Press releases

100 years of Postbus travel over the Gotthard

National

Press release, 15 June 2022

The first Postbuses travelled over the Gotthard Pass in June 1922. And today, 100 years later, passengers can travel by Postbus from Andermatt to Airolo in summer and combine their excursion with the legendary multi-pass journey. The anniversary season begins on 25 June and runs until 9 October 2022. 

Encouraging increase in passenger numbers

National

Press release, 17 March 2022

In 2021, PostBus transported over 135 million passengers, covering a distance of 132 million kilometres. This represents an encouraging rise of 6.5 percent on the previous year, but is still well below the pre-pandemic level (167 million). 

100 years Surbtal route

Northern Switzerland
Solothurn / Aargau

100 years Surbtal route

If it were not for the First World War, there would be no Postbuses in Surbtal today. The plan had originally been to build a railway line from Niederweningen to Döttingen, but because SBB ran out of money for the project, an automobile service was set up instead. What began as a temporary solution ended up as a permanent fixture. 

Significant fall in passenger numbers

Press release 18 March 2021

Last year, for the first time in recent history, PostBus recorded a decline in passenger numbers. The pandemic had a major impact: PostBus transported around 25% fewer passengers in 2020 at 127 million people. At 121 million kilometres, the distance covered was similar to the previous year.

PostBus operations outside Switzerland

National

PRESS RELEASE 30 September 2019

Swiss Post completes sale of CarPostal France to Keolis S.A.

14th OBWALD Folk Culture Festival

Central Switzerland

Press release, 21 June 2019

4-7 July 2019

Egypt - Muota Valley - Appenzell Innerrhoden - Appenzell Ausserrhoden - Nidwalden - Obwalden

This year’s edition of the Obwald Folk Culture Festival is just around the corner. We will once again be on board as transport partner.

PostBus is ready for a fresh start

Press release 13 June 2019

With its simplification under company law, PostBus completes the reorganization of the company. This move sees the implementation of a further measure announced by the Swiss Post Board of Directors in response to the PostBus affair. Thanks to the legal and organizational adjustments, PostBus is well prepared for the future.

Travelling by PostBus

Central Switzerland

Travel to Glaubenberg in the summer season from 13 June to 1 November

The third season of the PostBus tourism route to Glaubenberg is on.
Postbuses travel four times from Entlebuch across the Glaubenberg pass to Langis on weekends and public holidays between 13 June and 1 November. The route is now also operated from Monday to Friday with a departure from Entlebuch, Bahnhof at 08.58 h in the morning and at 13.58 h in the afternoon. The tourism route is very successful, not least because of the attractive public transport circular tour available by train and bus.  

Swiss Post to sell CarPostal France to Keolis S.A.

National

Press release, 27. Mai 2019

Swiss Post is in advanced talks with Keolis S.A. to sell CarPostal France. The interested buyer is a subsidiary of SNCF. The two companies signed an exclusivity agreement for the sale on 16 May.

Lucerne Festival 2018: Traffic-free to the festival with extra trips and night trains

Central Switzerland

Press release, 18.06.2018

Saturday, 30 June 2018 sees the tenth edition of the Lucerne festival take place. And once again festival fans can count on diverse extra trains and buses along with night connections.

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