Since 1 June 2009, the so-called zone fare has been valid throughout the entire area of the fare network. Since then, travellers no longer buy tickets from place to place, but rather the zones travelled through between and including the place of departure and destination. Within the zones, the ticket is valid on train and bus.
The OSTWIND fare network is one of the largest fare networks in Switzerland in terms of area. It offers a simple zone fare system for journeys in the March (part of the canton of Schwyz; zones 997, 998, 999) and in the cantons of St.Gallen, Thurgau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Appenzell Innerrhoden, Glarus, Schaffhausen and the Principality of Liechtenstein. With an OSTWIND ticket, you can travel with all public transport within the selected zones and validity period - wherever you want and as often as you want.
In the OSTWIND area, 29 transport companies with a route network of around 4,000 km are united under a common pricing system. The OSTWIND fare network is managed by an independent office.
Click through our website for detailed information on our services or find out a small selection of interesting facts about the OSTWIND fare network:
- Free choice of train and bus, as often and as much as you like
You can use the entire range of rail and bus services as often as you like within the zones purchased and the validity period of the ticket.
The single ticket is the ideal ticket for occasional single trips. When you buy a multi-trip ticket with 6 single tickets for validation, you save 8%.
The day pass is the ideal ticket for return trips on the same route. 6 day passes are available on a multi-day pass with an 8% discount.
Groups of 10 or more benefit from the special group rate.
For commuters, pupils and students as well as active senior citizens who frequently travel within the same zones, the monthly and annual season tickets are the cheap and easy solution. With the annual season ticket you travel for 12 months for the price of 9 monthly season tickets.
- Half-fare travelcard valid
With the half-fare travelcard, you benefit from discounts on single tickets, multi-ride tickets, day passes, multi-day passes and group tickets of the OSTWIND fare network, but not on monthly and annual travelcards.
- Children travel free of charge with the Junior and Children's travelpasses.
Children under the age of six travel free of charge. Children between the ages of 6 and 16 travel at a reduced price. The Junior and Children's travelpass is recognised in combination with a valid OSTWIND ticket.