Palm Express

St. Moritz–Menaggio–Lugano

Discover one of the most contrasting trips, from icy glaciers to swaying palms. The scenic journey leads over the Maloja Pass, down through the Val Bregaglia valley to Chiavenna, Italy – and further along the Como and Lugano lakes.

In Italy, FFP2 masks are still compulsory.

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The scenic Palm Express journey starts in St Moritz and takes you on a 4-hour trip from the glaciers of Engadine to the swaying palms of Lugano. And with a view to almost tropical beauty; past the deep blue and dreamlike lakes of the Upper Engadine and to Lombardy in northern Italy (at the border you require either an identity card or passport).

Enjoy a stop at the world-famous and cosmopolitan resort St Moritz – where you meet with first-class hotels, exclusive shopping possibilities and a rich assortment of sport and leisure offers – after which, you traverse the Engadine and view its typical Silvaplana and Sils villages on the way to Maloja.

Entering Val Bregaglia you can’t help but notice the Mediterranean influence – and the valley was home to the famous Giacometti artist family, as well as the Italian artist, Giovanni Segantini, who found great inspiration in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Crossing the Castasegna municipality border, you then find yourself in Italy and have time to stroll through the Chiavenna market stands and enjoy refreshments under the first heart-warming palm trees (PostBus stop Chiavenna, Stazione).

The Palm Express now carries you past the deep blue waters of the Mezzola and Como lakes on to the quaint Sorico, Gera Lario, Domaso, Gravedona, Dongo and Menaggio holiday villages. In addition, you enjoy views of the beautiful Lago Lugano, before you cross the border back into Switzerland at Gandria. This picturesque Mediterranean-like little village on the Monte Brè is practically only a stone‘s throw from Lugano, the metropolis of canton Ticino.

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. 90.631 St. Moritz–Menaggio–Lugano (Palm-Express)

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Seat reservations obligatory by latest 8.30 on the intended day of departure.
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For groups of 10 and more, reservations are a must! For information call tel. see Contact. Limited number of seats. No additional journey made. Reserve online

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

No guarantee of wheelchair access to the postbus

For information call tel. see Contact.

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
East sector
Gürtelstrasse 14
7001 Chur

Opening hours

Telephone contact

Mondays through Fridays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–12 noon and 1.30 p.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday and official holidays closed