At the Station

From currency exchange counters to luggage lockers or free WiFi access, Switzerland’s train stations offer a variety of useful services.

Many railway stations offer rental services for bicycles, e-bikes and mountain bikes. With the “rent-a-bike” service, a bicycle can be rented and returned at some 200 rental stations (80 of which located at railway stations).

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Within Switzerland, bicycles can be handed over and collected at any railway station with a luggage counter. Bicycles handed over before 19.00h can be collected the day after the next from 09.00h onwards. It is important to check the individual opening hours of luggage counters. For groups of more than 10 persons, at least 5 days of advanced notification before departure is required.


Generally, the prices for bicycle transport are the same for individuals and for groups.

  • Bicycles/bicycle trailers or E-Bikes up to 25 kg CHF 18 (valid ticket required)
  • Special bicycles (tandems, recumbent bicycles, etc.) CHF 36

The price includes transport, transport insurance (maximum indemnity CHF 2,000 for common bicycles, CHF 4,000 for special bicycles), a protective covering, as well as loading, unloading and transfer from one train to another at the hands of trained railway staff.

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All Media and Trade information as well as images regarding individual bicycle transport services are available here.

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    Public transport is perfectly fit for cyclers and mountain bikers. There are a wealth of useful tips for the outward and return journey by public transport, plus information about practical services available on the train and at the railway station.

    Given Switzerland’s mountainous terrain and alpine passes closed to traffic during winter, the only connection from point A to point B is through a tunnel. Passengers stay in their vehicles during the journey. Here’s an overview on the most important connections.

    Car Transport Vereina railway tunnel

    • From Klosters Selfranga and Sagliains (Engadin)
    • Duration of passage through Vereina railway tunnel: 18 min

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    Car transport Lötschberg railway tunnel

    • From Kandersteg and Goppenstein
    • Duration of passage through Lötschberg railway tunnel: 15 min

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    Car transport Furka railway tunnel

    • From Oberwald and Realp
    • Duration of passage through Furka railway tunnel: 15 min

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    Roughly 130 Swiss railway stations offer exchange of more than 90 currencies into Swiss Francs – or vice versa. The exchange counters “SBB Change” have extended opening hours. Large railway stations even provide weekend services. In case the required currency is not in stock, it can be procured within a short time.

    Locations and opening hours of SBB Change

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    SBB provides free Internet access at no fewer than 80 railway stations throughout Switzerland.

    Thus, travellers can surf the Internet at the platform or check a few emails with their first cup of coffee and croissant. High Internet speed is provided and continually adapted to the clients’ needs. Very importantly, data privacy and security take top priority for SBB: Whoever logs into the free Internet at the station does not have to fear being swamped by ads or having their data forwarded to third parties.

    At a glance:

    • 60 minutes free Internet access per SBB station
    • Easy configuration
    • Once-only registration

    More information about SBB Free WiFi

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      Within Switzerland, bicycles can be taken along on many SBB trains and private railways as well as PostBuses (valid ticket required).

      The respective coaches and buses are marked with a cycle pictogram. In the SBB online timetable under “Advanced Search” the option “Carriage of bicycles required (Switzerland only)” can be selected, which shows all connections where individual bicycle transport is possible.

      On some train connections, individual bicycle transport is subject to reservation surcharge. From 21 March to 31 October, a reservation for bicycle transportation is required on all InterCity trains (IC) that travel through the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The reservation can be made at the station or via SBB mobile app or up to five minutes before departure. The reservation surcharge is CHF 5 per bike.

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      • Normal fare day ticket CHF 20, with Half Fare Card or Swiss Travel System ticket CHF 13
      • For children with a Junior Card accompanied by at least one parent with a valid ticket, bike transport is free of charge

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      In Switzerland, ticket counters at main railway stations do not just offer ticket sales or information – they are multifunctional.

      Guests with a ticket or pass from Swiss Travel System receive a 10-20% discount on RailAway combined offers. In addition, currency can easily be exchanged at the ticket counter or money wired abroad via Western Union.

      Further services at the SBB stations

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      Quick and convenient: The official Swiss timetable provides information about connections, fares and types of trains. It works for buses, boats as well as mountain railways.

      All connections can be looked up on the timetable or on the SBB mobile app. Personal information services are available at every railway counter in Switzerland.

      Timetable SBB