Reliable, sustainable public transport – exactly when you need it. With on-demand services, Postbuses pick people up from wherever they are and transport them wherever they want to go. PostBus has over 25 years of experience in on-demand transport and has run a number of successful projects.
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Thanks to our broad experience with all types of on-demand service, we can offer tailor-made digital transport solutions – either in combination with scheduled services or as a pure on-demand service. In addition to complete solutions, we also offer services and advice on all topics relating to on-demand transport. Because no city, mountain region or residential area is the same, and we know what matters. Thanks to this expertise, we can offer flexible transport solutions that are more sustainable, more economical and tailored to customer requirements.
All the important questions about on-demand
What on-demand projects has PostBus run?
PostBus has the largest number of successfully completed projects in Switzerland. Various projects are currently under way or in preparation. In Appenzell, Thusis and Vaud, the on-demand solution PubliCar is even part of the regular transport contract. Here is a selection of the most important projects:
Active on-demand transport
Verzasca Mobile (area transport in a valley corridor)
Two vehicles serve the Verzasca Valley door-to-door during the day. This includes journeys within the valley and from the valley to Tenero, Gordola and Riazzino and vice versa. The region is divided into three zones. Customers pay 5 francs per journey within one zone.
Kollibri Brig (area transport)
From August 2020 to July 2021, customers in Brig-Glis were able to test an on-demand service running from 9 p.m. to midnight. PostBus teamed up with Taxi Aletsch to provide the service, which was very well received and proved an excellent supplement to scheduled services.
Kollibri Brugg (area transport)
The first on-demand public transport project in Switzerland. PostBus ran this service in the Brugg region for one year from October 2018, in conjunction with partners. Customers often used the service as a supplement to public transport and were very satisfied with it.
SmartShuttle Uvrier (area and autonomous transport)
Two automated vehicles served the Uvrier neighbourhood in Sion at 17 virtual stops during the day. It was one of the first projects in Switzerland to combine on-demand transport with automated shuttles.
Thanks to PubliCar, both the public at large and tourists alike can benefit from On-Demand mobility. This is ideal for Appenzell Innerrhoden, as it enables us to travel from door to door in a way that complements the regularly scheduled services.Roland Dähler, Landamman, Head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Appenzell Innerhoden
I’ve only received positive feedback from the public – from both younger and older people. Operations are getting better and better. Verzasca Mobile is an important piece of mosaic in the new concept of the valley, driving forward the “Verzasca Master Plan”.Ivo Bordoli, Mayor of Verzasca
We gained our first exciting experiences with the Kollibri in the Brugg area. The offer was well received by passengers throughout, and operations ran smoothly in our view. Our ideas regarding the bundling of journeys could not be achieved during this time.Hans Ruedi Rihs, Head of the Aargau Public Transport Section
On-demand in the media
- Luzerner Zeitung: Interview with Christian Plüss (10 May 2022)
- TVO/FM1: “The world’s smallest PostBus – the London taxi in Appenzell” (16 September 2021)
- NZZ: “Postbuses to be ordered via app in future” (2 July 2020; accessible to subscribers only)
- Aargauer Zeitung: “Ordering buses via app – PostBus wants to offer more flexible solutions in future” (2 July 2020)
- Ticino News: “A London taxi will transport you in the Verzasca Valley” (15 July 2020)