The public transport system in Switzerland is greatly renowned for its efficiency and scenic journeys, and the Mobilis Day Pass takes it up a notch with its convenient and affordable way to travel within the canton of Vaud. The pass offers unlimited rides on trains, metros, buses, and trams within your chosen zone or zones. And the validity lasts until 5 AM the following day of your purchase, giving you ample time to explore.

In addition to providing a budget-friendly proposition, the Mobilis Day Pass allows you to skip the hassle of purchasing tickets every time and has the flexibility to perform extensive exploration across all the different zones of the entire Vaud region (140 zones in total). As a result, you will be able to enjoy peace of mind knowing that your transport facilities are covered, helping you to focus on the other aspects of your journey. Apart from the aforementioned advantages, the Mobilis Day Pass provides discounts for children aged between 6 and 16 years, as well as to holders of half-fare travelcards.

If you are an enthusiastic sightseer who is planning to travel effortlessly between Vaud’s historical sites, beautiful towns, and hidden trails, then our comprehensive guide can help you purchase the Mobilis Day Pass in the easiest possible manner.

What are the Types of Tickets on Offer

Before you decide to make the first purchase for your Mobilis Day Pass, keep in mind that you can buy the pass up to two months in advance, and the purchase can be done either online (through official channels) or via ticket machines or ticket counters. It is also available in multipacks, containing six-day passes that are to be stamped with each use. And if you purchase a day pass for 15 zones or more, then you will automatically become eligible to travel freely in 140 Mobilis zones.

The price for Mobilis Day Pass tickets starts at 16 CHF (Swiss Franc) for 1st class in one zone and goes up to 98 CHF for all zones. However, the reduced price for tickets, especially for children aged between 6 and 16 years, starts at 11.20 CHF for one zone and goes up to 49 CHF for all zones.

Talking about 2nd class tickets, the price starts at 9.20 CHF for one zone and goes up to 57.60 CHF for all zones. Additionally, the reduced fare tickets start at 6.90 CHF and go up to 28.80 CHF. Also, children aged below 6 years can travel for free (both for 1st and 2nd classes).

How to Buy the Pass Online or Offline

The Mobilis Day Pass can be purchased either through online channels, preferably via SBB (Swiss Federal Railways), or through a number of offline sales counters. Steps for each of the processes have been conveniently provided below for you to follow.

Purchasing Online

  1. The primary step involves visiting the official SBB website. Alternatively, you can download the SBB app on your smartphone.
  2. You will be required to first state your travel route by selecting your ‘Departure’ and ‘Arrival’ locations. Once you do that, the online portal will showcase the recommended travel options.
  3. Select your preferred travel option, and then proceed to purchase your ticket.
  4. Ensure that you select ‘Return Journey’ (which constitutes ‘Day Pass’), and then choose the type of class you want (1st or 2nd class). Additionally, you will have the option to sign in to your Swiss Pass account for purchasing or continue as a guest.
  5. In the next step, you will be required to enter the details of the passenger(s) along with their date of birth, discount details, and any accompanying third-party (dogs or bikes). Also, do not forget to provide your preferred email address, to which the tickets will be delivered.
  6. Lastly, you will be asked to complete the transaction by paying for your ticket online, either through your debit or credit card, or via Google Pay or Apple Pay.

After successful payment, the tickets will be delivered to your stated email address, which will only need to be validated using ticket machines before starting your journey.

Purchasing Through Sales Outlets

  1. Start your journey by first heading over to the official website here.
  2. On the landing page, scroll down till you reach the ‘Sales Counters And Information’ section. Details of each authorized sales outlet will be provided to you.
  3. Select your preferred sales outlet and then click on ‘Filter on Map’, which will showcase the sales outlet locations of that company on the given map below.
  4. Once you have found your preferred location, proceed to note down the address of the outlet as well as its telephone number. After that, head over to the designated address. Also, you can even give it a call before you leave so that you may know its operating hours.
  5. At the store, purchase your desired Mobilis Day Pass ticket by stating your zone and class preferences, including details of the passengers and the date and time of travel.
  6. Finally, proceed to pay the requisite amount for the ticket and collect it on the spot. Now, all you have to do is validate your ticket before you start your journey.

For any additional queries or assistance, you can get in touch with Mobilis customer support via the online contact form. Assistance can also be obtained by contacting the SBB contact center via phone at 0848 44 66 88.

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Last Update: June 26, 2024