Travelling with children
A relaxing journey
It makes us happy to see a family travelling together on our services. The following information will provide you with an overview of the relevant tickets and the best options for prams and pushchairs on public transport.
Tickets for families
Travelling with pushchairs
We are working on providing you with step-free access to our trains, buses and boats.
At the station and on the train
By 2025, we are aiming to ensure that all our stations feature wide and raised platforms (for level boarding and exiting of low-floor trains), ramps, or large lifts. Until then, you can rely on help from our staff and from fellow passengers. The majority of BLS trains have at least one low-floor access point. Look out for the wheelchair symbol on the doors. The newer types of trains include what are termed multi-function areas with sufficient space for your pushchair, which can be placed directly next to your seat. On our RegioExpress trains, our conductors will show you the best place for your pushchair.
At the bus stop and on the bus
All of our buses in the Emmental region have an automatic lowering mechanism. Look for the doors featuring a wheelchair symbol. There you will also find a platform offering space for pushchairs. You can then simply settle down on the fold-down seats.
At the boat landing stage and on the boat
Our staff will be happy to help you with boarding and exiting via the boat landing stage. Ideally, pushchairs should be stored in the entrance area as soon as you board.
Travelling with your bicycle
If you wish to travel with your bicycle (taking it on board yourself), you will need a ticket. However, children’s bikes or similar items can be transported free of charge provided the child concerned is under six.