Surf for free with SBB FreeSurf.
Since 13 December 2020, there has been free internet access available on all SBB long-distance trains (IC and IR) with the SBB FreeSurf app.
SBB FreeSurf is based on the excellent mobile phone coverage along the Swiss rail routes – passengers can benefit from a faster and smoother internet connection with more bandwidth than you get with conventional train Wi-Fi. Not only Salt and Sunrise customers but also those with a digitec or Quickline mobile phone contract can surf the internet for free with the SBB FreeSurf app.
From late summer 2021, Swisscom customers with a contract will also be able to benefit. Passengers from abroad will be able to surf the internet for free with a SIM card from a mobile phone provider participating in SBB FreeSurf. Trains with a free internet connection are marked with ‘FS’ (for FreeSurf) in the online timetable.Find out what to do to use SBB FreeSurf with a prepaid SIM card here
How does it work?
- Install the SBB FreeSurf app (iOS or Android).
- Register once only.
- Board an ICN train on line IC5 or IC51 (trains with a free internet connection are marked with ‘FS’ for FreeSurf in the online timetable).
- Activate Bluetooth.
- Open SBB FreeSurf.
- Confirm that you wish to surf for free.
- Start surfing.