Klausen Pass Route

Flüelen–Klausen–Linthal Valley

The Klausen Pass Route will take you to the birthplace of Wilhelm Tell. Explore the extraordinary region between Flüelen and Linthal, which is widely used for Alpine faming. A journey to the roots of Switzerland in Canton Uri and Canton Glarus.

Since 1922, the Klausen Pass route has taken visitors over the Klausen Pass from Flüelen to Linthal. To get to Flüelen, take a lovely ride on a nostalgic paddle steamer across Lake Lucerne.

Enjoy the sweeping views of the majestic mountain ranges and turn back the pages of history on the “Swiss Path” that leads you to numerous historic sites. Relaxation is assured with a swim in the lake or a visit to the Kneipp facility (PostBus stop Flüelen, Railway Station). On the Altdorf village square - impossible to miss - stands a statue of Wilhelm Tell and his son Walter. To learn more about the Swiss national hero, stop in at the Tell Museum in Bürglen (PostBus stop Bürglen, Post Office).

The journey continues through the rugged Schächental Valley. You may want to explore it on foot on a stunning mountain hiking path leading in easy ups and downs along the sunny side of the valley from Klausen Pass (PostBus stop Unterschächen, Untere Balm) to Eggberge.

Be sure to take a break at the hotel at the top of Klausen Pass for some refreshments and to enjoy the unspoiled mountain scenery (PostBus stop Balm (Klausen)). An exciting ride through a few hairpin turns will take you down to Urnerboden, Switzerland’s largest Alp. In Linthal a variety of tours is available to discover the mountains of Glarus (PostBus stop Linthal, Railway Station). The route across Klausen Pass is part of Via Alpina, an international long-distance trail that runs the length of the Alps from Slovenia all the way to Monaco.

Highlights

  • Boat trip to Flüelen
  • Lido and Kneipp resort in Flüelen
  • Tell Museum in Bürglen (canton of Uri)
  • Schächental mountain trail
  • Klausen Pass with the Klausenpasshöhe Hotel

Travel details

Getting there: You can travel to Flüelen by train, Tellbus or with the boat from Lucerne. Take the 408 Postbus from the train station in Flüelen and enjoy the picturesque journey over the Klausen Pass to Linthal. The train departs from here when travelling back home.

Timetable information

View timetable online

Timetable 60.409 Flüelen–Klausen–Linthal

Reservations

For single passengers & groups of less than 9 people, no reservations are possible. Reservations for groups of 10 and more are a must! Tel. +41 58 448 06 22

Travel dates/Validity

Postbus route 409 Flüelen–Klausen–Linthal is not open all year round
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information

Bicycle transport

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

Special comments:
Limited number of seats. Reservations are a must!. Tel. +41 58 448 06 22

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments:
not all services are wheelchair-accessible. Registration by phone: +41 58 448 06 22

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Discover the Klausen Pass region on foot

Contact details

PostBus Ltd
Landenbergstrasse 36
P.O. Box 3642    
6002 Lucerne

Phone
+41 58 448 06 22

E-mail
central@postbus.ch

Internet
www.postbus.ch/central