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What is OSTWIND?

Since 1st June 2009, the so-called zone fare has been valid in the entire area of the fare network. Since then, travellers no longer buy tickets from place to place, but instead for the zones between and including the departure and destination points. Within the zones, the ticket is valid on trains and buses.

OSTWIND fare network is the largest fare network in Switzerland in terms of its covered area. It offers a simple zone fare system for trips in March (part of Canton Schwyz; zones 997, 998, 999) and in the cantons of St.Gallen, Thurgau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Appenzell Inner-rhoden, Glarus, Schaffhausen and Principality of Liechtenstein. With an OSTWIND ticket you can travel within the selected zones and the validi-ty period with all public transport - wherever and as often as you like.

In the OSTWIND area, 31 transport companies with a route network of around 4,000 km are united under a common price system. An inde-pendent office administers the OSTWIND fare network.

Browse through our website to get detailed information about our offer or find out here a small selection of interesting facts about the OSTWIND fare network:

  • Free choice with train and bus, as often and how many times you want.
    Within the chosen zones and the validity period of the ticket you can use the entire offer of train and bus lines as often as you like. 
  • Single trips
    The single ticket is the ideal ticket for occasional single trips. You save 8% when buying a multi-trip ticket with 6 single tickets for stamping.
  • Return trips
    The day pass is the ideal ticket for return trips via the same route. 6 day passes are available on a multi-day pass with 8% discount.
  • Groups
    Groups of 10 or more persons benefit from the group rate with a 20% discount.
  • Commuter rides
    For commuters, pupils and students as well as for active seniors, who often move within the same zones, the monthly and annual subscriptions are the cheap and simple solution. With the annual subscription you travel 12 months for the price of 9 monthly sub-scriptions.
  • Half Fare applicable
    With the Half Fare card you benefit from discounts when purchas-ing single tickets, multi-trip tickets, day passes, multi-day passes and group tickets from the OSTWIND fare network, but not for monthly and annual subscriptions.
  • Children travel free of charge with the junior and children's ticket
    Children under the age of six travel free when accompanied by an adult (max. eight children per accompanying person). Children from 6 to 16 years travel at a reduced price. The junior and children's take-along ticket is accepted in combination with a valid OSTWIND ticket.