InterCity Neigezug (ICN)
Eurail train reservations
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
Eurail and InterCity Neigezug (ICN). How to buy a reservation or can I travel for free. Train information, photos and videos.
The "Intercity Neigezug" is a tilting train operated by SBB (Swiss Railways). It is used mainly on the Jura Foot Line from Basel, St Gallen and Zurich to Biel, Neuchatel, Yverdon, Lausanne and Geneva. It also runs on some services from Basel to Lugano and Chiasso. Thanks to their tilting mechanism they can operate at higher speeds as regular trains.
ICN trains are operated by multiple units RABDe 500. In 2nd class there are four seats per row (2+2 seats), in 1st class three seats per row (2+1 seats) in open-plan arrangement with all seats facing each other. Trains are air-conditioned, have power sockets and a restaurant car serving a wide menu of drinks, snacks and meals. All trains have facilities for the disabled. Bicycles can be transported on all trains.
Genève/Lausanne - Biel - Zürich - St. Gallen | Genève/Lausanne - Biel - Basel |
reservation possible but not required
2nd class: CHF 5
1st class: CHF 5
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