Do you travel throughout Switzerland for business? Find out more about the different types of GA Travelcard here.
Enjoy unlimited travel throughout Switzerland with the GA Travelcard. Simply hop on the next train with your GA Travelcard and pay just 15.4 centimes for each kilometre travelled (compared to approx. 65 centimes per kilometre by car).
During the period that your GA Travelcard is valid, you can enjoy unlimited travel on SBB routes and most private railways across Switzerland – for both personal and business travel. The GA Travelcard is also valid on Postbuses, boats and local public transport services such as trams and buses in most cities and urban areas.
Your GA Travelcard comes on the practical SwissPass. The SwissPass is now your key to mobility.
When you purchase a GA Travelcard, you take out an indefinite contract. The advantage of this is that your travelcard will be automatically renewed once the validity period of one year is over. Your SwissPass card is valid for several years and your travelcard is automatically renewed on the same card.
Minimum contract term.
All GA Travelcards have a minimum contract term of six months. You can decide whether you would like your travelcard to remain valid past this point, or whether you would like to cancel it at the end of the travelcard month – subject to the one-month notice period for cancellation.
We will remind the person who ordered the travelcard and the finance manager at the company about the cancellation deadline well ahead of the automatic travelcard renewal.
Cancellation at the end of the travelcard year.
The cancellation deadline is one month before the end of the current travelcard year. This gives you enough time to ask the finance or contract manager to cancel your GA Travelcard. The person who is responsible for invoicing or contracts at the company can cancel the travelcard at any time in SBB Businessmanager under ‘Travelcards’.
Cancellation during the travelcard validity period.
Travelcards that are currently valid can be cancelled using the refund form once the six-month minimum contract term is over. You can then cancel your GA Travelcard at any time. The cancellation will come into effect at the end of the following month. The notice period for cancellation is one month.
Go to the GA Travelcard refund form
You will receive confirmation of the cancellation and information about the last day of validity for your travelcard.
If you don’t yet have a SwissPass card, you will be sent one by post within around 10 days. If your travelcard is set to be valid before these 10 days, you can use a temporary SwissPass for your upcoming travels. This will be sent to you by e-mail together with the purchase receipt.
If you already hold a SwissPass card, your new travelcard will be loaded directly onto your card.
If you have lost or forgotten your GA Travelcard, we offer the following solutions:
If you have left your GA Travelcard at home or at work, we can issue you a temporary card that is valid for two days for a fee of CHF 5 at any ticket counter.
If you have lost your GA Travelcard or the card is damaged, you can order a replacement card online. You first need to enter your customer number XXX-XXX-XXX-X and your post code. You then pay the replacement fee of CHF 30 using your usual payment method. Alternatively, you can purchase the replacement card at a staffed counter. Please note that the replacement card must be paid for privately and cannot be charged to the company contract.
You can also enjoy a range of other discounts and offers with your GA Travelcard.
Benefit from free currency exchange at SBB Change, as well as discounts on car hire and travel to other European countries with the GA Travelcard.
You can also purchase a discounted class upgrade for a 2nd class GA Travelcard and travel in the special comfort of 1st class.
The advantages for you.
2nd class GA Travelcard
1st class GA Travelcard
Access to the lounges of the Railteam partners
Discounted car hire across the Railteam network
Free currency exchange at SBB Change
15% discount on travel to Germany and Austria
Cheaper route-specific class upgrade
Discounted RailAway offers
Discounted bike hire offers
15% discount with Europcar in Switzerland
15% discount with Europcar.
Your GA Travelcard entitles you to a 15% discount when you hire passenger cars or utility vehicles from Europcar in Switzerland.
Discounts on day trips with RailAway.
You will receive a discount on RailAway combined offers with your GA Travelcard. If you show your GA Travelcard at the ticket counter, you will be given a voucher for the discount, which you simply show at the ticket counter or till of the appropriate service provider. GA Travelcard discounts are only guaranteed if specifically stated by RailAway.
At least 15% lower fares to Germany, Austria and France.
If you have a GA Travelcard and purchase your ticket in Switzerland, you will receive a 15% discount on the non-Swiss section of the route. And if you book your journey for the weekend and at least three days in advance, you will receive an additional discount of 15% on a return supersaver ticket on the non-Swiss section of the route for your journey to Germany or Austria (this also applies to return supersaver tickets for the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Denmark). You will receive up to 20% off the flexible fares for travel to France with TGV Lyria.
Access to the lounges of the Railteam partners (GA Travelcard in 1st class).
Your GA Travelcard in 1st class along with a valid international ticket gives you access to some Railteam lounges with free beverages, WLAN and a separate rail counter. Access is valid only on the day of travel (specified by the travel date on the ticket).