Switzerland’s public transport system is recognised as one of the finest in the world, thanks to its dense network of road, bus and train lines. There aren’t any long-distance buses in Switzerland, as trains tend to provide more capacity, are faster, more reliable and also cheaper. Buses serve more as feeder routes that link train stations with out of the way destinations. That being said, travelling by bus through Switzerland is a relaxed and pleasant experience, and an ideal way to see the country’s diverse and varied landscape - passing by its snow-tipped Alps, rolling green hills, and numerous lakes and rivers.
Buses tend to be the more popular choice of transport when travelling between two smaller towns or cities. However, the busiest routes are still those that connect Switzerland’s major cities of Bern, Zurich and Basel. The popularity of bus routes to destinations in neighbouring and nearby countries such as Germany, France and Italy are also on the rise.
Almost all villages in Switzerland can be reach by regional buses, many of which depart several times throughout the day. PostBus Switzerland operates regional and rural services throughout the country, as well as on to France and Liechtenstein. Referred to as Poschi or Poschti in the Swizz German dialect, the provider’s distinctive yellow livery and three-tone horn have become a Swiss icon. International bus providers such as Eurolines
PostBus runs a modern fleet of over 2,100 different vehicles, ranging from minibuses to double-deckers to special-purpose buses designed specifically for negotiating steep, narrow alpine routes. The buses are comfortable and spacious, with a bicycle carry-on and luggage transport service.