Surf for free with SBB FreeSurf.

Thanks to the SBB FreeSurf app, you can surf the internet for free on all SBB long-distance trains (IC and IR). 

SBB FreeSurf is based on the good mobile phone coverage along railway lines in Switzerland. This means you enjoy faster and smoother internet access with more bandwidth than conventional internet connection on the train. Trains with free internet are marked with FS (for FreeSurf) in the online timetable and in the SBB Mobile app. 

The mobile providers you need to benefit from SBB FreeSurf.

  • If you have a mobile phone contract with Salt, Sunrise, Digitec or Quickline, you can surf the internet for free using the SBB FreeSurf app. 
  • From December 12th 2021, you will also be able to benefit from SBB FreeSurf if you have a mobile phone contract with Swisscom. 
  • Passengers from abroad can surf the internet for free if they have a SIM card from a participating provider (as long as the Play Store can be used for Android devices in the corresponding country). 
Find out what to do to use SBB FreeSurf with a prepaid SIM card here
  • Video legend: SBB FreeSurf - Browse the web for free on the train.
  • Video legend: Signal boosters and high-frequency windows improve mobile reception on the train.
  • Video legend: Wi-Fi on SBB trains.

How does it work?

  1. Install the SBB FreeSurf app (iOS or Android).
  2. Register once only.
  3. Board a long-distance train (trains with free internet are marked with FS (for FreeSurf) in the online timetable and in the SBB Mobile app.).
  4. Activate Bluetooth.
  5. Open SBB FreeSurf.
  6. Confirm that you wish to surf for free.
  7. Start surfing.
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We are aware that switching to a new browser may take some getting used to and cause some uncertainties. A more modern browser will allow you to benefit from faster and more secure internet access in future. We are committed to continuing our work with the utmost enthusiasm in the future to guarantee you accessible and inclusive access to SBB.ch.