Public transport – children

  • In Switzerland, public transport is free for children aged 0 to 6.
  • Any child aged 6 to 16, with or without a residency permit, can buy a “carte Junior” (junior card) or a “carte Enfant accompagné” (accompanied child card) at the train station. You will need to bring a valid ID that shows the child’s date of birth. The card costs 30.- CHF per child aged 6 to 16 ans.
  • Children aged 6 to 16 ans who have a “carte Junior” or a “carte Enfant accompagné” and are travelling with one of their parents or an accompanying adult who has purchased a ticket can travel for free on CFF trains, and on TPG buses and trams.
  • Caution: if the child has a “carte Junior” but is not with one of his/her parents or if he/she has a “carte Enfant accompagné” but is not with an accompanying adult with a purchased ticket, the child has to purchase a half-price ticket.