Using a 2nd class ticket or 1-day travelpass in 1st class.
If you have a 2nd class ticket or 1-day travelpass, you can travel 1st class on one route or for one day with a class upgrade.
Class upgrade for a specific route.
You can always decide spontaneously whether you would like to travel in 1st class, by purchasing a route-specific class upgrade online in the SBB Ticket Shop, using your smartphone with SBB Mobile, at the ticket machine or counter. For the class upgrade you will need a ticket or a GA travelcard for 2nd class.
Route-specific class upgrades are available at full or half price. Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday and passengers with a Half-Fare travelcard, a 1-day travelpass for the Half-Fare travelcard or a 2nd class GA travelcard can obtain a class upgrade at half price, and those travelling at full fare can buy one at full price.
Class upgrade for 1 day.
By purchasing a 1-day class upgrade, you can turn your 2nd class 1-day travelpass for the Half-Fare travelcard, into a 1st class travelpass. The same applies if you only travel after 9 a.m. during the week, whereby the weekday class upgrade from 9 a.m. applies.
1-day class upgrades and class upgrades from 9 a.m. are only valid in conjunction with a Half-Fare travelcard and a 1-day travelpass (1-day travelpass for the Half-Fare travelcard, municipal 1-day travelpass, special 1-day travelpass) or 9 o'clock travelpass, or with a 2nd class GA travelcard.
* Valid Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. Not valid at weekends or on public holidays (as per official timetable).
** Stamp card with six class upgrades or class upgrades from 9 a.m. on a single card.
Price and product specifications are subject to modifications.
Class upgrade for the GA travelcard.
Your 2nd class GA travelcard entitles you to travel in 1st class for a reduced charge. Class upgrades are available for individual journeys, 1 day or 1 month. You can permanently upgrade your 2nd class GA travelcard to 1st class at any time during its period of validity.