Palm Express

Palm Express

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Discover one of the most contrast-filled trips by postal bus, from icy glaciers to swaying palms. This scenic route leads over the Maloja Pass, down through the Val Bregaglia to Chiavenna in Italy, and then along Lake Como and Lake Lugano to Lugano.

The Palm Express departs from St. Moritz and takes you on a 4-hour trip from the glaciers of the Engadin to the swaying palms of Lugano – past the deep-blue lakes of the Upper Engadin to Lombardy in northern Italy (at the border you will you require an identity card or passport).
Enjoy a stop in the world-famous resort of St Moritz, where you can find first-class hotels, exclusive shopping outlets and a broad range of sporting and leisure activities. Afterwards, you will travel through the Engadin, with its picturesque villages of Silvaplana and Sils, to Maloja.

As soon as you enter the Val Bregaglia, you can’t help but notice the Mediterranean influence. The valley was once home to the famous Giacometti artist family. In Castasegna, you cross the Swiss border into Italy, and in the market village of Chiavenna you will have time to take a stroll and enjoy refreshments under the first palm trees on the journey.

The Palm Express then takes you past the Mezzola and Como lakes, with their quaint holiday villages of Sorico, Gera Lario, Domaso, Gravedona, Dongo and Menaggio. You are treated to superb views of the beautiful Lago di Lugano before crossing the border back into Switzerland at Gandria. This picturesque village at the foot of Monte Brè almost makes you feel as if you are in the Mediterranean. From here it is just a short distance to Lugano, the metropolis of Canton Ticino.


Travel dates/Prices

The Palm Express line operates during the summer, autumn and winter months. Here you can find the current dates and prices.



Seat reservations are compulsory for the Palm Express, and must be made at the latest by 8.30am on the date of travel: T +41 58 448 35 35 or via the link.

Group reservations are also required for parties of 10 or more persons: T +41 58 448 35 35


PostAuto Schweiz AG
Betriebsstelle Engadin/St. Moritz
7500 St. Moritz
F +41 58 667 49 81

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