Seating Options

First class seating on the SBB is designed for the most sophisticated and demanding of travelers, so a range of options are offered. You’ll find Quiet Zones, allowing you to travel in complete peace to help you get as much (or as little) done as you like. The Business Zones really function as mobile offices, with power outlets for laptops and cellphones, larger work tables and WLAN for wireless internet access during your trip.  Both you and your electronics are free to arrive recharged and ready for the day ahead. And you’ll find child-friendly family cars on some routes as well. All trains are non-smoking.

Club 2 Seat

Two solo seats facing each other across a table.

Club 4 Seat

Four seats facing each other across a table.

Duo Seats

Aisle and window seats next to each other with pull-down tables.

Solo Seat

A seat on its own next to the window with a pull-down table.

Meals & Concessions

Dining Car on SBB train

From InterCity to S-Bahn suburban trains, you’ll find a variety of dining options and food choices available for purchase. There’s the SBB Restaurant, the SBB Bistro, and the ever-rolling SBB Minibar. Restaurant dining cars are open from 7:00am until 9:00pm offering light meals, snacks, and selected dishes. These cars are on the top tier of the double-decker trains. The bistro car (on the lower tier) offers an irresistible choice of specialty coffees, fine pastries, hot and cold snacks and cold drinks, which you can also take back to your seat. The snacks trolley service operates from 7:00am to 7:00pm and provides a range of freshly brewed Lavazza coffee, hot and cold drinks, croissants, sandwiches and other snacks, right at your seat.

On Board Services

First class seating on the Swiss rail network includes a range of services and amenities.

From Quiet zones for peaceful travel to child-friendly family cars on certain routes (and a playroom on many IC trains). You can expect modern intercity trains, business compartments with power outlets, larger work tables and WLAN wireless internet access. Additional space for sports equipment and luggage on vacation destination routes, designated quiet cars on early-morning trains and all trains are non-smoking.

Services at the station

Service at an SBB train station

As a hub for departures and arrivals, major stations offer comprehensive daily service from dawn till dusk. Everything from ticket counters to automatic ticket machines, counters for special event tickets, currency exchange, cash transfer, luggage facilities and SBB Travel Agencies.

Some major stations have lockers or luggage storage available for a fee, so be sure to have change available. Find more storage information on our train station information pages.