SBB P+Rail App.

Do you live in a location without a station or suitable public transport links? Or do you travel very early in the morning or late at night and would like to be where you need to be without the time-consuming search for a parking space? Then P+Rail is perfect for you. It could not be easier: choose your desired P+Rail facility via the SBB P+Rail app and book and pay for the desired number of days – either from home, on the move or on site after parking.

Download the SBB P+Rail app for your iPhone or Android smartphone now:

Before your first purchase.

  • Download the app (see download links above), open the app, register and create an account.

Purchase a 1-day parking pass.

  • Open the app.
  • Choose the P+Rail facility.
  • Enter the parking duration.
  • Pay.

Park.

  • If you have booked via SBB P+Rail on your mobile, simply park your car in a free parking space at the P+Rail facility.
  • Your mobile booking will be checked using your car registration number.

SBB's P+Rail app allows you to pay for your parking space at over 375 P+Rail facilities across Switzerland. P+Rail 1-day passes cost between CHF 3 and 16 per day, depending on the location. The rates for bookings made at parking meters or in the SBB Ticket Shop also apply to bookings made via the app.

General.

Do I reserve a fixed parking space?
No – as with all P+Rail tickets, the mobile payment gives you the right to park, but a place isn’t guaranteed.

At the moment, you can only book facilities around Zurich and in Eastern Switzerland. Won’t there be any facilities in the other parts of the country?
The app was launched covering some 140 facilities around Zurich and in Eastern Switzerland. We are committed to increasing this number and expanding across the country as soon as possible. This is planned for the first quarter of 2015.

Why is there no French or Italian version?
The French and Italian versions will be activated as soon as the P+Rail app is available for bookings in the corresponding regions.[MM(1] 

How can I be sure that I won’t get a parking fine if I don’t have a ticket on my dashboard?
The ticket inspector uses a mobile device to access bookings made for the facility, on site and in real time. Your car registration number is used for identification.

Before booking.

Do I have to register or can I use the service anonymously?
You do need to register once. This is because the car registration number and customer details are needed for the checks at the P+Rail facility. Once you’ve registered, you can log in with your e-mail address.

Can I pay by Postcard?
At the moment, only Visa and Mastercard payments are accepted. However, you will soon be able to pay with a Maestro card or Postcard.

Can I park for a set number of hours?
At the moment, you can only book a whole calendar day (from time x to the end of the day, 11.59 p.m.). However, you will soon be able to select parking times by the hour.

During the booking process.

Why does the icon on the map turn red?
The red icon on the map shows P+Rail facilities where the customer has an active booking.

Can I make another booking for a later time if I already have an active booking at the same facility?
You can extend your existing booking. However, you can only make a new booking for the same facility once the old one has expired.

I would like to make a booking for two weeks from today, but the calendar keeps jumping back.
You can only make bookings up to seven days in advance.

I’ve made a booking for a period in the future (within the next seven days) but I can’t extend it.
You can only extend active bookings.

  • Please note that even booking up front does not guarantee a free parking space will be available.
  • There are restrictions to the number of P+Rail parking spaces that can be booked via the SBB P+Rail app.
  • A maximum of 7 days can be booked. To park for longer you can easily increase the parking duration via the app on the move.
  • SBB shall only be liable in case of fault.