Balmberg Route

Solothurn–Günsberg–Oberbalmberg (Route 40.012)

The Balmberg Route starts out in Solothurn at the foot of the Jura mountains and takes you up to the ridge of Balmberg offering beautiful panoramic views.

From Solothurn the Balmberg Route follows the southern slope of the Jura mountains up to Balmberg which offers spectacular views of the Mittelland region. Solothurn’s incomparable baroque old town welcomes you to stroll past richly adorned fountains, spires and churches.

The Cathedral of St. Ursus with its magnificent outer staircase is a particularly impressive sight (PostBus stop Solothurn, Baseltor). In addition to the annual Film and Literature Festival, Solothurn’s cultural landscape also includes numerous museums.

Waldegg Castle and nearby Verena Gorge are well worth a visit (PostBus stop Feldbrunnen, Station).

The Balmberg recreational area offers a wide range of leisure activities and magnificent views of the Aare Valley and the Alps (PostBus stop Oberbalmberg, Kurhaus).

No doubt observant passengers will soon discover the ruins of an old castle in Balmfluh’s wall of rock. (Stop Balm b. Günsberg, Post).

The impressive hike from Weissenstein via Oberbalmberg and down to the Balsthal valley is part of the Jura Höhenweg (ridgeway) – and the small Oberbalmberg skiing area vouches family fun in the snow for all. (PostBus stop Oberbalmberg, Kurhaus).

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here

Timetable 40.012

Route open all year


Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Tel. +41 58 667 13 60

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport not possible? The vehicle with the rear carrier is temporarily unavailable.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments:
Some departures (high-floor vehicles with wheelchair lifting device). Low-floor vehicles may be requested: advance notice by telephone required no later than 3 hours before departure, tel. no. +41 58 667 13 60


Explore the area of the Balmberg Route on foot

Or on the well-marked hiking trail system


If you have any questions, please contact the partners directly. The contact details can be found in the links.