In a single day, the Susten–Furka–Grimsel Pass Route from Meiringen takes you through deep valleys and high mountain passes to see the sights without having to change transport along the way. Sit back, relax and watch the breathtakingly beautiful landscapes at the heart of the Alps pass in front of your eyes!
The Susten–Furka–Grimsel Pass route starts at the Meiringen railway station and takes you on an afternoon journey across three spectacular mountain passes.
On the way to the Susten Pass, the postbus crosses no less than 25 bridges and passes through 25 tunnels. Another highlight to explore along the route is the famous Stone Glacier (PostBus stop Steingletscher, Susten).
The views of the Gotthard mountain range and the Urseren Valley from the top of the Furka Pass are breathtaking. From there, the mountain road continues past the Rhone Glacier and into the Valais region.
In Gletsch (PostBus stop Gletsch, Post) you then have to change transport to another postbus vehicle. And why not replenish resources with a delicious bite to eat at the Grand Hotel Glacier du Rhone before continuing your journey!
The Grimsel Pass road leads along many sparkling reservoir lakes with more marvelous views to enjoy (PostBus stop Grimsel Pass).
Fares: Susten–Furka–Grimsel Pass Route from Meiringen
GA, day pass, Swiss travel pass, Children up to 6 years, Children from 6 to 16 years with a junior card: free
Half-fare travel card, Swiss transfer ticket, Children from 6 to 16 years: CHF 55.20
Adults without reduction: CHF 110.40
You can conveniently obtain a suitable ticket here:
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.
Route not open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
View timetable online
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
Not all journey legs wheelchair accessible. Hand-pushed wheelchairs only.
Information available through Tel. +41 58 448 20 08
Discover the Grimsel–Susten–Furka Pass region on foot
or by bike
or by mountain bike
Sale / Central Alps region
Phone+41 58 448 20 08
The meringue owes its name to its birthplace Meiringen. Here, inspired by the white and powdery surrounding summits, a sweet-toothed Italian gave birth to the meringue. And the delicious treat is enjoyed even more in its original birthplace, as you also delight in an equally as enjoyable scenic treat!
Telephone+41 33 972 45 45
Internetwww.meiringen.ch (in german)
Tourism Center Meiringen
Telephone+41 33 972 50 50
The "Kirchet" rock barrier was an obstacle since the ice ages. The Aare ultimately overcame it as it carved its way through the gorge which is up to 180 meters deep, 1.4 km long and only one meter wide in some parts.
Telephone+41 33 971 40 48
Internetwww.aareschlucht.ch (in german)
Near Lake Grimsel, a mountain inn had been built as early as 1142. During the construction of the power plant between the two world wars the inn was burned down and rebuilt on the Nollen. The first electrically heated house in Europe is well worth a visit.
Telephone+41 33 982 26 60
On descending from the Furka Pass the former 127-year old Belvédère Hotel & Restaurant comes into view. And at around 180 meters from here, a cool place to be inspired - namely, in the bluish and almost mystic light of the annually newly constructed glacial ice grotto!
Telephone+41 27 924 38 24
People have traveled through the Gotthardreusstal valley since the Bronze Age. The road through the Schöllenen Gorge opened up at the end of the 12th century. The "Spraying Bridge" was later renamed Devil's Bridge, marking another step in the long history of this route.
Needing access to the Gotthard Pass the canton of Bern began in 1811 with the construction of the "communications strasse" After the Simplon this was the second modern road crossing the Alps. The current road dates from the 1940s. It was designed as a scenic route and carefully integrated into the landscape.
Andermatt began to come alive around the middle of the 19th century with the opening of the Gotthard pass road to traffic. Following the opening of the notorious Gotthard Tunnel, Andermatt then primarily developed into a place of military and touristic significance. Now, owing to the construction of a huge tourist resort courtesy of an Egyptian investor, Andermatt is expected to once again shine in all its former glory.
Behind the Raeterichsboden dam wall, on the way over the Grimsel Pass, lays the Raeterichsboden reservoir and artificial lake. And below the dam wall the entrance to underground KWO power plant is discovered - a place where the fascinating world of crystal is also revealed.
From 1982, following the inauguration of the Furka Tunnel between Realp and Oberwald, rail trips over the pass came to a halt. But as luck would have it, railway fans rekindled the old steam train as time went on. And today the tourist attraction warms the hearts of many who wish to cross the alpine pass by steam train in once-upon-a-time fashion!
The Furka Pass connects the Urseren Valley in canton Uri with Goms in canton Valais, by means of a most impressive mountain pass road. Looking west you view the former Hotel Belvédère in all its ancient glory; from where you have access to the far end of the Rhone Glacier. Two hundred years ago the glacier extended all the way down to Gletsch.
Gletsch, a name rooted in the German for glacier, and formerly an important transit station on crossing the Alps. Here was the place to swap horses before continuing a carriage ride and journey over the closest Furka or Grimsel mountain passes.
Start of the 1982 completed Furka Tunnel is in Oberwald. And thanks to this opening, the once totally cut-off town developed into a popular tourist resort.
In particular, Oberwald warms the hearts of cross-country fans.
The Reichenbach Falls are made up of seven waterfalls and owe their international fame to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his fictive Sherlock Holmes figure. And of course Sherlock Holmes fell into the turbulent waters together with his sworn enemy on May 4, 1891 following a bitter fight.
Telephone+41 33 982 26 26
Steingletscher - Stein Glacier - is a glacial valley south of the Susten Pass. Below the Stein Lake, fed by the glacial waters, lies the Hotel Steingletcher - a popular excursion point for regional mountain hikes, as well as popular stop for bikers, cyclists and naturally postbuses.
In 1799, in the surroundings of the Devil's Bridge, triumphant battle for the Russians took place under the commando of General Suvorov against the French. And the erected Suvorov Memorial in Fels serves as reminder of the Russian soldiers who lost their lives in battle.
The rugged Schollenen Canyon, through which a tunnel leads today, was always a difficult place to cross. And according to famous legend, the first bridge to cross it was constructed with the aid of the devil.
The village of Wassen is primarily famous thanks to its very unique little church. And the small church owes its fame to its position in relation to the Gotthard railway. On climbing in height and passing two tunnels, passengers view the little church three times - and strangely enough, first from the right, followed by the left and then on the right again!