The Four Headwaters Trail - A diverse hike

Gotthard pass route, Nufenen pass route and Furka pass route

The Four Headwaters Trail is a family-friendly, marked hiking trail of 85 km leading to the sources of the four rivers Rhine, Reuss, Ticino and Rhone. It can be covered in stages of several individual days or a five-day hiking tour.

Experience the peaks and glaciers of Europe’s greatest watershed. The Four Headwaters Trail will take you into the fabled Gotthard Massif to the sources of the four great rivers: the Rhine, Reuss, Ticino and Rhone, flowing to all four quarters of the compass. The mountain trails can be covered in five days, with the nights spent in the mountain huts directly along the trail or at cosy hotels in the nearby villages.

Escape the rat race and enjoy the cultural and natural diversity which await you in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

The postbus takes you comfortably and easily to the starting and finishing points of the Four Headwaters Trail.

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.

Timetable no. 62.111 Gotthard and  Nufenen pass routes
Timetable no. 12.681 Furka pass route

Route not open all year


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required on the previous day until 16.00 h at the latest. Tel. +41 58 448 20 08

Reservations are required for some departures. See timetable.

Special comments:
No guarantee of seating

Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.

Special comments:
Seats are limited. Reservations required. Reservation for bicycle transport required before 16.00 h on the day before by calling +41 58 448 20 08

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments:
Advance reservation required by 16.00 h on the day before travel, phone +41 58 448 20 08

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
Sale / Central Alps region
Postautostation 1
3011 Berne