Central Alps Passes: Nufenen–Furka–Gotthard Pass Route
The Nufenen–Furka–Gotthard Route, departing from Airolo and leading over spectacular pass roads, introduces you to numerous magical sights at the heart of the Alp in just a day – and without having to change transport along the way.
The Nufenen–Furka–Gotthard Pass route starts at the Airolo railway station and takes you on a one-day journey across three mountain passes.
At the top of the Nufenen Pass you have enough time to enjoy the fantastic views with leisure (PostBus stop Nufenen Pass). At an altitude of 2478 meters it is the highest road across the Swiss Alps.
The trip continues through Valais and along the Furka pass road passing the Rhone Glacier.
The views of the Gotthard mountain range and the Urseren Valley from the top of the Furka Pass are breathtaking.
The Gotthard, also known as the “King of Mountain Passes”, is reached via the impressive mountain road offering views of the historic route (PostBus stop Gotthard Pass). 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. The Gotthard region also offers hiking trails with fine views, such as a section of the ViaPostaAlpina or the Four Springs Trail.
Obtaining your tickets
You can conveniently obtain a suitable ticket here:
- in Meiringen and Innertkirchen at the Haslital tourism office
- in Interlaken at the Interlaken tourism office
- in Andermatt at the Andermatt-Urserntal tourism office
- Directly from your PostBus driver at the place of departure
- From the Ticketshop at: www.sbb.ch or from the PostBus sales office in Berne
For groups of 10 and more, seat reservations must be made by latest 16.00 on the day before. Tel. +41 (0)58 448 20 08.
Route not open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
PostBus Switzerland Ltd
Berne / Central Alps region
|Tel.:||+41 58 448 20 08|
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at (PDF, 296 KB).
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
Not all journey legs wheelchair accessible. Hand-pushed wheelchairs only. Information available through Tel. +41 (0)58 448 20 08
Discover the Nufenen - Furka - Gotthard Pass Route on foot
or by bike
or by mountain bike