As of December 9, 2018 some tariff regulation changes will become effective. The TNW will continue to have its own general tariff regulations (T651.0) for the specific TNW products. Within the effort of national harmonisation of tariff regulations, some regulations can only be found in the national tariff regulations T600 such as for bicycles, dogs, hand luggage etc. The key change for the TNW refer to bicycles, please see comments below.
The general tariff regulations (German) relate to all pricing within the TNW.
The U-Abo is only valid as a legal ticket as originally supplied (not laminated).
Transferable monthly and annual subscriptions cannot replaced. In the event of loss, they must be renewed as for a first-time buyer.
Lost or damaged personal, non-transferable monthly and yearly subscriptions can be replaced on payment of a CHF 30.00 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 in Heuwaage/Basel. Tel. 061 406 11 88 or 061 406 11 99
Replacement season tickets are also available at manned SBB stations.
Junior Card/Children's Carpool/Grandchild Card
Children up to the day before their 6th birthday travel free of charge accompanied by an adult. If not accompanied, a ticket at the reduced price is required. A maximum of eight children can travel free of charge per accompanying person. Children from 7 to 16 years of age travel for a reduced price. Inspectors are entitled to demand proof of age.
General Agreement (GA)
The GA entitles holders to travel free throughout the TNW area.
With the exception of the U-Abo, all TNW tickets are available at a reduced price for holders of a Halbtax subscription.
If you haven`t yet reached your 25th birthday and like to travel in the evening, then Gleis 7 is ideal. This means you have free travel from 7 pm until 5 am on the following day. In the TNW network,Track 7 is only valid on SBB routes.
Reduced price options are available for groups and school classes of 10 or more. In addition to cheaper group travel, every tenth person travels for free. Group tickets are available at the larger sales points/stations as well as many TNW ticket machines. 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.
Prams and strollers can be transported free of charge within TNW.
Wheelchairs can be transported free of charge within TNW.
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 card/children's travel card) 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 (shoulder height up to 30 cms), cats, rabbits, birds and household pets travel free of charge if they are carried as hand luggage in bags, 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 at the junior price is also valid.
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).
Tram and bus routes
The greater Basel area