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Susten Pass route

Meiringen–Susten–Göschenen–Andermatt

On the way up to the Susten Pass, the Postbus crosses no fewer than 25 bridges and travels through 25 tunnels. 

The Susten Pass connects the canton of Uri with the canton of Bern. The 45-kilometre-long mountain pass is one of the newer passes in the Swiss Alps. It was only built between 1938 and 1945. The pass is mainly used by tourists and is generally only open from June to October.

Shortly after departure in Meiringen, you will reach the Aare Gorge (PostBus stop Aareschlucht, Ost). A 1,400-metre-long and 200-metre-deep natural wonder. You can wander over the walkways and through the tunnels on a safe and easy hike through the imposing gorge, lasting around 45 minutes.

South of the Susten Pass, the famous Stein Glacier is waiting to be discovered (PostBus stop Steingletscher, Susten). It is 4.3 km long and covers an area of almost 8 km². When the glacier retreated in the mid-19th century, the Steinsee lake formed in the plain of the former glacier tongue.

The Schöllenen Gorge with the Devil’s Bridge and the Suvorov memorial are the other highlights that the mountain pass has to offer. A striking image of the devil painted in red in 1950 by the Uri artist Heinrich Danioth is emblazoned on the rock face above the legendary Devil’s Bridge. The large Suvorov memorial carved in stone near the Devil’s Bridge commemorates the battles that took place in the Schöllenen Gorge in 1799. It is dedicated to the Russian general Alexander Suvorov and his fallen soldiers.

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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.

Savings tip: next time you buy an online or mobile ticket, consider supersaver tickets. They allow you to travel on selected PostBus routes with a discount in relation to the standard ticket price. Available supersaver tickets can be purchased by clicking on Timetable or directly in the SBB app. The discount is indicated as a percentage.

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Timetable / travel information

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

Timetable no. 31.162 Meiringen–Susten–Andermatt

Route does not run all year round. 

Reservations

For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. +41 58 448 20 08

Some journeys must be booked in advance. See timetable.

Bicycle transport

Bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle. More information can be found under Bicycle and PostBus.

Bicycle transport possible, limited number of seats, reservation required. +41 58 448 20 08

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

Pre-registration requested by 4 p.m. on the day before travel. +41 58 448 20 08

Contact details

Address

PostBus Ltd
Sale / Central Alps region
Postautostation 1
3011 Berne
Switzerland