A delightful journey of real scenic contrasts as you cross the Alps on the comfortable PostBus
The Palm Express links the alpine resort of St. Moritz in the Graubünden region with Lugano, an Italian speaking town in the very south of Switzerland.
Leaving St. Moritz on the distinctive yellow PostBus, you'll make your way past Lake Sils and very slowly upwards into the mountains. The Maloja mountain pass is an extraordinary route with beautiful views all around. After winding your way though the mountains, you'll make your way down through the Val Bregaglia and cross the border into Italy. There's a short stop in Chiavenna to stretch your legs and enjoy your first palm trees before driving alongside Lake Como. Lake Lugano soon appears and you'll cross back into Switzerland before arrival in the town of Lugano itself.
This fabulous journey can easily be combined with the Glacier Express or Gotthard Panorama Express to make a grand tour of Switzerland.
Suggested two and multi centre holidaysHolidays can be enjoyed in reverse order and extended
Our suggested itineraries can be changed to fit your own requirements with higher grade hotels, upgraded rooms and additional centres. Other combinations are also available. Call us on 0800 619 1200.
St. Moritz and Lugano Holiday suggestion can be tailor made
Lugano and Pontresina Holiday suggestion can be tailor made
Palm Express details
The Palm Express operates once a day on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays throughout the year, plus daily services mid June-mid October.
Journey time is around 4 hours.
Palm Express costs
Seat reservations are essential and are included in the price.
St. Moritz to Lugano or vice versa £40 per person
Prices are a guide and will vary according to itinerary. They are valid only with the Half Fare Card (included with your holiday).