Ostwind fare network: Travelling in Eastern Switzerland.
At a glance
24 transport companies in the cantons of St. Gallen, Thurgau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Appenzell Innerrhoden are combined under the Ostwind fare network. The same simple fare system applies across the entire Ostwind network area. For city or country you require one ticket only.
Whether you need a 1-day travelpass or multiple-journey ticket, a individual ticket, group ticket or travelcard – Ostwind has a suitable product for every travel requirement.
How to buy your Ostwind ticket.
The zone system applies for all tickets within the entire Ostwind network area. The zone plan shows you how many adjoining zones (areas) you must pay for to go from A to B.
Irrespective of whether you are travelling by train or bus – all types of public transport are included in the price of the zones you have paid for within the period of validity.
Travel everywhere with the Half-Fare travelcard
If you hold a Half-Fare travelcard, you benefit from reduced prices for all individual or group tickets, multiple-journey tickets and 1-day travelpasses.
Outside the network area
For journeys beyond the borders of the network, network tickets are only valid up to the last timetabled stop within the zones purchased.
The network tickets are not valid in SBB trains that do not stop in the zones paid for.
- Thanks to the Nachtwind Nighttime Network, you can travel by train and bus at night from Friday into Saturday and Saturday into Sunday until the early hours of the morning.
- The Nachtwind Nighttime Network includes various train and bus routes in the Eastern Switzerland region.
- These specially marked Nighttime Network routes are subject to supplements.
If you would like to use the Nachtwind Nighttime Network, you will require a Nachtwind night supplement of CHF 5.00 in addition to the valid ticket (Ostwind zone tickets, GA travelcard, etc.).
You can buy the night supplement up to closing time at the ticket counter and at any time of day or night from the ticket machines or via SBB Mobile.
Nachtwind and the ZVV Nighttime Network.
If you are travelling on both the Nachtwind Nighttime Network and the ZVV Nighttime Network, you will need to buy a "ZVV Nighttime Network supplement". The "Nachtwind supplement" is not valid on the ZVV network.
Prices, product and timetable specifications subject to modifications.