Adding zones

The zone upgrade is the most convenient solution for anyone who sometimes travels outside the area of validity of their travelcard.

When you travel outside the area of validity of your ticket or travelcard but within the borders of the Arcobaleno integrated fare network, you have to purchase a zone upgrade for the additional zones.

Example: a person with a ticket or travelcard for zones 10 and 11, who wants to travel from Lugano to Bellinzona, must purchase a zone upgrade for 3 zones (120, 200 and 210) irrespective of the mode of transport. 

  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, cableways 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

For use within the selected period of validity, the zone upgrade can only be purchased in combination with the following tickets:

  • Arcobaleno travelcard 
  • Multiple-journey ticket
  • Day Pass 
  • Multiple Day Pass

 

Adding zones: fares (valid from 01.06.2019)
Zones Validity in hours Full fare Reduced fare
    2a cl. 1a cl. 2a cl. 1a cl.
1 zone 2 2.30 4.00 2.00 3.60
2 zones 2 4.60 8.00 2.30 4.00
3 zones 2 7.00 12.00 3.50 6.00
4 zones 2 9.40 16.20 4.70 8.10
5 zones 2 11.80 20.20 5.90 10.10
6 zones 2 14.20 24.40 7.10 12.20
7 zones 3 16.60 28.40 8.30 14.20

I dati espressi sono da considerarsi in CHF.

Piano zone biglietti 2021

Scopri tutti i dettagli relativi al piano zone/biglietti scaricando il pdf dedicato.

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. 

 

 

Multi-class upgrade

With this ticket you can buy 6 class-upgrade tickets for the price of 5.

 

Frequent questions

I am retired. Am I entitled to a reduction?

The Arcobaleno integrated fare network does not provide reductions for recipients of AHV pensions. Enquire with your municipality with regard to the granting of benefits. 

I receive an IV pension. Am I entitled to a reduction?

The Arcobaleno integrated fare network does not provide reductions for recipients of IV pensions. Enquire with your municipality with regard to the granting of benefits.

Do the military travel free of charge?

Holding a travel warrant while wearing uniform, or proof of authorisation to travel in civil clothing gives entitlement to travel at a reduced price on all routes on the integrated fare network. Dependents of members of the Swiss Army in uniform or with the relevant authorisation receive single tickets, Day Passes and multiple-journey tickets at the reduced price. Military dogs do not require a ticket, provided they are included on the travel warrant. 

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