Cross-border tickets

Cross-border tickets are valid in Ticino and Lombardy for all modes of transport on the Arcobaleno integrated fare network (CTA) as well as on all Trenord regional and suburban trains. 

Cross-border tickets are valid in Ticino and Lombardy for all modes of transport on the Arcobaleno integrated fare network (CTA) as well as on all Trenord regional and suburban trains. 

The price of cross-border tickets is calculated by adding together the zone prices for Arcobaleno (or the Swiss section) and the Italian kilometre fare (for the section in Lombardy).

  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

The Arcobaleno integrated fare network offers different cross-border tickets depending on the mobility requirement:

  • Single journey, ADULTS
  • Single journey, HALF FARE TRAVELCARD
  • Single journey, YOUNG PERSONS UP TO 16 YEARS
  • Outward and return journeys, ADULTS
  • Outward and return journeys, HALF FARE TRAVELCARD
  • Outward and return journeys, YOUNG PERSONS UP TO 16 YEARS

All tickets are available for 1st and 2nd class and must be validated before starting the journey and shown at ticket checks upon request.

Fares (valid from 01.06.2019)

Tickets for single journeys have a limited period of validity in hours. Tickets for outward and return journeys have the same validity period as a Day Pass. You can travel within the zones purchased on the Arcobaleno integrated fare network (CTA) up to expiry of the validity period, as with a standard ticket. 

The price shown is for adult 2nd class one-way tickets, fares (valid from 01.06.2019)
Location Como via Chiasso Monza via Chiasso Milano via Chiasso Varese via Gaggiolo Gallarate via Gaggiolo Malpensa via Gaggiolo
Locarno 20.40 23.00 24.50 21.20 22.30 33.00
Bellinzona 18.00 20.60 22.10 18.80 19.90 30.60
Lugano 10.80 13.40 14.90 11.60 12.70 23.40
Mendrisio 3.70 6.30 7.80 6.80 7.90 18.60
Stabio 6.00 8.60 10.10 4.50 5.60 16.30
Chiasso 3.70 6.30 7.80 6.80 7.90 18.60

The price refers to single tickets for single journeys at the adult fare in 2nd class. 

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

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.

Can I pay for Arcobaleno tickets using Reka Cheques?

Yes, it is possible to purchase them with Reka Cheques.

Period of validity for Arcobaleno tickets.

Tickets from the integrated fare network are valid up to the next stop according to the timetable after expiry of the period of validity. With a ticket valid up to 4 hours, if it is not possible to reach the destination within this period according to the timetable (a direct journey without alighting), the ticket shall be valid up to the destination. In the event of delays or traffic disruption, the ticket is valid up to the destination beyond its validity period.

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