Tickets for travel within Switzerland

Group tickets

If you’re planning a group trip within Switzerland, you have come to the right place.

Our BLS Travel Centres will be happy to organise all your transport for you, so making the arrangements is a breeze. Fill in the handy online form at least two working days before your group trip is due to start – and simply leave the rest to us. 

Travel for less as a group

Groups of ten people or more benefit from at least a 20% discount off the normal fare. What's more, every tenth person travels for free.

Passengers with the GA travelcard can be included in the group ticket and influence the minimum passenger numbers and amount of free travel. However, passengers with 1-day travelpasses for the Half-Fare travelcard, municipal 1-day travelpasses or seven25 travelcards and children travelling for free with a 1-day travelpass for children, Junior travelcard or Children's Co-travelcard and children up to the age of six are not included.

School rate: this rate is valid for groups of ten people or more when buying group tickets for schools, Y+S events, higher education institutions and universities for all journeys in the GA area of validity.

Good to know

  • When you buy a group ticket, we take into account the travel costs for an earlier exploratory tour for one person and the same route in full.
  • Travel without luggage. Use the organised luggage service.
  • We recommend that your travel group meets at the train station at least 15 minutes before departure. Take this opportunity to distribute the counterfoils if you receive these together with the group ticket.
  • Please be aware that groups may not travel on certain trains. The connections affected are marked on the timetable accordingly.

Book a group trip and reserve seats

Order your group ticket from us at least two working days before your trip is due to start and before 15.00 hours and we would be happy to reserve seats for you on trains, buses and boats free of charge.

We recommend reserving early for larger groups. Please not that we are unable to reserve seats on regional trains and that seats on certain special trains with a surcharge (e.g. Glacier Express) must be reserved earlier.

Book your group trip online, in person at the ticket counter or by phone at your local BLS Travel Centre.

Moving or cancelling your trip or changing the number of travellers

If you need to move or cancel your group trip, please contact your BLS Travel Centre by 11.00 hours the day before at the latest.

There is no additional charge for moving your group trip. If you cancel your trip, we will charge a fee of CHF 30.00 per request.

If the registered passengers are unable to travel at short notice, you may confirm the actual number of travellers free of charge at the train station up to 30 minutes before departure. Or contact the train crew during the outward and return journey if possible. We will refund the relevant costs after the journey or credit them to the account. To do this, we need the validated group ticket and the unused counterfoils. We will charge a fee of CHF 20.00 per request.

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