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Travelling with children.

Families travelling with young children have their own needs: the kids want to play, have fun and have space to let off steam, while mum and dad’s main priority is to be able to store their pushchairs and luggage properly. We have thought of you!

The family coaches on our InterCity double-deck trains feature real mini play areas and our single-deck InterCity and InterCity tilting trains contain family zones with game tables. There is plenty of room for pushchairs, suitcases and more, too.

Family coach

The family coach – a playground on wheels.

All double-deck InterCity trains on long-distance routes include a Ticki Park family coach. The middle part of the upper deck of these coaches features a playground area decorated with imaginative jungle motifs where your little ones are free to play to their hearts' content.

A number of tables next to the upstairs playground area are fitted with the exciting board games “Jungle Hunt” and “The Snake Game”. Game pieces can be obtained in the on-board SBB Restaurant and/or SBB Bistro, or from the SBB Minibar.

You’ll find more information on family coaches at www.tickipark.ch.

Familienwagen

Where in the train is the family coach located?

The family coach playground can always be found upstairs in the driving trailer located at either the very front or rear of the train composition – depending on the direction of travel (always at the opposite end of the locomotive). The lower deck offers plenty of space for pushchairs.

InterCity trains with family coaches are marked in the timetable with FA. They operate on the following routes:

  • St. Gallen–Zurich HB–Bern–Geneva Airport
  • Romanshorn–Zurich HB–Bern–Brig
  • Basel SBB–Bern–Brig
  • Basel SBB–Bern–Interlaken Ost
  • Basel SBB–Zurich HB–Chur

Family zone

The family zone – more room for pushchairs.

To make travelling a more comfortable experience for passengers with pushchairs, we have introduced family zones in 2nd class on single-deck InterCity and InterCity tilting trains. These zones provide enough space for pushchairs and families can relax here knowing that a higher level of noise will be tolerated than in other parts of the train.

Space limitations mean that we cannot provide designated play areas on board InterCity (ICN) tilting trains. But on these services you and your children can still play the exciting board games “Jungle Hunt” and “The Snake Game” at the game tables specially provided on board.

Where can we find the on-board family zone?

The family zone is always located in the so-called driving trailer found at the very front or rear of the train or unit.

InterCity tilting trains:

In carriage no. 7 (driving trailer).
There is plenty of room for your pushchair.
Width of the door leading from the vestibule to the coach interior: 71 cm.

Single-deck InterCity tilting trains:

In the driving trailer.
There is plenty of room for your pushchair.
Width of the door leading from the vestibule to the coach interior: 80 cm.

Double-decker InterCity trains:

On the upper deck of the driving trailer.
There is plenty of room for your pushchair.
Width of the door leading from the vestibule to the coach interior: 71 cm..

Space for pushchairs is available on all our services.

More tips for travelling with children

Magic Ticket.

Go on a discovery journey into SBB’s world for children: with Magic Ticket – the club offering adventures, competitions and entertainment for all children aged 6-12. Join now!

track7.ch

We have just the thing for all children aged 13 and over: Track 7. Here you will find plenty of competitions, games and music. Sign up for Track 7 now free of charge.

The best travelcard for your child.

Travel by train, postbus, boat, bus or tram is especially cheap for children. You can find all the information you need on using public transport here.

School and adventure train.

Der Schul- und Erlebniszug.

Have you heard of the classroom on rails? During this interesting school lesson, your child and his or her classmates will learn all about safety, energy and mobility. Find out more at SBB for schools (only in German).

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