Central Alps Passes: Grimsel–Nufenen–Gotthard–Susten Pass Route

Meiringen–Grimsel–Oberwald–Nufenen–Airolo–Gotthard–Andermatt–Susten–Meiringen

The Grimsel–Nufenen–Gotthard–Susten Pass Route promises pure Alpine romance! On the 1-day round trip you ascend an overall 10‘366 meters distance, without changing transport, and enjoy stupendous views over the imposing glacier, deep valleys and romantic little villages.

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The Grimsel–Nufenen–Gotthard–Susten Pass route takes you from Meiringen across four of the most magnificent Swiss mountain passes and a total of 10‘366 meters in altitude difference in just one day.

The Grimsel Pass road leads past sparkling reservoir lakes offering marvelous views (PostBus stop Grimsel Pass). The impressive mountain panorama on the Nufenen Pass beckons to stay and linger a while (PostBus stop Nufenen Pass). At an altitude of 2478 meters it is the highest road across the Swiss Alps. At the top of the passes you have enough time to enjoy the fantastic views with leisure. Make time for a light lunch during the midday stop in the picturesque Ticino village of Airolo (PostBus stop Airolo, Railway Station).

You reach the Gotthard, known as the “King of Passes”, via an impressive mountain road offering views of the old Tremola Road (Postbus stop: Gotthard Passhöhe). The Tremola Road is the longest road monument in Switzerland. Built in 1830, it was reconstructed in 1951 and is currently undergoing restoration once again. At its most spectacular, the road navigates 24 hairpin bends along a distance of four kilometres and a height of 300 metres. Even in Roman times, the pass was already a major North-South connection.

On top of the pass you can visit the futuristic displays at the Sasso San Gottardo exhibit and experience the historic Gotthard fortress. Discover the myth of Gotthard! A Swiss army artillery fortress that was top secret until just a few years ago is located deep inside the mountain. Once an impenetrable fortress that entered the history books as the National Redoubt, the site is now home to an unforgettable world that explores sustainability and the myth of Switzerland. Make your way down into the historic fortress on the underground ‘Metro del Sasso’. Experience history up close in the gun chambers, munitions magazines and dormitories located deep inside the rock. A tunnel takes you out into the open, from where you can enjoy a view of the magical mountain landscape from a surprising perspective.

The Gotthard region also offers hiking trails with fine views, such as a section of the Four Springs Trail.

The Devil’s Bridge leading across the rough Schöllenen Gorge is another highlight along this route. On the way to the Susten Pass the postbus crosses no less than 25 bridges and passes through 25 tunnels. You will also have the opportunity to explore the famous Stone Glacier (PostBus stop Steingletscher, Susten).

Price

Fares: Grimsel-Nufenen-Gotthard-Susten Pass Route from Meiringen
GA, day pass, Swiss travel pass, Children up to 6 years, Children from 6 to 16 years with a junior card: free
Half-fare travel card, Swiss Half Fare Card, Children from 6 to 16 years: CHF 90.40
Savings tip: with a daily pass for half-fare travel card holders the price is CHF 75.00 instead of CHF 90.40
Adults without reduction: CHF 180.80

Obtaining your tickets

You can conveniently obtain a suitable ticket here:

  • Directly from your PostBus driver at the place of departure
  • From the PostBus sales office in Berne
  • At all serviced public transport sales outlets
  • As well as at station counters at Meiringen, Andermatt, Realp and Oberwald

Reservations

We recommend that individual passengers reserve a seat before 16.00 h the day before travelling.
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For groups of 10 and more, seat reservations must be made by latest 16.00 h on the day before. Tel. +41 58 448 20 08

Special comments:
No guarantee of seating

Travel dates/Validity

Route not open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information

Timetable information

View timetable online

Timetable 12.682 Meiringen–Grimsel–Nufenen–Gotthard–Susten–Meiringen (Grimsel–Nufenen–Gotthard–Susten Pass route)

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.

Special comments:
Reservations are a must and can be made up until 16.00 the day before. Tel. +41 58 448 20 08. Transport of electro-bikes and bike trailers is unfortunately not possible.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments:
Pre-registration requested by 4 p.m. on the day before travel +41 58 448 20 08

SwitzerlandMobility

Discover the Grimsel–Nufenen–Gotthard–Susten Pass Route on foot

or by bike

or by mountain bike

Contact details

PostBus Ltd
Sale / Central Alps region
Postautostation 1
3011 Berne

Phone
+41 58 448 20 08

E-mail
zentralalpen@postbus.ch

Internet
postbus.ch/bern