Stopping

Stopping

When you wait at a bus stop, please clearly signal that you wish to get on the bus, especially when it’s dark out or difficult to see. Inside the vehicle, please also clearly indicate when you wish to get off.

Tickets

Tickets

You can buy single tickets, multi-ride tickets, day passes, tickets for kids, for seniors, for certain routes, for specific regions, for use with a half-fare card or with a general season pass. A wide variety of tickets is available and sorting through it can be tricky sometimes.

If you’re not sure, ask the driver which ticket is the right one for you. Many tickets are available directly from the postbus driver.

Most tickets are also available around the clock from the ticket machines: multi-ride tickets, multi-day passes and even monthly passes. Whenever possible, buy your ticket at a machine. This will allow the drivers to leave on time and you are actively helping to keep PostBus on schedule.

More information

Track 7 travelcard: not valid for PostBus routes

The Track 7 travelcard offers unlimited transport on the SBB network and that of some other transport companies to young passengers (up to age 25) from 19.00 to 05.00 h. Due to the tariff structure of the public transport in Switzerland, it is not possible for PostBus to participate in the Track 7 ticket association. Therefore, the Track 7 travelcard is not valid on PostBus routes. Holders of Track 7 travelcards are kindly requested to use the postbus only with a normal, valid ticket.

Range of validity of the Track 7 travelcard

Real-time Information

Real-time Information

Real-time information provides PostBus passengers with exact, up-to-the-minute travel times for each postbus. When they wait at a stop equipped with an electronic information board or use the PostBus app, they know whether their postbus is on time or if it might be delayed. Real-time information is available on all PostBus routes of the A-Welle network and within the area of the Transport Association of Northwestern Switzerland (TNW).

Electronic information displays have been installed at some heavily used PostBus stops. The display is easy to understand:

  • Blinking bus symbol: departure expected in 15 seconds
  • Non-blinking bus symbol: departure expected in 30 seconds
  • Departure time in minutes: real-time information for a particular vehicle, a possible delay is factored into the expected departure time.

Thanks to the QR codes passengers are also able to use their smartphones to obtain real-time information as well as additional regional details at every stop.

Behind the real-time information is a so-called computer-aided operating control system, which provides higher quality data at a faster rate. For one thing, with this system it is easier to keep the postbus drivers in the Northern Switzerland PostBus region well informed. Furthermore, PostBus is able to update passengers specifically and provide the latest information, e.g. about any delays within the route network.

Seating Capacity

Seating Capacity

For reasons of efficiency, regional public transportation is designed for seats as well as standing room.

The PostBus fleet consists of different types of buses with optimal seating arrangements for their assigned routes. For example, city buses with optimized standing room, while long-distance buses or articulated buses are designed for optimized seating.

Take a seat and hold on.

Take a seat and hold on.

Please hold your luggage tightly and secure your shopping or prams. To ensure a punctual and safe ride, get in quickly and keep as far away as possible from the doors. 

Consider other passengers and drivers

Consider other passengers and drivers

Dispose of litter properly, offer a seat when necessary and keep your feet firmly on the ground: Other passengers and your driver will appreciate your consideration.

Treat your driver fairly: he or she thanks you with relaxed and safe driving. 

Disturbance with music / loud telephone calls

Disturbance with music / loud telephone calls

Prove good manners: Thank you for listening to your music and holding telephone conversations in such a way that they don’t disturb your fellow passengers or your driver.

Vandalism

Vandalism

Vandalism harms everyone and causes a bad mood. Thank you for reacting when you see someone deliberately causing damage.