PubliCar Vaud
From stop to stop with the on-demand bus

PubliCar Vaud is an on-demand bus service that you can reserve easily and conveniently for your weekend excursions using the PubliCar App. Specify your collection and destination addresses and your chosen time. Then just climb aboard and enjoy your journey!

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Here’s how it works

  • Via app or by telephone

    Install the PubliCar App on your smartphone or call +41 800 60 30 60.

  • Book a journey

    Specify your collection and destination addresses and your chosen time.

  • Climb aboard and enjoy your journey


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Service areas

PubliCar Vaud serves two different zones: a “night” zone and a “day” zone.

“Night” zone: “stop-to-stop” service and serviced areas

The green area is the “night” zone. Journeys alongside the railway tracks are excluded (LEB – SBB – Travys). The application* shows you the journeys and departure times possible for your timetable query, if these are within the service zone and times. The route can be a maximum of 20 km.

* The area offering this service is highlighted in colour in the PubliCar App.

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“Day” zone: “stop-to-stop” service

During the day at weekends, PubliCar only serves Zone 4 “Thierrens”.

Service times

New timetables from 16 December 2022

The “night” zone is served from Friday to Saturday and from Saturday to Sunday from 10.30 p.m. to 2.30 a.m.

The “day” zone is served at the following times:

Zone: 4 – Thierrens

Day Time
Saturday 7 – 11 a.m. and 2.30 – 7.30 p.m.
Sunday and general public holidays
9 – 12 noon and 2.30 – 7 p.m.

Orbe and its surrounding region are served on weekends by PostBus route 10.683 Orbe–Croy-Romainmôtier–Vaulion–Le Pont–Mont d’Orzeires. More information:

TRAVYS routes 385 and 386 now also offer journeys at weekends. More information at travys.chTarget not accessible


Telephone reservations

New timetables from 13 December 2022

Book by calling +41 800 60 30 60 (free of charge), 7 days a week, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Reservations and cancellations can be made by telephone until one hour before departure (during headquarters opening hours). Departures before 6 a.m. must be booked by telephone the previous day at least one hour before headquarters closes.


The same fare regulations apply as for timetabled journeys. A flat fee of 5 francs per person per journey is also charged. This flat fee is waived for children under 6.

A card with 6 journeys for 30 francs can be bought from the driver.

Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines, in the SBB ShopTarget not accessible, via the SBB Mobile appTarget not accessible or from drivers.

Wheelchair accessibility and groups

On the PubliCar App, you can select the “wheelchair” option in the “passengers” booking step. Or you can notify us of this requirement by telephone on 0800 60 30 60.

Using the app, you can book spaces for up to 9 people per order.

PubliCar App

Two smartphones featuring the PubliCar App on the display.

In just a few steps, you’ll be ready for your first booking via the PubliCar App. Our instructions will guide you step by step through app installation.

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