Central Alps Passes: Nufenen–Furka–Gotthard Pass Route


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.

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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.

Important information:
Due to construction and renovation work, the Hotel Glacier-du-Rhône in Gletsch is currently closed. 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: 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 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. 12.686 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. 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


Discover the Nufenen - Furka - Gotthard Pass Route on foot

or by bike

or by mountain bike

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
Engehaldenstrasse 39
3030 Berne