TNW – Tarifverbund Nordwestschweiz

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U-Abo Subscription

In order to make the price of the U-Abo season ticket particularly attractive, individual communities and the Canton of Basel-Land together subsidise the cost of the U-Abo for all taxpayers in the TNW area. With just the U-Abo you can travel anywhere in the entire network - similar to the general subscription (GA). How easy is that?

Note that the U-Abo is valid throughout the entire network 24/7. 

The annual U-Abo is particularly advantageous: just get yours and ride in comfort for the whole year. What’s more, you get two months free: subscribe for ten months and it’s yours for the entire 12. That’s not all: you get to choose when you want to start the date for your year’s travel

Adult U-Abo

The subscription is personal - issued in your name, which means it cannot be transferred to anyone else. It is only valid together with some other form of personal ID (identity card, passport, Half-Fare Card, SwissPass, U-Abo Card or TNW basic card). If you leave your U-Abo at home, you have ten days to produce it at any of our sales offices. All you pay is a CHF 5 processing fee and not the surcharge for travellers who don’t own a valid ticket, which is at least CHF 100. Should you lose your personal subscription, you can order a replacement, for which the processing fee is CHF 30

Transferable U-Abo

A transferable subscription is also available. It is issued in your name, but an ID isn’t required and this U-Abo can be loaned to anyone else. However: if you lose it, you cannot get a replacement substitute, and leaving it at home is considered as travelling without a valid ticket

Pensioner’s and disability season tickets

Pensioners’ and disability season tickets are only available for 2nd class travel. In order to qualify for either of these tickets, on first application you will need to bring confirmation of disability or eligibility for pension, as appropriate.

Young People’s U-Abo

People up to the age of 25 (but not including their 26th birthday) can save money with the Junior U-Abo. These U-abos are only available for 2nd class travel.


Answers to frequently asked questions can be found in the FAQ section.

More information on various purchasing and payment possibilities can be found under Purchasing a U-Abo.

An order form to be filled in and sent can be found here: Ordering a U-Abo (in German).

U-Abo costs (effective 11.12.2016)
Residence and tax domicile Monthly U-Abo Annual U-Abo
2nd Class 1st Class 2nd Class 1st Class
Adult (domicile in the TNW area) 80.00 154.00 800.00 1540.00
Adult (not domiciled in the TNW area) 105.00 179.00 1050.00 1790.00
Adult transferable (domicile in the TNW area) 100.00 188.00 1000.00 1880.00
Adult transferable (not domiciled in the TNW area) 125.00 213.00 1250.00 2130.00
Senior citizens (men: 65+, women: 64+) (domicile in the TNW area) 67.00 -- 670.00 --
25 or under (domicile in the TNW area) 53.00 -- 530.00 --
25 or under (not domiciled in the TNW area) 78.00 -- 780.00 --
All prices are in CHF, including VAT. Prices subject to change. "Domicile in the TNW” is anyone officially registered as a resident in a municipality within the collective TNW (north-west Switzerland) tariff zone.

Map of the network

Tram and bus routes
The greater Basel area

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