You will find answers here to the most frequently asked questions on EasyRide.
It’s quite simple: Just start SBB Preview and check in by swiping from left to right. You must check in via EasyRide before the vehicle sets off.
As soon as you have arrived at your destination and alighted from the vehicle, you need to check out by swiping from right to left. The app records your route and then works out the best ticket for you. The cost of this ticket will be charged automatically to your stored payment method.
You will need a valid SwissPass login with which you have logged in to the app.
You will need a functioning smartphone with a touchscreen and operating system Apple iOS 9.0 (or above) or Android 4.4 (or above).
Your smartphone must have a working SIM card that enables the transmission of data. We recommend using EasyRide on a smartphone contract with a data flat rate.
You will need a valid payment method. You can choose either a credit card or a Postfinance card.
If the device has been jailbroken or rooted, EasyRide will not work.
If you can’t check in via EasyRide due to technical reasons, you need to buy a ticket in some other way, e.g. via the usual purchase process in the app or at a ticket machine.
When you check in, you have a few seconds to check out again straight away. If you never actually leave the first stop on a journey, you won’t be charged for a ticket either.
When you are checked in, EasyRide receives and sends approximately 200 kB per hour.
No, as long as you have not deselected the relevant option in the EasyRide settings, the night supplement for the greater Zurich area (Zurich Transport Network, Aargau regional fare network, Ostwind fare network, Zug fare network, Schwyz fare network, Z-pass network or night trains from Zurich toLucerne) will be included with the supplement-payable journey and taken into account when calculating prices.
You can change this setting in the EasyRide tile in the menu under “Night supplement”.
Please note: this night supplement is only valid when using EasyRide. When you purchase tickets via the usual channels such as SBB Preview or the SBB Mobile app, the night supplement will not be charged automatically and must be purchased separately.
Yes. The regional travelcards you save in SBB Preview will be recognised when you use EasyRide and charged when you make corresponding journeys in your travelcard area. You can edit your regional travelcards in the EasyRide tile in the menu. During ticket inspection, you will need to present the saved regional travelcard to the ticket inspector as well as the EasyRide ticket. Point-to-point travelcards cannot be saved or charged in EasyRide.
Yes. When you first register for EasyRide, you will be asked whether you own a Half-Fare travelcard. If you have linked your Half-Fare travelcard to your SwissPass login, this will be read at the same time during inspection and will not need to be presented separately. You can link your Half-Fare travelcard to your SwissPass login directly in SBB Preview in the menu.
Yes, from 1 April 2019, you can also use EasyRide for boat trips in the GA travelcard area of validity.
The following offers are not (or not yet) available when using EasyRide. Please purchase these offers via the usual channels in the SBB Preview or SBB Mobile apps:
Class upgrade (to be added at a later date)
Supersaver tickets and Saver Day Passes (not available for tariff-related reasons, as they must be purchased at least one hour before departure)
Bike space and seat reservations
Day Passes for children
The Zurich Transport Network 24h Day Pass (ZVV has introduced the Calendar Day day pass especially for the “automatic ticketing market test”. It will be recognised in EasyRide)
EasyRide cannot currently recognise 9 o’clock travelcards (Passpartout and A-Welle) and 9 o’clock passes (ZVV)
Tickets for fellow travellers (EasyRide can only be used by the main traveller logged in, as this user is the only one to have accepted the GTC)
We will also be adding the following payment methods at a later date:
EasyRide needs your tracking data (GPS) in order to record your journey correctly and charge you the right price for the route you are travelling. If you close the app or leave it running in the background during your journey, the travel tracking function will only work if your tracking service is always activated.
EasyRide pinpoints your location each time you open the app to find your next station, when you are checked in during your journey and a few minutes after you check out so that it can calculate the right price based on your destination.
Before the journey.
You need to start EasyRide and check in immediately before you start your journey and before you board the vehicle. Your mobile phone will transmit your log-in time and location to the system and display a confirmation that you have checked in successfully. As soon as you have checked in, you are entitled to travel by public transport in the GA travelcard area of validity.
To check in, start up EasyRide and check in by swiping from left to right on the start button on the display. Confirmation that you have checked in successfully will appear on your smartphone’s display. As soon as you have checked in successfully, you are entitled to travel by public transport in the GA travelcard area of validity. You must check in via EasyRide before the vehicle sets off.
Please make sure that your smartphone is receiving mobile data and that you have enabled location services.
It may be that your smartphone has connected to a public Wi-Fi network automatically and that you need to log in to use it (e.g. SBB-FREE, PostAuto). The quickest way to get round this problem is to switch off Wi-Fi or to ignore/forget the Wi-Fi network in question.
For stops which are underground (e.g. Lucerne, Allmend/Messe), please check in beforehand, as localisation may not be strong enough underground.
You may have an active VPN (e.g. “My Data Manager”) which is blocking the use of EasyRide. Please activate SBB Preview for your VPN or deactivate your VPN.
During the journey.
If your smartphone isn’t working properly or is unable to transmit data during your journey for a reason that is within your control (e.g. it’s in airplane mode, out of charge or is faulty, or location services have been turned off, etc.), this means that you are not meeting the conditions for using EasyRide and you are therefore not in possession of a valid ticket. If your smartphone doesn’t work properly on a temporary basis, the system will continue to run on the server in the background for a certain period of time.
If you change vehicle without this involving a major break in the journey, there’s no need to check out. SBB Preview will detect the change you have made and automatically work out the best ticket for you.
Yes, during the journey you can make as many changes as you like, whenever you like.
Yes, as long as you check out and then check back in again each time you make a change. Round trips without checking out and in are not permitted.
By opting to use EasyRide, you are responsible for ensuring that your smartphone has sufficient charge throughout the entire journey.
Your smartphone’s location services are used to help work out the route you have travelled, so these must always be switched on while the app is in use. If location services are turned off, the app will issue an error message and the ticket can no longer be displayed. This means that you are travelling without a valid ticket and you may be fined by a ticket inspector.
No, because this may prevent your journey from being recorded properly. We reserve the right to ban users if they are repeat offenders in this regard.
After the journey.
Once you have checked out, the “Calculated price” and the “Invoiced price” will be displayed directly in the overview of the journey made.
You can view a summary of the journeys you have made and the associated costs at any time via the “Past journeys” menu item (3 dots) in the EasyRide tile on SBB Preview.
These two prices are generally identical. However, if you make several journeys on the same day, you may benefit from a special price. Example: You use EasyRide three times in one day in the same zone. The zone ticket costs CHF 3 per journey while the day pass for the zone is CHF 6. Both the “Calculated price” and the “Invoiced price” would be CHF 6 for the first two tickets. For the third ticket, however, the “Calculated price” would be CHF 3 once again, but the “Invoiced price” would be CHF 0, since the price of the day pass would already have been reached.
With “automated ticketing” from EasyRide, prices are calculated and continuously optimised on a daily basis. This is why the invoiced price may differ from the price of a “standard” ticket from A to B on SBB.ch and SBB Mobile. The “calculated price” listed in EasyRide is always the tariff price, which corresponds to the price on SBB.ch or SBB Mobile.
If you travel several times in one day, EasyRide uses an algorithm to optimise the calculation of your “day price” based on the routes travelled and the transfer stations used. This may result in price differences.
With SBB Mobile and SBB.ch, you purchase a ticket prior to departure for a predefined route with relevant ‘via’ and transfer stations; these fares are fixed.
Please note that when you purchase tickets from SBB.ch or SBB Mobile, you have access to supersaver tickets and Saver Day Passes that are not offered in EasyRide.
Open the app and select the relevant journey in the “EasyRide” tile. Then select “Report problem with journey” and fill in the form. Customer services will check your journey and contact you directly.
Report the journey directly via the “EasyRide” tile for the relevant journey by using the “Report problem with journey” link and let customer services know what’s happened. There is no entitlement to credit if you forget to check out.
The check-out warning uses the movement sensors in modern smartphones to help you to remember to check out after you have completed your journey. As soon as you are no longer standing or sitting in the vehicle and are walking instead, the app will detect by your movements that you are most likely no longer in the vehicle and it will remind you to check out. Please note that we are unfortunately unable to guarantee that the check-out warning will work properly. It is intended as a service to help you remember to check out. We are currently working to improve the reliability of the warning, but it is always your responsibility to make sure that you check out at the right time.
As soon as you have completed your journey and alighted from the vehicle, you need to check out by swiping from right to left. Once you have done this, the app will immediately calculate the route you have travelled and the price of the journey.
Close the app completely. Then reopen the app and check out. If that doesn’t work either, turn on airplane mode for at least five minutes. You will then be checked out automatically from the location you were in when you turned on airplane mode.
Open the “EasyRide” tile in the app and select the “Past journeys” menu item. There you will find a list of your previous journeys. NB: If you re-register, your previous journeys will no longer be shown.
So that we can charge you the cheapest price for all of the journeys you have made over the course of a day, we don’t take payment from your card until public transport has shut down for the night. If, for example, you have made five individual journeys over the course of one day and a day pass would have worked out cheaper for you, we will only charge you the price of a day pass.
Your SwissPass personal data and payment data will be stored when you register. During your journeys, the app will record your location data in order to work out your route. Your data will never be passed on to third parties and data will be stored in accordance with Swiss data protection regulations.