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.
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).
Discover the world of Sasso San Gottardo at the top of the pass, home to the historic Gotthard fortress and a piece of history way ahead of its time. Discover the myth of Gotthard! Located deep inside the mountain, this Swiss army artillery fortress was top secret until just a few years ago. 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 then 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 Four Springs Trail.
Fares: Nufenen–Furka–Gotthard Pass Route from Airolo
GA travelcard, 1-day travelpass, Swiss Travel Pass, children up to 6 years of age, children aged 6-16 years with a Junior Card: free
Half-fare travel card, Swiss half-fare card, children aged 6-16 years: CHF 64.60
Adults without reduction: CHF 129.20
You can conveniently obtain a suitable ticket here:
You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.
Timetable no. 12.686 Airolo–Nufenen–Oberwald–Furka–Andermatt–Gotthard–Airolo (Nufenen–Furka–Gotthard Pass Route)
Route not open all year
We recommend that individual passengers reserve a seat before 16.00 h the day before travelling.Reserve online
For groups of 10 and more, seat reservations must be made by latest 16.00 h on the day before. Tel. +41 58 448 20 08.
No guarantee of seating
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.
Reservations are a must and can be made up until 16.00 the day before. Tel. +41 58 448 20 08. Transport of electro-bikes and bike trailers is unfortunately not possible.
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
Pre-registration requested by 4 p.m. on the day before travel +41 58 448 20 08
Discover the Nufenen - Furka - Gotthard Pass Route on foot
or by bike
or by mountain bike