Palm Express Swiss Scenic Postbus routePalm Express Postbus
Experience a Postbus journey full of contrasts, from glaciers to palm trees. The journey takes you over the Maloja Pass, through Val Bregaglia to Chiavenna (Italy), and then along Lake Como and Lake Lugano, before reaching the city of Lugano.
The Palm Express starts in St. Moritz and takes you on a journey to Lugano taking around four hours. Enjoy a visit to the world-famous cosmopolitan holiday resort of St .Moritz, where you’ll find first-class hotels and exclusive shops. You then pass through Upper Engadin, with its traditional villages of Silvaplana and Sils, before reaching Maloja.
The Mediterranean influence can be felt as soon as you enter Val Bregaglia. In Castasegna, you’ll cross the border to Italy and be able to cool off under the first palm trees on the route through the market town of Chiavenna.
The Palm Express then takes you past the deep blue lakes of Mezzola and Como, with their quaint holiday villages of Sorico, Gera Lario, Domaso, Gravedona, Dongo and Menaggio. You can also enjoy the view of Lake Lugano.
After reaching Gandria, you head back towards Switzerland. In this picturesque village on Monte Brè, you’d think you were by the Mediterranean. From there, it’s just a short hop to Lugano, the vibrant hub of Ticino.
Palm Express Postbus Highlights
The Palm Express is a Post bus route connecting St. Moritz with Lugano. It is the quickest way to get from the Engadin to Southern Switzerland from June until October. The journey over the Maloja Pass and along Lake Como and Lake Lugano 4 hours and is very scenic. You don't want to miss out on one of the best but tours in Switzerland!