Two women alighting from a bus, with green mountains in the background.  ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melina Reuteler / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Postbus in Abländschen

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Mobility in the region

Gstaad is a relatively compact holiday region. Those who discover the region by public transport, e-bike, bike or on foot are moving efficiently and sustainably. Those who still want to get around by car will find a well-developed network of main roads, but must also expect narrow and winding roads, especially in the side valleys. In winter, snow must be expected on the roads.

Two e-bikers riding along a forest path with a wooden bridge in front of them.

E-Bike Route Gstaad – Turbach – Wintermatte – Bissen – Gstaad

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

On foot or by e-bike/bike

You can discover the most beautiful sides of the region on foot or on an e-bike/bike. This is not only environmentally friendly, but also keeps you fit and makes you happy.
Most village centres are ideal for a leisurely stroll, discovering the beautiful houses and perhaps buying a regional product. Walking through the narrow streets and alleys, observant people discover new corners and spend time in the fresh air. Anyone who uses an e-bike or bike can quickly reach the other villages or valleys in the region. Or discover their new favourite trail.

With public transport

The Destination Gstaad benefits from an extensive public transport network, both within the region itself and beyond. The main mode of transport is the "MOB" (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) railway and a number of PostBus routes. The MOB links up the villages of Château-d'Oex, Rougemont, Saanen, Gstaad, Schönried, Saanenmöser and Zweisimmen. The PostBus lines mainly serve the side valleys of Turbach, Lauenen, Gsteig and the villages of Gstaad, Saanen, Schönried and Saanenmöser with a finer network of stops.
Ski buses run between the valley stations of the mountain railways in Gstaad and Saanen in winter from mid-December to mid-March. Use is free of charge - even without a ski pass.

Blue electric postbus driving on a beautiful mountain road in Abländschen.

PostBus line Saanen - Mittelberg - Abländschen - Jaun

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Ann-Julie Tritten / Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Free public transport with Gstaad Card

In the spirit of sustainability, public transport in 2nd class is included / free of charge throughout the year during your stay in the Gstaad Card experience area between Saanenland and Simmental. 

Only on the four GoldenPass Express (GPX) trains per day between Montreux - Gstaad – Interlaken the seating capacity is very limited due to high demand and no transport guarantee can be given! The MOB and the tourism organisations recommend using the other connections.

For the GPX trains, it is urgent to buy a seat reservation. In the prestige class of the GPX, reservation is even compulsory. Reservations can be purchased directly from the GoldenPass Express website

The following public transport is included

All year

  • Train between Lenk - Zweisimmen - Gstaad – Rougemont (MOB) 
  • Bus between Lenk and Simmenfälle (AFA) 
  • Bus between Lenk and Bühlberg (AFA) 
  • Bus between Lenk - REKA - Boden - Lenk (AFA) 
  • Bus between Lenk and Iffigenalp (summer) / Alpenrösli (winter) (AFA) 
  • Bus between Gstaad and Saanenmöser (PostBus) 
  • Bus between Gstaad and Lauenensee (summer) / Lauenen (winter) (PostBus) 
  • Bus between Gstaad - Turbach - Bissen - Gstaad (PostBus) 
  • Bus between Gstaad and Col du Pillon/Glacier 3000 (PostBus) 
  • Bus between Zweisimmen – Mannried – Grubenwald (PostBus) 

 

Summer service only 

  • E-Bus between Saanen, Mittelberg, Abländschen and Jaun, Bergbahnen (PostBus) 
  • Bus between Lenk and Laubbärgli (AFA) 

 

Winter service only 

  • Bus between Lenk - Betelberg valley station - Lenk - Metschbahnen valley station (AFA). 
  • Bus between Matten Dorf - St. Stephan - Lengenbrand (AFA) 

 

Bookable with the Gstaad Card as reduced payment during the summer (latest 17:00 the day before): 

  • Hiking taxis Sparenmoos and Seebergsee: +41 33 722 11 33

 

The bus to Sparenmoos is NOT included in the Gstaad Card!

 

Obligatory reservation for public transportation

For groups of ten or more, reservations are obligatory both at the train stations and at the bus companies (also with the GstaadCard). 

Therefore, reserve the seats for your group early (at the latest two working days before the trip at 12:00): 

  • MOB: train station Gstaad: bahnhof.gstaad@mob.ch or train station Zweisimmen: zweisimmen@mob.ch 
  • PostBus: +41 848 100 222 
  • tpf Bus: +41 26 351 02 00 
  • AFA bus Lenk: +41 33 673 74 74 
  • Hiking taxi Sparenmoos/Seebergsee: +41 33 722 11 33 

For groups of ten or more, reservations are obligatory both at the train stations and at the bus companies (also with the GstaadCard). School classes of compulsory schools are exempt from this regulation. Information is available at the Gstaad and Zweisimmen train stations. 

* The Junior Card is NOT accepted in combination with the GstaadCard! The GstaadCard is NOT valid for dogs and bicycles/mountain bikes. A normal ticket must be purchased for these.


With the car

The preferred means of transport in the Gstaad holiday region is public transport or your own muscle power. 

If you still want to use your car, there is a well-developed network of main roads, but you will have to reckon with narrow and winding roads, especially in the side valleys. Crossing manoeuvres and reversing are always necessary.
Snow on the roads is to be expected in winter.

A turquoise blue vintage car drives along a road, past mountains with trees and meadows in the background. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Mattias Nutt Photography / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Vintage car on the road

View of the snow-covered village of Saanen with the church and Gstaad and mountains in the background. ©  (c) Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Winter village of Saanen with mountain panorama

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