Chur–Bellinzona Route

Chur–S. Bernardino–Bellinzona

The Chur – Bellinzona Route takes you on a historical journey of discovery. Enjoy the smooth ride through contrasting scenery and climatic conditions – and a world rich in cultural variety.

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The Chur–Bellinzona Route leads, from Chur, through Domleschg, the Viamala, the San-Bernardino tunnel and Misox to Bellinzona.

Discover first the extraordinary charm of Chur, Switzerland’s oldest town. Shortly after Reichenau you come to the broad Domleschg valley region, home to the largest number of castles in any one place throughout Europe. After Thusis, sidetrack with a visit to view the raging waters of Viamala Gorge, you won’t regret it! World-renowned is also the St. Martin’s church in Zillis (PostBus stop, Zillis, posta).

Indulge in wellbeing at the Andeer resort with a mineral bath, sidetrack to Juf, highest-lying community in Europe populated year-round, or get closer to marmots on the Avers trail (PostBus stop Andeer, Tgavugl). From here the wild and rugged Roffla Gorge winds its way up to Rheinwald. The Crestawald castle museum is also worth a visit (PostBus stop, Sufers) – reached after an approximately twenty-minute march on foot. Splügen warms hearts with its tidy villages and the winter promise of snow in skiing areas (PostBus stop, Splügen, Post). From here the way leads inside the famous San Bernardino Tunnel – or over the top of it between June and October – alternatively, you can switch transport and travel the Splügen Pass, direction Chiavenna.

From here the way leads through the amazing San-Bernardino Tunnel – and those keen to do the trip over the top should postpone a trip until between mid-June and mid-October – after which, you find yourself at the heart of a beautiful region for snowshoeing, mountain tours, hikes and source of pure and healthy mineral water (PostBus stop San Bernardino, Posta). And let’s not forget cultural treasures such as the San Martino church or the Burgkastell in Mesocco (PostBus stop Mesocco, Stazione). Following Grono, starting point for hikes in the wild and romantic Val Calanca; you then reach the valley bottom. And Bellinzona naturally greets you with its characteristic hospitality and warmth… and views of the famous three castles that also share a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Audio guide

For this route, an audio guide is available on the PostBus app. The spoken information accompanies your trip and can also be downloaded beforehand on your smartphone.  

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Obligatory seat reservations up until 1 hour before departure in Chur/Bellinzona.
 Reserve online

For groups of 10 people and more, reservations through Tel. +41 (0)58 386 31 66.

Travel dates/Validity

Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information

Timetable information

 Timetable 90.171

Contact details

PostBus Switzerland Ltd
Graubünden Region
Chur Office
7003 Chur

Tel.: +41 58 386 31 66 (information)
Mon-Fri 08.00-17.30
Tel.: +41 58 386 32 83 (reservations)
Mon-Fri 08.00-17.30
Mon-Sun and public holidays 08.00-12.00 / 13.15-17.00
Fax: +41 58 667 38 51

Bicycle transport

Limited number of bicycle transport fixtures in/on the vehicle

Special comments:
Limited bike transport space. Unfortunately we are not able to take reservations for bike space for the transportation of bikes.
Also see timetable  90.541 (regional routes).

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

Special comments:
Not all journey legs wheelchair accessible. Information through Tel. +41 (0)58 386 32 83


Discover the Chur-Bellinzona region on foot