Rail catering. Time to enjoy.
So that you can also eat and drink in a pleasant atmosphere when travelling in Switzerland,
we serve you drinks, food and snacks in the SBB Restaurants, SBB Bistros and from the SBB Minibar. When you are travelling abroad, you will find dining cars or on board bistros in some international trains.
SBB Restaurant/SBB Bistro: tasty treats from the Swiss National Culinary Team.
SBB Restaurants and SBB Bistros in conventional and tilting InterCity trains (IC/ICN) have been serving delicious creations from the Swiss National Culinary Team since July 2013. As well as classics such as Riz Casimir and Veau Zurichoise (Zurich style minced veal), fixed-price set menus are now also available.
All dishes are prepared using high-quality produce sourced primarily from Switzerland. All meat and meat products, for example, are of Swiss origin. Select Swiss wines, beers and soft drinks are also on the menu.
On the timetable, SBB Restaurants are marked and SBB Bistros , and they are open
from 6.30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Booking seats in the SBB Restaurant.
You can book seats in the SBB Restaurant up to 1 day before departure, direct at the SBB ticket counter or by telephone via Rail Service on 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. on the Swiss fixed-line network). We deduct the booking supplement of CHF 5 per seat from your meal bill.
The ultimate coffee experience right at your seat, with freshly prepared Lavazza coffee served by the SBB Minibar steward or stewardess. You can also buy hot and cold drinks, croissants, sandwiches and snacks directly at your seat.
The SBB Minibar is available from 6.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. in InterCity trains and also in InterRegio trains, depending on the route.
New SBB Minibar.
Following a successful trial in summer 2013, passengers will soon be able to enjoy a real cappuccino or latte macchiato at their seats. As of 7 April 2014, a new Minibar refreshment trolley – the first of its kind in the world – will be offering coffee made with fresh milk and hence a larger selection of coffee beverages. The first seven new SBB Minibars will be operating on the Zurich-Berne route as of 7 April from Monday to Friday, with further IC trains to be equipped by the end of the year.
1st class passengers travelling in the six-seater compartments in the dining car on InterCity tilting trains can also order food directly to their seat.
On request, a 1st class steward or stewardess can provide 1st class passengers on board EuroCity trains with a food and drink service to their seat. He or she will also sell regional tickets as well as offering a range of other services.
Thanks to the new takeaway range in the SBB Restaurant, you can now also go self-catering in InterCity and EuroCity trains as well as in InterCity tilting trains.
On the move in Starbucks on rails.
You can now travel through Switzerland in the world's first Starbucks Coffee House on rails and enjoy Starbucks' well-known coffee creations, as well as snacks and hot food, while on the move. For more information on the timetable, the project and the menus, please visit:
We offer a price reduction of 20% for children and young people aged 6 to 16 in our SBB Restaurants and SBB Bistros, if you show your Magic Ticket membership ID. With the Magic Ticket, we also offer two menus that are always very popular at a family-friendly price.
More on Magic Ticket.
This discount applies only in Switzerland and not on international trains.
Offers for groups.
For groups of 10 or more, we can organise special menus in the SBB Restaurant or special items from the SBB Minibar as required, or offer you individual catering options. Please submit your order for the SBB Restaurant 5 working days before departure, and for the SBB Minibar, 2 working days before departure.
Prices and products subject to change.