The ancient, picturesque village

After winding its way up from Lugano, the postbus reaches the arch at Carona. This charming village has been home to many artists, who have all left their mark.

As in any love story, Carona must first be conquered, but visitors make it up there, it’s they who are bowled over. This is what happened to author Hermann Hesse who often came up from Montagnola, where he lived, to Carona, to whose charm he too succumbed.

The San Grato Park’s first azaleas blossomed in Carona in the 1960s, and its delightful swimming pool in lush green surroundings was opened not long after.

Carona is both easy and conveniently reached by postbus. So they can manoeuvre through the narrow arch, they are equipped with special rear-view mirrors and adjustable trim. Furthermore, in these models, the air conditioning unit is not mounted on the roof, as in other vehicles, but built into the engine compartment.

Once in Carona, the panorama is truly exceptional.

Carona and its surrounding area offer a wealth of possibilities for a totally unforgettable stay. Options include the Calina Observatory, the Six Church Trail or the splendid San Grato Botanic Park, depending on your preferences.

Additional information

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.

Route open all year


Seating for school groups and parties is limited. Reservation mandatory for groups of more than 10. Reservation in writing required two working days in advance (Mon.–Fri. before 15.00 h) 

Phone: 0840 852 852

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

No guarantee of wheelchair access to the postbus

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
Sales office
Via Serafino Balestra 4
6900 Lugano