About Transa

For more than 45 years, Transa Backpacking has been the competence centre for high-quality travel and outdoor equipment. Transa lives «Raus. Aber richtig.» (Outside. But properly.) and advises you on your adventures in Switzerland and abroad.

Around 450 employees share their knowledge and experience in advising you on durable and sustainable products that suit you. We are organized in circles and use the patterns of Sociocracy 3.0 – this means that employees are assigned according to their skills.

With our centrally located shops in Zurich, Basel, Bern, Lucerne, St. Gallen and Winterthur, your adventure starts in urbanity. The outlet shops in Zurich and Berne offer durable and qualitative products at a lower price. Around 42,000 products from about 550 brands make up the range. If products should ever get damaged, we take care of it in our repair shop in Zurich Altstetten.

Our stores in Berne and Zurich offer a wide range of books in the travel literature section. Transa is Orell Füssli's largest supplier of travel books. Orell Füssli also operates the bookshops in Berne and Zurich.

For adventures that last longer.    

Images of Transa

  • Foundet 1976

    Photo © Copyright 2002
  • Outside. but properly!

  • Ein alter VW-Bus wird an der Cycle Week als Basecamp inszeniert.

    Events with Transa

    Photo © Sina Dürst
  • Different services

  • Free shipping from CHF 99

    (With the TransaCard always free of charge)

  • Secure and easy payment
  • 14 days cancellation right