Junior Travelcard and Children’s Co-Travelcard

The Junior Travelcard and the Children’s Co-Travelcard are intended for families with children who want to show their children the beauty spots of Switzerland at an attractive price for a period of a year. 

Junior Travelcard and Children’s Co-Travelcard

If you frequently take your children on public transport, the Junior Travelcard or the Children’s Co-Travelcard is the right choice for you. 
With the Junior Travelcard or the Children’s Co-Travelcard for CHF 30, children aged from 6 years up to their 16th birthday can travel free of charge for a period of a year throughout Switzerland, accompanied by a parent or adult (aged 16 or more). The parent or adult must hold a valid ticket.

You will find further information on the relevant SBB web page

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 Junior Travelcard is free from the third child. When obtaining the free Junior Travelcard the other two Junior Travelcards must be shown. The Junior Travelcard is issued in duplicate. With the Children’s Co-Travelcard a maximum of four children with a valid Children’s Co-Travelcard can travel with each accompanying adult. When purchasing the Children’s Co-Travelcard, the accompanying person as well as the child travelling must be indicated.

Where and how to purchase

  • PostBus Switzerland – Ticino region: Via Bossi 1, Lugano 0840 852 852 (Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.). 
  • FART (Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi): “La Biglietteria”, Piazza Stazione, Locarno - Muralto. 
  • SBB (Swiss Federal Railways): at the sales counters in the SBB stations of Chiasso, Mendrisio, Lugano, Giubiasco, Bellinzona, Locarno, Biasca and Airolo. SBB Contact Center 0848 44 66 88. 
  • TPL (Trasporti Pubblici Luganesi): advice and sales, stops at Lugano Centro and Corso Pestalozzi

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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

Is my Arcobaleno travelcard also valid outside Ticino and the Moesano region?

The travelcard is only valid for the Ticino and Moesano region. If you hold a cross-border travelcard, it is also valid for Trenord regional and suburban trains (S10, S11, S30, S40 and S50). 

Are the Junior Travelcard and Children’s Co-Travelcard also valid with an Arcobaleno travelcard?

Yes, you can combine them with tickets as well as with weekly, monthly and annual travelcards. .

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.

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