Grimsel Pass Route


The Grimsel Pass route offers a wide variety of attractions for adventurous travelers and nature enthusiasts. Enjoy the many sparkling man-made lakes in a magnificent alpine setting.

The Grimsel region is situated between Titlis and Finsteraarhorn, near the century-old mountain passes Grimsel and Susten. 

As of the end of May, the postbuses cross the Grimsel pass on a regular schedule departing at Meiringen, using the old road over the pass for some of the journey. 

The steepest mountain railway of Europe, the Gelmer funicular in Handegg, provides some adrenalin kicks, and takes the visitors to the Gelmer lake. 

With the Sidelhorn cable car you can glide effortlessly from the Grimsel Hospice hotel to the foot of the Sidelhorn, crossing the Grimsel lake. From there, the hiking trails lead to the Sidelhorn summit as well as to the Trübten lake. 

Numerous beautiful routes take the hikers around the Räterichsboden lake, the Grimsel lake and the Oberaar lake as well. 

The power plants and galleries as well as the unique cristal cavern can be discovered on a guided visit. 

The journey continues across the Grimsel Pass to Gletsch where the Furka steam train is waiting for a nostalgic ride. The Grimsel Pass route ends in Oberwald (Valais).

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.

Timetable / travel information

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

Timetable no. 31.161 Meiringen–Grimsel–Oberwald

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.

Bicycle transport

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

Special comments:
biycle carry-on possible, limited space available, reservation required: tel. +41 58 448 20 08.

Wheelchair accessibility

Limited wheelchair access to the postbus

Special comments:
not all services are wheelchair-accessible. More info on +41 58 448 20 08.


Explore the area of the Grimsel Pass route on foot:

or by bike:

or by mountain bike:

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
Sale / Central Alps region
Postautostation 1
3011 Berne