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Car train Simplon: Brig–Iselle di Trasquera (l).

Car train Simplon: Brig–Iselle di Trasquera (l).

Sit back and let us drive you through the Simplon tunnel.

You've hardly had time to put your vehicle on the Brig–Iselle di Trasquera (I) car-carrying train and you’re getting off on the other side of the Simplon just 20 minutes later.

The advantages:

  • You can rest or have a snack
  • You save time
  • You avoid bad weather and traffic problems
  • You save petrol

Timetables

Train ride through the Simplon in 20 minutes.

There is a car-carrying train connection every 90 minutes (Mo-Fr 12.12.2016–3.3.2017: every 120 minutes) between Brig and Iselle di Trasquera (I) or vice-versa.

Plan your journey to reflect loading times, departure times and average car train occupancy.

Additional car trains.

Due to heavy rail traffic on the route and the nature of the car trains' timetable, we regret that it is not possible for us to offer additional trains for public holidays and the holiday period.

Loading times.

Please make sure that your vehicle is ready for loading at the following times before departure:

 BrigIselle di Trasquera (I)
Cars, delivery vehicles,
caravans, camping-cars
3 mins5 mins
Motorcycles, bicycles10 mins10 mins
   

Please note.

  • Reservation is not possible.
  • There is no guarantee of transport.
  • Driver and passengers remain in their vehicle and travel for free.

Timetables and loading times are subject to change.

Timetable from 13.12.2015 until 10.12.2016 from Brig.

Duration of journey: 20 minutes

 Operating days/RemarksTraffic loads Monday-ThursdayTraffic loads FridayTraffic loads SaturdayTraffic loads Sunday
05.31
Monday-Friday except 28.3, 1.8.16.

Operates also on the mentioned days below this timetable.
07.01
Daily
08.31
Daily
10.01
Daily
11.31
Daily
13.01
Daily
14.31
Daily
16.01
Daily
17.31
Daily
19.01
Daily
20.31
Daily
22.01
Daily
      

The train departing Brig at 05:31 will also run on the following days:

The train departing Brig at 05:31 will also run on the following days:
March 2016:
19, 25, 26, 27;
April 2016:
2, 3, 9, 10;
May 2016:
5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 28, 29;
June 2016:
25, 26;
July 2016:
3, 10, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31;
August 2016:
6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28;
September 2016:
17, 18, 25;
October 2016:
1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30;
November 2016:
5, 6.
  

Traffic loads:

Average traffic loads outside public holidays and holiday periods; reliability not guaranteed:

: Average load, places available

: Significant load, places available, please arrive at the loading station in adequate time

: Heavy load, few places available, choose a different service if possible

: Does not run

Remarks:
All car train services may be subject to delays if traffic is heavy or if extra trains are operating. Thank you for your understanding.

Timetable from 13.12.2015 until 10.12.2016 from Iselle di Trasquera (I).

Duration of journey: 20 minutes

 Operating days/RemarksTraffic loads Monday-ThursdayTraffic loads FridayTraffic loads SaturdayTraffic loads Sunday
06.08Monday-Friday except 28.3, 1.8.16.

Operates also on the mentioned days below this timetable.
07.38Daily
09.08Daily
10.38Daily
12.08Daily
13.38Daily
15.08Daily
16.38Daily
18.08Daily
19.38Daily
21.08Daily
22.33Daily
      

The train departing Iselle di Trasquera (I) at 06:08 will also run on the following days:

The train departing Iselle di Trasquera (I) at 06:08 will also run on the following days:
March 2016:
19, 25, 26, 27;
April 2016:
2, 3, 9, 10;
May 2016:
5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 28, 29;
June 2016:
25, 26;
July 2016:
3, 10, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31;
August 2016:
6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28;
September 2016:
17, 18, 25;
October 2016:
1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30;
November 2016:
5, 6.
  

Traffic loads:

Average traffic loads outside public holidays and holiday periods; reliability not guaranteed:

: Average load, places available

: Significant load, places available, please arrive at the loading station in adequate time

: Heavy load, few places available, choose a different service if possible

: Does not run

Remarks:
All car train services may be subject to delays if traffic is heavy or if extra trains are operating. Thank you for your understanding.

     

Timetable Mo–Fr from 11.12.2016 until 3.3.2017 from Brig.

 Operating days/ RemarksTraffic loads Monday-ThursdayTraffic loads FridayTraffic loads SaturdayTraffic loads Sunday

05.29

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

07.29

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

09.29

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

11.29

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

13.29

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

15.29

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

17.29

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

19.29

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

21.29

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17
      

Traffic loads:

Average traffic loads outside public holidays and holiday periods; reliability not guaranteed:

: Average load, places available

: Significant load, places available, please arrive at the loading station in adequate time

: Heavy load, few places available, choose a different service if possible

: Does not run

Remarks:
All car train services may be subject to delays if traffic is heavy or if extra trains are operating. Thank you for your understanding.

Timetable Sa–Su from 11.12.2016 until 3.3.2017 from Brig.

Duration of journey: 20 minutes

 Operating days/ RemarksTraffic loads Monday-ThursdayTraffic loads FridayTraffic loads SaturdayTraffic loads Sunday

06.59

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

08.29

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

09.59

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

11.29

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

12.59

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

14.29

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

15.59

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

17.29

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

18.59

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

20.29

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

21.59

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

      

Traffic loads:

Average traffic loads outside public holidays and holiday periods; reliability not guaranteed:

: Average load, places available

: Significant load, places available, please arrive at the loading station in adequate time

: Heavy load, few places available, choose a different service if possible

: Does not run

Remarks:
All car train services may be subject to delays if traffic is heavy or if extra trains are operating. Thank you for your understanding.

Timetable from 4.3.2017 until 10.6.2017 from Brig.

Duration of journey: 20 minutes

 Operating days/ RemarksTraffic loads Monday-ThursdayTraffic loads FridayTraffic loads SaturdayTraffic loads Sunday

05.29

Monday-Friday except 14, 17.4, 25.5, 5.6.17

06.59

Daily

08.29

Daily

09.59

Daily

11.29

Daily

12.59

Daily

14.29

Daily

15.59

Daily

17.29

Daily

18.59

Daily

20.29

Daily

21.59

Daily

      

Traffic loads:

Average traffic loads outside public holidays and holiday periods; reliability not guaranteed:

: Average load, places available

: Significant load, places available, please arrive at the loading station in adequate time

: Heavy load, few places available, choose a different service if possible

: Does not run

Remarks:
All car train services may be subject to delays if traffic is heavy or if extra trains are operating. Thank you for your understanding.

Timetable from 11.6.2017 until 19.12.2017 from Brig.

Duration of journey: 20 minutes

 Operating days/ RemarksTraffic loads Monday-ThursdayTraffic loads FridayTraffic loads SaturdayTraffic loads Sunday

05.29

Monday-Friday except 1.8.17

06.59

Daily

08.29

Daily

09.59

Daily

11.29

Daily

12.59

Daily

14.29

Daily

15.59

Daily

17.29

Daily

18.59

Daily

20.29

Daily

21.59

Daily

      

Traffic loads:

Average traffic loads outside public holidays and holiday periods; reliability not guaranteed:

: Average load, places available

: Significant load, places available, please arrive at the loading station in adequate time

: Heavy load, few places available, choose a different service if possible

: Does not run

Remarks:
All car train services may be subject to delays if traffic is heavy or if extra trains are operating. Thank you for your understanding.

     

Timetable Mo–Fr from 11.12.2016 until 3.3.2017 from Iselle di

Trasquera (I).

Duration of journey: 20 minutes

 Operating days/ RemarksTraffic loads Monday-ThursdayTraffic loads FridayTraffic loads SaturdayTraffic loads Sunday

06.06

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

08.17

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

10.17

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

12.17

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

14.17

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

16.17

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

18.17

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

20.17

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17

22.17

Monday-Friday except 26.12.16, 2.1.17
      

Traffic loads:

Average traffic loads outside public holidays and holiday periods; reliability not guaranteed:

: Average load, places available

: Significant load, places available, please arrive at the loading station in adequate time

: Heavy load, few places available, choose a different service if possible

: Does not run

Remarks:
All car train services may be subject to delays if traffic is heavy or if extra trains are operating. Thank you for your understanding.

Timetable Sa–Su from 11.12.2016 until 3.3.2017 from Iselle di

Trasquera (I).

Duration of journey: 20 minutes

 Operating days/ RemarksTraffic loads Monday-ThursdayTraffic loads FridayTraffic loads SaturdayTraffic loads Sunday

07.36

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

09.06

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

10.36

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

12.06

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

13.36

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

15.06

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

16.36

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

18.06

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

19.36

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

21.06

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

22.31

Saturday-Sunday and 26.12.16, 2.1.17

      

Traffic loads:

Average traffic loads outside public holidays and holiday periods; reliability not guaranteed:

: Average load, places available

: Significant load, places available, please arrive at the loading station in adequate time

: Heavy load, few places available, choose a different service if possible

: Does not run

Remarks:
All car train services may be subject to delays if traffic is heavy or if extra trains are operating. Thank you for your understanding.

Timetable from 4.3.2017 until 10.6.2017 from Iselle di Trasquera (I).

Duration of journey: 20 minutes

 Operating days/ RemarksTraffic loads Monday-ThursdayTraffic loads FridayTraffic loads SaturdayTraffic loads Sunday

06.06

Monday-Friday except 14, 17.4, 25.5, 5.6.17

07.36

Daily

09.06

Daily

10.36

Daily

12.06

Daily

13.36

Daily

15.06

Daily

16.36

Daily

18.06

Daily

19.36

Daily

21.06

Daily

22.31

Daily

      

Traffic loads:

Average traffic loads outside public holidays and holiday periods; reliability not guaranteed:

: Average load, places available

: Significant load, places available, please arrive at the loading station in adequate time

: Heavy load, few places available, choose a different service if possible

: Does not run

Remarks:
All car train services may be subject to delays if traffic is heavy or if extra trains are operating. Thank you for your understanding.

Timetable from 11.6.2017 until 19.12.2017 from Iselle di Trasquera (I).

Duration of journey: 20 minutes

 Operating days/ RemarksTraffic loads Monday-ThursdayTraffic loads FridayTraffic loads SaturdayTraffic loads Sunday

06.04

Monday-Friday except 1.8.17

07.36

Daily

09.08

Daily

10.36

Daily

12.06

Daily

13.36

Daily

15.08

Daily

16.36

Daily

18.04

Daily

19.36

Daily

21.06

Daily

22.31

Daily

      

Traffic loads:

Average traffic loads outside public holidays and holiday periods; reliability not guaranteed:

: Average load, places available

: Significant load, places available, please arrive at the loading station in adequate time

: Heavy load, few places available, choose a different service if possible

: Does not run

Remarks:
All car train services may be subject to delays if traffic is heavy or if extra trains are operating. Thank you for your understanding.

Loading profile

Loading profile.

  • Vehicles with a width of up to 2.5 metres may be loaded
  • The specifications may not be exceeded
  • Buses, HGVs and vans weighing over 3.5 tonnes may not be loaded.
Loading profile for Brig–Iselle (I) car-carrying trains

Subject to change.

Prices

Tickets for single journeys.

A single ticket entitles you to travel from Brig to Iselle di Trasquera (I) or from Iselle di Trasquera (I) to Brig.

Vehicle type
 Single ticketFor comparison:
price of journey with a
25-point ticket
For comparison:
price of journey with a
50-point ticket
Passenger car with up to 9 seats and weighing up to 3.5 t
Delivery vehicle, empty up to 3.5 t
Motorcycle with side car

 

 

CHF 22.–CHF 17.–
CHF 15.–
Caravan and camping-car up to 3.5 t 

 

 

CHF 22.–CHF 17.–CHF 15.–
Trailer, large, between 0.75 and 3.5 t

 

CHF 22.–CHF 17.–
CHF 15.–
Trailer, small, up to 0.75 t 

 

CHF 15.–Single ticket only
Single ticket only
Bicycle, motorcycle, small motorcycle < 50cm3,
motorcycle > 50cm3

 

 

CHF 15.–Single ticket onlySingle ticket only
Camping-car between 3.5 and 28 t

 

CHF 40.–CHF 34.–CHF 30.–
Bus with between 10 and 19 seats, up to 3.5 t 

 

CHF 40.–CHF 34.–
CHF 30.–
     

Price in Swiss francs (CHF) including 8% VAT.

Tickets can be paid for in euros (EUR). The prices are based on the daily exchange rate. Other payment facilities: Maestro, Visa, M-Card, MasterCard, Postcard, Diners Club, American Express, Reka Checks, Reka Rail.

Conditions for single tickets.

  • Valid only on day of issue
  • Non-exchangeable
  • Non-refundable

Points cards.

The points card entitles you to a preferential rate. For each journey, the number of points corresponding to your vehicle type is deducted.

25 point cardCHF 425.–
50 point cardCHF 750.–
  

Points cards can be paid for in euros (EUR). The prices are based on the daily exchange rate. Other payment facilities: Maestro, Visa, M-Card, MasterCard, Postcard, Diners Club, American Express, Reka Checks, Reka Rail.

Deduction of points.

Points are deducted during the ticket check during loading or unloading.

Type of vehicle
 Points deducted per journey
Passenger car with up to 9 seats and weighing up to 3.5 t
Delivery vehicle, empty, up to 3.5 t
Motorcycle with side car

 

 

1 point
Caravan and camping-car up to 3.5 t 

 

 

1 point
Trailer, large, between 0.75 and 3.5 t

 

1 point
Trailer, small, up to 0.75 t 

 

Points cards not valid. Please buy a single ticket.
Bicycle, motorcycle, small motorcycle < 50cm3,
motorcycle > 50cm3

 

 

Points cards not valid. Please buy a single ticket.
Camping-car between 3.5 and 28 t

 

2 points
Bus with between 10 and 19 seats, up to 3.5 t 

 

2 points
   

Conditions for points cards.

  • Valid only for Brig–Iselle di Trasquera (I) car-carrying trains
  • Period of validity: 3 years
  • Non-personalised and therefore transferable
  • Partly-used points cards may be refunded: journeys made are charged in CHF at the price of a single journey ticket; the refund fee is CHF 16.

Sale.

Reservation is not possible.

Single journey tickets and points cards are available for purchase at the loading ramp in Brig. The sales process is as follows:

  • In the direction Brig—Iselle di Trasquera (I): before loading in Brig
  • In the direction Iselle di Trasquera (I)—Brig: after unloading in Brig.

You can also purchase points cards at the SBB ticket counter at Brig railway station.

Prices are subject to change.

Loading conditions

Loading instructions.

This is how to load your vehicle easily.

Drive on to the train and ensure that all four wheels are parked on the same car transport wagon.
Engage first gear or select "Park".
Switch off the engine.
Pull the handbrake tight.
Secure any luggage on the roof against the airstream or place it inside the car.
  

Important.

Important.
 If there is heavy traffic, staff may ask you to park your vehicle on the open wagons at the front or rear of the train. In such cases, they will give you specific instructions and set about earthing your vehicle.
Do not throw cigarette ends or any other objects out of the windows.
It is prohibited to transport hazardous goods on the Simplon car-carrying train.
  

Safety.

What to do in case of an emergency:

 Keep calm
 Never use the alarm signal before the car-carrying train has left the tunnel.
 Do not leave the car-carrying train unless instructed to do so by train staff.
 The train staff are well-qualified: you must follow their instructions.
 Never touch the overhead lines hanging down.

Tune your radio to one of the following frequencies:

German: DRS 1 frequency 89.4 MHz
French: RSR 1 frequency 90.8 MHz
Italian: RSI 1 frequency 96.7 MHz

In case of an emergency, dial 112.
  

SBB transport insurance services.

Damage to the vehicle incurred during the journey through the Simplon tunnel and for which SBB is liable are cover by insurance. Insurance cover comes into effect from the car-loading platform and ceases at the unloading platform at the other end. The general insurance conditions are available for inspection at Brig loadingstation.

Liability.

  • SBB is not liable for damage caused by drivers themselves or by third parties.
  • In accordance with articles 27 and 43 of the Federal Carriage of Persons Act and article 76 of the corresponding ordinance, the liability of SBB is limited to damage incurred by the motor vehicles being transported.
  • Please report any damage to the car-carrying train personnel at the loading or unloading station.
  • Keep your transportation documents with you throughout the journey.
  • Damage that is subsequently discovered should be reported in writing to the following address:

    SBB AG
    Division Passenger, Customer dialogue,
    P.O. Box, 3000 Berne 65, Switzerland
    Telephone 0800 401 401
    customerservice@sbb.ch

Swiss customs regulations.

Entry into Switzerland is only permitted with valid travel documents recognised in Switzerland.

There are no formal requirements for bringing personal effects and goods within the allowed limits into the country. Goods carried on passenger services outside the allowed limits must be declared in writing via the declaration boxes available in Brig and Iselle di Trasquera (I). The declaration boxes contain information on the customs clearance process (self-declaration in writing) and a supply of forms.

Please note that the importation of certain goods is subject to bans, restrictions and regulations. This applies in particular to cultural assets, arms, ammunition, ships, live animals and endangered plants and animals. For more information, go to www.ezv.admin.ch and click on "Information for private individuals".

For customs reasons, the transport of merchandise of any kind is not permitted in the car-carrying trains from and to Iselle di Trasquera (I).

Caravans and mobile homes with a maximum permitted weight of more than 3.5 tonnes are only permitted if valid proof of payment of the lump-sum heavy vehicle charge (pauschale Schwerverkehrsabgabe – PSVA) can be provided.

Vans, HGVs and similar vehicles, whether empty or laden, with a maximum permitted weight of more than 3.5 tonnes may not be loaded on the Brig-Iselle-Brig route.

Customs administration information: 24-hour toll-free number: +41 (0)800 222 040. www.ezv.admin.ch.

Access

General map.

Access Brig.

Access Iselle di Trasquera (I).

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