There are two different tariff regulations in the TNW area.
Verbundtarif Nordwestschweiz tariff regulations (Tariff T651.0 - available only in German)
The Verbundtarif Nordwestschweiz (T651.0) contains the association-specific regulations.
National tariff regulations (T600 - available only in German)
As part of national cooperation and standardization, there are harmonized ancillary tariff regulations that apply throughout Switzerland for direct transport and all associations (tariff T600 - available only in German). The T600 regulates the following topics, for example: Hand luggage, self-loading of bicycles or similar driving devices, animals, groups, regulations for passengers with disabilities, military, passengers without a valid ticket / misuse, forgery, etc.
Below you will find some important regulations in brief. For more details, please refer to the fare regulations, available as PDF. We recommend you to search in the PDF of the fare regulations with the command "search on page" for the required keyword, such as bicycle, dogs etc. to find the corresponding text a little faster.
The U-Abo (Freizeit) Subscription is only valid as a legal ticket as originally supplied (not laminated).
Transferable monthly and annual subscriptions cannot be replaced. In the event of loss, they must be renewed as for a first-time buyer.
Lost or damaged personal, non-transferable monthly and annual subscriptions can be replaced on payment of a CHF 30 fee.
Residents of canton of Basel-Stadt should contact the BVB Customer Centre on Barfüsserplatz. Tel. 061 685 14 14.
Residents of the cantons of Basel-Landschaft, Aargau and Solothurn should contact the BLT sales office on Heuwaage/Basel. Tel. 061 406 11 11 or 061 406 11 99.
Replacement season tickets are also available at manned SBB stations.
Junior Travelcard/Children's Co-Travelcard
With the Junior Travelcard/Children's Co-Travelcard (Junior-Karte/Kinder-Mitfahrkarte), children between the ages of 6 and 16 travel free of charge when accompanied by a parent with a Junior Travelcard or by the holder of the Children's Co-Travelcard (adjanct regions in foreign countries are not part of the TNW network area). The adult must have a valid ticket (TNW Single Ticket, Multi-use Ticket, Day Ticket, U-Abo (Freizeit - valid only during the appropriate times) Subscription or GA Travelcard). The Junior Travelcard/Children's Co-Travelcard can be purchased at SBB ticket counters and costs CHF 30 per child (please bring your child's passport or an official photographic ID).
Children up to the age of 6 can travel free of charge in the public transportaion throughout Switzerland. The reduced price must be paid for children from the age of 6 to the age of 16.
The GA Travelcard entitles holders to travel free throughout the Swiss part of the TNW network.
As of 1.6.2021, GA Travelcard holders do not need a connecting ticket for the DistriBus area in France of the Saint-Louis Agglomération (SLA) - including BVB Tram 3 - during the two-year trial period.
Half Fare Travelcard
With the exception of the U-Abo (Freizeit) Subscription, all TNW tickets are available at a reduced price for holders of a Half Fare Travelcard (Halbtax). Excluded are the cross-border offers (you can find a separate tariff at triregio for Half Tax Travelcard).
The seven25 Travelcard is a subscription for children and young people up to the age of 25, which has the same scope as the GA Travelcard from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. of the following day. The seven25 Travelcard is valid on all lines in the TNW area. Further information can be found at www.sbb.ch/seven25.
Reduced price options are available for groups of 10 or more. A requirement from all the transport companies is advance pre-registration. Sales offices will be glad to help you plan your trip.
The Basel City-Tickets obtained from stations outside the TNW area are only valid in the TNW zone 10: Basel, Riehen, Bettingen, Allschwil, Binningen, Bottmingen, Schönenbuch, Münchenstein, Muttenz and Birsfelden.
Rules covering the carriage of bicycles, prams/strollers and wheelchairs are determined by the individual transport companies. The chauffeur's instructions must be followed.
Prams and strollers can be transported free of charge within TNW.
Wheelchairs are transported free of charge within the TNW area provided that the user travels with them and safety is ensured.
The transport of bicycles brought on by passengers is possible provided space is available. For all transport companies such transport is generally only available outside rush-hour times and again, only when there is sufficient space. Payment for bike transport is at the reduced 2nd class price. Family benefit tickets (Junior Travelcard/Children's Co-Travelcard) also apply to bicycles.
Dogs and small animals
In principle, a reduced price 2nd class ticket is required for the transport of dogs. Small dogs and other animals (shoulder height up to 30 cms) travel free of charge if they are carried in cages, baskets or other suitable containers. If these animals are taken out of their containers during transport, a reduced 2nd class ticket needs to be bought for each animal. For dogs with a shoulder height of more than 30 cms, a U-Abo subscription for dogs can be purchased for one month or one year.
Fine for travelling without a valid ticket
Passengers without a valid ticket will be fined 100 francs. In the case of repetition this amount will be increased (Verbundtarif Nordwestschweiz 651.0).