Monthly travelcard

The Arcobaleno monthly travelcard is the low-cost solution for adults who regularly travel less than 9 months a year and for young persons who regularly travel less than 7 months a year on public transport.

Monthly travelcard

With the monthly travelcard from Arcobaleno you can use public transport within the selected zones for a whole month without any travel and time restrictions. 

The monthly 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, you can travel throughout Ticino and in the Moesano region at a flat-rate price.

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

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.

 

 

Monthly travelcard: fares (valid from 01.06.2019)
Zones Adults Young people*
  2a cl. 1a cl. 2a cl.
1 zones 49.00 83.00 35.00
2 zones 74.00 126.00 53.00
3 zones 109.00 185.00 78.00
4 zones 141.00 240.00 102.00
5 zones 172.00 292.00 124.00
from 6 zones 210.00 357.00 151.00

*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: le tariffe (valide dal 01.06.2019)
Zone Adulti Giovani*
2a cl. 1a cl. 2a cl.

1 zona   

49.00

83.00

35.00

2 zone

74.00

126.00

53.00

3 zone

109.00

185.00

78.00

4 zone

141.00

240.00

102.00

5 zone

172.00

292.00

124.00

da 6 zone

210.00

357.00

151.00

Where and how to purchase 

The monthly travelcard on the SwissPass 

This can be issued initially at an authorised sales counter. The travelcard can also be purchased by telephone on the following numbers: PostBus, advice and sales on 0840 852 852 or via the SBB Contact Center, advice and sales, 0848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/min., 24 hours); payment by credit card. 

Further information

  •  The SwissPass (red card) can be replaced multiple times subject to a processing fee.
  • The amount is CHF 30, based on Tariff T600, clause 200.1. 
  • Further information at www.arcobaleno.ch/swisspass


Monthly travelcard in paper format

From March 1, 2022, monthly travelcards are no longer issued in paper but may be purchased and renewed exclusively on SwissPass, as with annual travelcards.

Renewal

The monthly travelcards on the SwissPass are renewed at authorised sales counters and on the following numbers: PostBus, advice and sales on 0840 852 852 or via SBB Contact Center, advice and sales, 0848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/min., 24 hours); payment by credit card.

It is also possible to renew at sbb.ch/purchase

Travelcards in paper format can either be renewed at the sales counters or at ticket machines and directly with drivers of regional buses. Renewal with the issuing transport companies is recommended.

 

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 would like to purchase an Arcobaleno travelcard (annual or monthly travelcard). Do I have to do so from the first day of the month?

The customer can choose their own required start date for the period of validity, for example 11 November 2020. The travelcard is available at the following points of sale ((link a Vedi la lista degli sportelli autorizzati)). Travelcards can also be purchased via SBB Contact Center, advice and sales, 0848 44 66 88 (for calls from abroad: 0041 512 257 800) using a credit card. Any shipping costs arising can be invoiced.

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?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. 

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