The Belle Époque train passing in front of a snowy mountain landscape. ©  (c) unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

The Saanenland and Simmental now offer unrestricted mobility in winter, too

A Postbus drives past houses. It is winter. ©  (c) PostAuto AG / PostAuto AG

Sustainable mobility with public transport

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Mobility in the region

Gstaad is a relatively compact holiday region. Travelling here is efficient and sustainable, if you discover the region by public transport, on foot or perhaps even by bike on the snow. Those who still want to get around by car will find a well-developed main road network, but must be prepared for narrow and winding roads, especially in the side valleys.
In winter, the roads can be covered in snow!

 Group of people walking on a winter hiking trail with a snowy mountain backdrop. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Winter hiking as the day winds down.

 Snowy Gstaad promenade with lights. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Illuminated Gstaad promenade at dusk.

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On foot or by bike

The most beautiful parts of the region can be explored on foot. This is not only environmentally friendly, but also keeps you fit and happy. Most village centres are perfect for a relaxed stroll to discover the beautiful houses and perhaps buy a regional product. Walking through the narrow streets and alleys, observant people discover new corners and spend time in the fresh air. Anyone who gets on their bike in winter will discover a different side to biking.

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.

A Postbus drives past houses. It is winter.

Sustainable mobility with public transport

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©  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

Public transport with the Gstaad Card

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

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.

View of the snow-covered village of Saanen with the church and Gstaad and mountains in the background.

Winter village of Saanen with mountain panorama

©  (c) Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

The parking spaces in the villages of Gstaad, Saanen, Schönried, Saanenmöser and Zweisimmen are managed by the municipalities of Saanen and Zweisimmen and some by Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG. Along with cash, the parking fees and registration for free can be made with different apps on the most parking spaces:

  • ParkingPay: Municipalities Saanen and Zweisimmen + Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG
  • EasyPark: Municipality Saanen
  • Twint: Municipalities Saanen and Zweisimmen
  • Pay by Phone: Municipality Saanen and Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG


Overview parking spaces

  • Gstaad (Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG parking spaces at the Eggli and Wispile valley stations: CHF 5.00 per day)
  • Saanen (Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG parking spaces at the Rübeldorf (Saanen-Eggli) valley station: CHF 5.00 per day)
  • Schönried (At the Horneggli valley station, parking fees are also payable in summer. Fees are payable for the remaining parking spaces in winter only)
  • Saanenmöser (Fees are only payable in winter)
  • Zweisimmen (Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG parking spaces at the Rinderberg valley station: CHF 5.00 per day)
  • BDG parking spaces including management and validity of BDG parking cards
  • Parking spaces at the Wasserngrat (Gstaad), La Videmanette (Rougemont), Gsteig and Lauenen valley stations are free of charge (when the skilifts are running).