Smartcards are plastic cards that hold your ticket details electronically. The cards are much more hard-wearing than paper tickets and you can use them over and over again, which reduces any harm to the environment.
How does a smartcard work?
A smartcard has a chip inside that can store multiple train tickets.
You can buy tickets for your smartcard on our website or mobile app and collect them on smartcard readers at stations.
If you’re on an Android device with NFC or iPhone with iOS 13 or later, you can buy tickets from our app and add tickets straight from your smart device onto your SWR Touch Smartcard.
How can I get a smartcard?
Getting a free Touch Smartcard is really easy. Check if your journey is eligible on our smartcard PDF map, then all you need to do is: