GA Monthly Travelcard
Travel throughout Switzerland for a month under the terms of a GA Travelcard
With the GA Monthly Travelcard, you get free travel on BLS trains, the SBB and most private railways, post bus and shipping lines, as well as municipal transport services.
The options are the GA Monthly Travelcard for Adults (aged 25 and over) and for Youth (aged 16 to 25) in both 1st and 2nd class. You do not need a half fare travelcard and the Monthly Travelcard is not automatically renewed. A switch to the GA Travelcard is worthwhile from the fifth month.
You can easily purchase the 1-month GA Travelcard online from the BLS webshop or via the BLS Mobil app. Your will need your customer number (000-000-000-0) for this. If you don’t have one of these already, an online identity check will be carried or at a staffed public transport ticket office. In this case, please bring your SwissPass with you. If you don’t have a SwissPass, please bring a recent analogue or digital passport photo and your passport or ID card.
Staffed ticket offices
Alternatively, you can also purchase the 1-month GA Travelcard at your BLS Travel Centre or at a staffed public transport ticket office. In this case, please bring your SwissPass with you. If you don’t have a SwissPass, please bring a recent analogue or digital passport photo and your passport or ID card.
Range of validity
With the 1-month GA Travelcard you travel without restriction on the routes of BLS and most other Swiss railways, on ships, in post buses and on urban local transport. However, there are some exceptions and restrictions, so we recommend to find out the exact range of validity before beginning your journey.
FAQ – Frequently asked questions
I don’t have a SwissPass yet. What can I do?
SwissPass, one card for everything
With the purchase of a travel card, you automatically receive the SwissPass. All you need is a valid ID card or passport and a recent passport photo. As a new customer, you can also now purchase your travelcard in the BLS-Webshop and confirm your identity online in just a few minutes without having to find a ticket office.
How soon will I receive my GA Travelcard?
If you already have a SwissPass, you can use your GA Travelcard from the first day of validity. Otherwise, the GA Travelcard on the SwissPass will be sent by post within approx. 10 days.
Kann ich meine GA-Monatskarte kündigen?
Nein. Da eine GA-Monatskarte nur einen Monat lang gültig ist und sich nicht automatisch verlängert, können Sie diese weder hinterlegen noch kündigen.
Is the GA Travelcard valid on mountain railways?
On purely tourist mountain railways such as the Jungfraujoch, the GA Travelcard is not usually valid and you pay a reduced or even the full fare. The GA Travelcard is usually valid for mountain railways that serve residential areas.
Is the GA Travelcard valid on boats?
With the GA Travelcard, you can travel by boat free of charge on most of Switzerland's large lakes.
Exceptions: Lake Greifen, Lake Lugano, Lac de Joux, Lac des Brenets, Lake Poschiavo, Lake Sils and Lake Walen.
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