Ofen Pass–Pass Costainas–S-charl

Way of St. James 43, SchweizMobil

Immerse yourself in the rugged countryside of Val S-charl.

Take the Postbus from Zernez to the summit of the Ofen Pass, the starting point of your hike. The path leads via Alp da Munt to Alp Champatsch where you start following the signs for the “Way of St. James Grisons 43”. The trail climbs steeply to the top of Pass Costainas and then immediately begins to descend gently past Alp Astras and on to the charming village of S-charl. Why don’t you relax here for a while and enjoy a regional specialty in one of the cosy restaurants before you catch a PostBus back to Scuol.

Hiking time: approx. 5 hours
Level of difficulty: medium

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.

Route not open all year

Special comments:
Service between Scuol and S-charl in the summer season


For the 81111 line (departure 09.34 from Zernez, staziun), the obligatory seat reservations can be made up until 17.30 the day before.

Reserve online (Reservation Engadine–Merano Route)

For groups of 10 and more, seat reservations are necessary. Online or by telephone.

Bicycle transport

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

Increased capacity to transport bicycles in the summer.

The 81111 line (departure 09.34 from Zernez, staziun) does not provide bicycle transport. On the remaining stretches Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.

Advance reservation is recommended and is required for 6 bicycles and more: Tel. +41 81 856 10 90 Mon–Fri from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wheelchair accessibility

Limited wheelchair access to the postbus

Special comments:
not all services are wheelchair-accessible. For information:

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
East sector
7550 Scuol

Opening hours

Mondays through Fridays
8.00–12.00 h and 14.00–17.00 h