Central Alps Passes: Gotthard–Nufenen–Furka Pass Route

Andermatt–Gotthard–Airolo–Nufenen–Oberwald–Gletsch–Furka–Andermatt

On the Gotthard–Nufenen–Furka Pass-Route you’re presented views of the majestic Alps in all their glory. Enjoy a 1-day trip, with no change of transport, from Andermatt over three of the most spectacular mountain passes, and witness the capturing beauty of the surrounding mountain world.

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The Gotthard–Nufenen–Furka Pass route takes you on countless hairpin bends: starting in Andermatt, it crosses three of the most beautiful alpine passes and then returns to the starting point of your journey.

You reach the Gotthard, known as the “King of Passes”, via an impressive mountain road offering views of the historic route (Postbus stop: Gotthard Pass).

At the top of the pass, experience the futuristic themed areas in Sasso San Gottardo and the historic Gotthard fortress. Discover the Gotthard myth! 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 exploring 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 dormitory spaces 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 outstanding views, such as a section of the ViaPostaAlpina or the Four Springs Trail.

On the Nufenen Pass, you will have enough time to enjoy the incredible view (Postbus stop ‘Nufenen Pass’). At 2,478 metres above sea level, this is the highest alpine crossing in Switzerland and is accessible to vehicles.

The journey continues through Valais and along the Furka Pass road, heading past the Rhône Glacier.

On the Furka Pass, a breathtaking view of the Saint-Gotthard Massif and the Urseren Valley awaits you.

Important information: 
Due to construction and renovation work, the Hotel Glacier-du-Rhône in Gletsch is currently closed and the Nufenen-Passhöhe restaurant is not open all day. Catering options and toilet facilities are only available to a limited extent. For this reason, we recommend taking your own food and drink. 

Additional information

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Fares: Gotthard–Nufenen–Furka Pass-Route from Andermatt
GA, day pass, Swiss travel pass, Children up to 6 years, Children from 6 to 16 years with a junior card: free
Half-Fare travelcard, Swiss Half Fare Card, children aged 6-16: CHF 59.80
Adults without reduction: CHF 119.60

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

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 12.685 Andermatt–Gotthard–Airolo–Nufenen–Oberwald–Furka–Andermatt (Gotthard–Nufenen–Furka Pass route)

Route not open all year

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. Reservations Tel. 0848 100 222.

Special comments:
No seat guarantee for groups

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. 0848 100 222. 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 0848 100 222

SwitzerlandMobility

Discover the Gotthard–Nufenen–Furka Pass Route on foot

or by bike

or by mountain bike

Contact details

Address

PostBus Ltd
Engehaldenstrasse 39
3030 Berne
Switzerland