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General pricing information

A brief guide to pricing tariffs

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 Subscription, and in the event of loss

The U-Abo 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)/Oberwil. Tel. 061 406 11 11 or 061 406 11 99.
  • Replacement season tickets are also available at manned SBB stations.

Validity of other tickets

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 (15.99 years) 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 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 (5.99 years) 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 (15.99 years).

GA Travelcard
The GA Travelcard entitles holders to travel free throughout the Swiss part of the TNW network, the Distribus area in France of the Saint-Louis Agglomération (SLA) - including BVB Tram 3.

Half Fare Travelcard
With the exception of the U-Abo 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).

GA Night Travelcard
The GA Night Travelcard is a subscription for children and young people up to the age of 25 (24.99 years), which has the same scope as the GA Travelcard from 7 p.m. to close of operations and on weekends until 7.00 o'clock this means inclding the first morning connection. The GA Night Travelcard is valid on all lines in the TNW area.

Half Fare Travelcard PLUS
The credit from the Half Fare Travelcard PLUS can be used to purchase one-way tickets and Day Passes. Purchases can only be made via SBB's digital sales channels (, SBB mobile).

Friends Day Pass for youth
With the Friends day ticket, up to 4 young people can travel together for one day on the GA route network, i.e. also in the TNW network area.

Tandem Day Pass
For CHF 20, holders of the GA Youth travelcard can take one person under the age of 25 (24.99 years) with them on the GA travelcard network, i.e. also in the TNW network area.

Group tickets
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.

Prams/strollers, wheelchairs, bicycles and dogs

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 if the user travels in them.

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. The reduced 2nd class fare must always be paid for the bicycle. Bicycles of children up to 6 (5.99) years of age are transported free of charge. Children (up to 15.99 years) accompanied by an adult may transport their bike free of charge.

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.

Further information

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).