SBB

Seating Options

Second class is first with families and cost conscious travelers on the Swiss Rail Network. It has all the modernity and comfort you’d expect, wherever you’re going. From family- friendly cars on certain routes to family zones with space for strollers on modernized InterCity trains. Lest you think it’s all fun and games, there is also some serious work-conducing Business Class compartments and designated quiet cars on early-morning trains.  What does every train car have in common? In addition to always being a breath of fresh air- they’re 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.

Meals & Concessions

SBB bar car

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

Second class on the Swiss rail network boasts a variety of services and amenities. From family- friendly cars on certain routes to family zones with space for strollers on modernized InterCity trains. There are even play areas on family coaches of the double-deck InterCity trains, as well as game boards on the side tables of the ICN tilters. And more space for sports equipment and luggage on vacation destination routes. Business Class compartments and designated quiet cars on early-morning trains. In addition to modern trains all cars 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.

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