Luino via Pino-Tronz.

Locarno

237.00

281.00

299.00

251.00 270.00 299.00 150.00

Bellinzona

237.00

281.00

299.00

251.00 270.00 299.00 182.00

Lugano

168.00

212.00

230.00

182.00 201.00 230.00 251.00

Mendrisio

76.00

120.00

138.00

115.00 134.00 163.00 251.00

Stabio

101.00

145.00

163.00

90.00 109.00 138.00 251.00

Chiasso

76.00

120.00

138.00

115.00 134.00 163.00 251.00
Abbonamento mensile transfrontaliero giovani, 2ª classe, le tariffe
Località Como via Chiasso Monza via Chiasso Milano via Chiasso Varese via Gaggiolo Gallarate via Gaggiolo Malpensa via Gaggiolo Luino via Pino-Tronz.

Locarno

178.00

222.00

240.00

192.00 211.00 240.00 119.00

Bellinzona

178.00

222.00

240.00

192.00 211.00 240.00 143.00

Lugano

129.00

173.00

191.00

143.00 162.00 191.00 192.00

Mendrisio

62.00

106.00

124.00

94.00 113.00 142.00 192.00

Stabio

80.00

124.00

142.00

76.00 95.00 124.00 192.00

Chiasso

62.00

106.00

124.00

94.00 113.00 142.00 192.00

Where and how to buy 

Cross-border monthly travelcards for adults are available from the sales channels of the Arcobaleno integrated fare network and Trenord; travelcards for young persons can only be purchased from Arcobaleno. 

Tickets and travelcards sold by the Arcobaleno integrated fare network are calculated in Swiss francs (CHF) only, and those sold by Trenord in euro (EUR) only. 

If purchasing in Italy, please consult the website www.trenord.it and the conditions for the “IO VIAGGIO” card. 

 

Documenti utili

Renewal

Cross-border monthly travelcards can be renewed in the same way as when first purchasing the travelcard.

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

I have an Arcobaleno monthly travelcard. Do I have to have it renewed at the counter?

The monthly travelcard can be purchased at a sales counter, a ticket machine or from drivers of most regional buses. Tip: renew your travelcard directly with the issuing transport company. The monthly travelcard on the SwissPass can also be renewed conveniently online. 

I have lost my monthly travelcard or it was stolen. What should I do?

In general, monthly travelcards in paper format cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
If the monthly travelcard is loaded on the SwissPass, the card can be replaced after paying a fee of CHF 30, according to T600 clause 200.1. 

My monthly travelcard is damaged. What should I do?

The monthly travelcard in paper format can be replaced when damaged for a payment of CHF 30. You should go to the sales counter where you bought your travelcard. 
If the monthly travelcard is loaded on the SwissPass, the card can be replaced after paying a fee of CHF 30, according to T600 clause 200.1. 

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