OPC

An OPC (Optional Payment Charge) is charged when paying by credit card for flights departing in one of the following countries: Switzerland (CH), Germany (DE), Belgium (BE), Finland (FI), the Netherlands (NL), Ireland (IE), Great Britain (GB), Poland (PL), Denmark (DK), Hungary (HU) and the Czech Republic (CZ). The OPC corresponds to 1.65%, or 1.5% in Switzerland, of the ticket price and is capped at a maximum of CHF 30/EUR 25/GBP 20/PLN 110/DKK 190/HUF 7,700/CZK 680. It applies to all transport sectors and booking classes.

No additional OPC will be charged when booking insurance or an advanced seat reservation, in the event of later additional payments when changing a booking, on tickets for infants (under 2 years of age) or Miles & More award tickets.

The OPC is non-refundable in the event that a booking is cancelled.

  • Departure / OPC

    Switzerland: 1.50% of the ticket price / maximum CHF 30

  • Departure / OPC

    Germany, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Ireland, Great Britain, Poland, Denmark, Hungary and the Czech Republic: 1.65% of the ticket price/maximum EUR 25/GBP 20/PLN 110/DKK 190/HUF 7,700/CZK 680

Purchase ticket without OPC

There are various options for purchasing tickets without OPC:

  • The OPC does not apply to various non-credit card payments at the SWISS Ticket Office or to a travel agent and for following forms of payment when purchasing tickets through swiss.com, depending on the country of departure:
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Belgium
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Czech Republic
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Denmark
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Finland
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Germany
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Hungary
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Ireland
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Netherlands
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Poland
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Switzerland
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United Kingdom
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