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Public transport

A specific feature of Switzerland is its well-developed and affordable public transport system, which also offers integrated mobility options combining travel by train, car and cycle.
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) trains run at regular intervals, and timetabling is designed to ensure easy connections with other public transport services, such as buses, trams, suburban railways, and postal buses.
Regular users of public transport benefit from numerous fare reductions. For example, if you buy a Half-fare travel card (Halbtax-Abonnement), which costs CHF 175 per year, you can travel on all trains, postal buses and many urban transport systems for half the normal price.

With children by train

Children under six years of age travel free if they are accompanied by an adult. Between six and 16, with a Junior Travel Card (CHF 30 per year), they travel free if accompanied by their parents, and with a Grandchild Travel Card (also CHF 30 per year) they travel free in the company of their grandparents.

In Switzerland fare-dodging, on whatever the means of transport, is punished very high fines.
Railway Police emergency number 0800 117 117

In this section: timetables, tickets, rail/car combined travel, season tickets, travel cards and fare discounts

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