Palm Express

From St. Moritz to Lugano

Map Palm Express

From the impressive glaciers of Engadin to the lovely palm trees of Lugano: The Palm Express invites visitors to a pleasantly diverse four-hour PostBus journey.

After leading over the Maloja pass, the road winds down to the Val Bregaglia. At astasegna, travellers cross the Swiss-Italian border and little later arrive at the charming Italian town of Chiavenna. The journey’s final destination is Lugano, city of Mediterranean flair and one of Ticino’s main urban areas.

Facts
  • Leg: St. Moritz–Chiavenna–Menaggio–Lugano
  • Distance: 178 km
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min
  • Webseite: Palm Express

Important: Passport or identity card required for border crossing to Italy

Food & Beverages
No catering services on the Postbus.
Timetable

The PostBuses operate as follows:

  • From St. Moritz and Lugano: year-round operation; one PostBus course every Friday, Saturday and Sunday; daily operation from 20 Dec 2019–5 Jan 2020 and from 05 Jun–18 Oct 2020
  • St. Moritz–Menaggio–Lugano departure at 10.25 h from St. Moritz railway station
  • Lugano–Menaggio–St. Moritz departure at 15.31 h from Lugano Stazione Nord

Timetable for Palm Express

Tickets & Reservation

Ticket

  • This route is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travelcard.

Reservation

  • Reservation required; free reservation no later than 08.30 h on the travel day: To reservations
  • Reservation required for groups of 10 or more persons, phone +41 (0)58 341 34 92
  • No surcharge applies