Travelcards

Junior Travelcard and Children’s Co-Travelcard

Free travel for children accompanied by an adult

If you travel regularly with children on public transport, the Junior Travelcard or the Travelpass for Children at the incredible price of just CHF 30 is the perfect solution for you.

With the Travelpass for Children, a child aged from 6 to 16 can travel for a whole year in the company of a specific, designated adult (aged 16 or over) throughout Switzerland. The Junior Travelcard, meanwhile, enables children to explore Switzerland for a whole year together with either their mother or father.

Both cards offer a great way for children to use the public transport network and make their journeys comfortable and affordable.

Benefits

  • Free travel Children (6–16 years) travel free when accompanied by an adult

  • Attractive price CHF 30.00 per year and per accompanying person or parental couple

  • Family-friendly From the third child onwards, the Junior Travelcard is free

  • Practical If the accompanying person has a 1st class ticket, the child can travel with them in 1st class with no surcharge

Prices

Junior Travelcard                         CHF 30.00
Children's Co-Travelcard
CHF 30.00

Validity: 1 year from the date of issue or until the day before the child’s 16th birthday. Both cards can be purchased in the BLS travel centre or at any staffed railway ticket counter.

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Purchase & validity

Initial purchase 

You can purchase the Junior Travelcard and the Travelpass for Children as a parent or accompanying person at your BLS travel centre or at any staffed public transport ticket counter.

For the initial issue, we require a passport or another official identification document showing the date of birth for all persons. Please also bring a recent digital or analogue passport photo of the child. 

To obtain a free Junior Travelcard from your third child onwards, you must also show the two Junior Travelcards or SwissPasses of the other children.

For the Travelpass for Children, you need a separate card for each combination of child and accompanying person. The accompanying person can be anyone, but they must be at least 16 years old. An accompanying person may accompany a maximum of four children with valid Travelpasses for Children. For schools, institutions, clubs, companies, etc., the Travelpass for Children is not valid for group travel.

Renewal

If no adjustments are necessary, you can renew your Junior Travelcard and Travelpass for Children conveniently online with no login required. Six weeks before the expiry date, you will receive a reminder e-mail with a direct link to the renewal form on swisspass.ch. If you prefer to receive an SMS instead of an e-mail, you can change this at any time on swisspass.ch.

Alternatively, you can also renew the Junior Travelcard or Travelpass for Children in a BLS travel centre or at a ticket machine. Use the scan function to do so.

Range of validity

With the Junior Travelcard or Children's Co-Travelcard, your children travel with you free of charge or at reduced fares on BLS routes and most other Swiss railways, as well as on boats, post buses and local transport in towns and cities. The overview map shows you where exactly both cards are valid.

FAQ – frequently asked questions

Are the cards also valid for unaccompanied travel?

No. The Junior Travelcard and Children's Co-Travelcard are only valid with an accompanying person (aged 16 and over). The accompanying person must have a valid ticket with them for 1st or 2nd class. If a child wishes to travel alone, they must purchase a half-price route ticket or a children’s one-day travel card.

Do children get their own SwissPass?

Yes, the Junior Travelcard or Travelpass for Children is a personal subscription and is stored on the child’s SwissPass. The card can be used for five years and serves as a data carrier for various offerings such as ski passes or future public transport season tickets with which the child can also travel alone.

Is it also stored on the SwissPass of the accompanying person?

The Junior Travelcard and Travelpass for Children can also be stored on the SwissPass of parents or the accompanying person. For inspections, it is sufficient if just the accompanying person presents their SwissPass.

Is there a right of return?

No, Junior Travelcards and Travelpasses for Children cannot be exchanged or refunded.

 

You can find more information the Swiss transport companies tariff provisions here:

Kindersortiment
Day Pass Children from CHF 19.00

With the Children's Day Pass, children up to 16 years of age travel for one day within the GA area of validity.

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