Vals Route

On the tracks of the Walsers - Ilanz–Vals–(Zervreila)

Take the Vals Route from Ilanz to Vals to discover the Vals Valley, an outpost of the Walser culture in a Romansh-speaking region. A visit to the modern thermal baths in Vals is well worthwhile at any time of the year.

Starting out from Ilanz, the Valser line takes you up the Val Lumnezia to the Valsertal valley with its typical Walser farm settlements of St. Martin and Vals. Some of them are still used for traditional pasture activities.

Hikers and tourists in search of peace and quiet will certainly get their money's worth in Vals

The Vals spa offers a deeply relaxing experience with a range of baths and impressive spa infrastructure (PostBus stop: Vals, Therme). But it’s much more than “just” a wellness experience – the spa is a listed building and a masterpiece of aesthetics, lighting and timeless elegance. Architect Peter Zumthor knew how to set the stage for this place of natural power.

Vals is also a great destination for hikers. We recommend the panoramic path via Frunt to Zervreila. In Frunt, make sure you visit the beautifully preserved St. Anna chapel (Sankt Anna Kapelle). By the deep blue waters of the idyllic Zervreila reservoir, you can enjoy some wonderful hikes with views of the majestic Zervreilahorn, also known as the “Matterhorn of Graubünden”, and enjoy a break at the Zervreila restaurant near the dam (PostBus stop: Vals, Zervreila). During the summer season, the Postbus takes you from Zervreila back to Vals.

Routes operate all year round between Ilanz, Bahnhof and Vals, Post.


Ilanz is a charming town with historic buildings and medieval fortifications. It is the gateway to the monumental Rhine Gorge (which you can enjoy on a hike or a river rafting tour, for example). Learn about the local culture in the Museum Regiunal Surselva in Ilanz or the history of the Walser people in the Heimatmuseum Gandahus (PostBus stop: Vals, Post).

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. 90.431

The line from Ilanz to Vals-Post is open all year round

Please note:
Vals, Post–Vals, Zervreila: this route is only operated in the summer season.


For groups of 10 people and more, reservations through Tel. +41 58 341 34 90 or online.

The Surselva bus-taxi (TX) runs only by appointment. Reservations must be made at least 1 hour before the intended departure time. For reservations please call +41 79 720 48 70 (8.00–12.00 / 14.00–20.30h).

Bicycle transport

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

Special comments:
Transportation of bikes restricted. 
No bicycle transport available on routes PubliCar Surselva

Wheelchair accessibility

Limited wheelchair access to the postbus

Special comments:
Not all vehicles are wheelchair-accessible. For information call tel. +41 58 341 34 90


Explore the area of the Vals Route on foot

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
East sector
Gürtelstrasse 14
7130 Ilanz

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