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Internet in Swiss trains and at the stations

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Internet in the train

It isn’t hard to access the internet while traveling in Switzerland.

Internet in the trains

All long-distance trains are equipped with 3G/4G signal amplifiers. If you have a phone with internet access, you can use this improved signal.

You can use your smartphone to pick up the 3G/4G signal and configure the phone as a wifi hotspot. That allows wifi-enabled equipment such as a laptop or a tablet to access the internet. Buy an appropriate SIM card or wifi hotspot to save money.

Wifi in international trains

Most trains from Switzerland to Italy have on-board wifi that offers access to the internet and an entertainment program with news, films, games and more.

This wifi works similar to wifi at the station, but without a time limit.

Free wifi at the train stations

About 80 rail stations, including the ones in all larger towns, offer free wifi. This is how it works:

  1. Connect your phone to the network "SBB-FREE";

  2. Open your browser and go to onboard.sbb.ch;

  3. Register. Your phone needs to be able to receive an SMS message;

  4. Enjoy internet access for an hour. You can start using free wifi again after a 2-hour break.

Internet in other places

Nearly all hotels offer free or paid wifi. Mobile internet is available in nearly all inhabited areas. Don't expect internet to be available in remote areas. If internet connectivity is important to you, be sure to arrange for a Swiss SIM card or mobile hotspot.

Swiss Travel Pass promotion 25% discount
Only if purchased in July 2021. Free cancellation.
Buy via the SBB travel centre at https://shop.switzerlandtravelcentre.com or HappyRail at https://www.happyrail.com/swiss-travel-pass.

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