Scuol Transportation

  • chair lift Ftan - Prui
    chair lift Ftan - Prui
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  • Postal buses at Scuol-Tarasp
    Postal buses at Scuol-Tarasp
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  • Postal buses at Scuol-Tarasp
    Postal buses at Scuol-Tarasp
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    Graubünden Pass

    by german_eagle Written Jul 14, 2011

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    For travelling around during your stay in the Engadin (or Graubünden) it is most economic to purchase a Graubünden Pass. The conditions/prices change from time to time; I can only give you information on the situation in 2011.

    The pass is valid for a selected zone or all off Graubünden and it is valide either on 3 out of 7 (non-consecutive, free to choose) days or 5 out of 14 days. I purchased a pass valid for 5 days although I only stayed for one week since I planned to travel extensively on train and bus in the region. I picked the zone Engadin/Scuol. Fortunately this validity of this zone extends far into the Upper Engadin/St. Moritz (until St. Moritz and Alp Grüm on the Bernina route) and also to Davos/Klosters as well as via the Müstair valley to Mals in Italy.

    The pass also offers reductions on several other activities, e.g. the Bogn Engiadina (spa) in Scuol - 20% off is not bad!

    To use the free days of travel you fill in the respective date or ask the bus driver to stamp it. See picture!

    My Graub��nden Pass
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    Railway and Postbus

    by german_eagle Updated Jul 10, 2011

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    As usual in Switzerland public transportation is excellent. It is easy to get to Scuol by narrow gauge railway (Rhaetian Railway, RhB). Direct trains run from Landquart (where you catch them coming by SBB train from Zürich) and Pontresina to Scuol. The latter RhB trains (Scuol - Pontresina) are also the backbone of public transportation along the Engadine valley. It takes about 1:30 from Scuol to Pontresina in the Upper Engadine.

    Postal buses take you from the railway stations further to other villages, starting points for hikes etc. The station in Scuol (official name: Scuol-Tarasp) is the "hub" for the Lower Engadine - Postal buses run to Vulpera-Tarasp, Ftan, Sent-Sur En, even to Nauders in Austria and Samnaun (change in Martina). It is fascinating to see how all the Postal buses arrive about 5-10 minutes prior to the departure time of the trains and how they leave after collecting arriving travellers. It works perfectly.

    Railway station Scuol-Tarasp, the hub! Postal buses at Scuol-Tarasp Postal buses at Scuol-Tarasp
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    Gondolas etc.

    by german_eagle Updated Jul 10, 2011

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    In summer three lifts take you up to the mountains:
    - a gondola from Scuol to Motta Naluns (1295 m - 2148 m)
    - a chair lift from Ftan to Prui (1650 m - 2062 m)
    - a cable car from Samnaun to Alp Trida saddle (2500 m)

    All these are great starting points for hikes, the first one also allows bikes. The first two were modernised recently and have much higher capacity now.

    Motta Naluns gondola base station chair lift Ftan - Prui
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    Train

    by gmg61 Written Dec 10, 2006

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    Scuol is in the middle of mountains and it's a long way to get there by car. It can also be dangerous, especially in winter and with bad weather.
    The best way to get there is by train. Swiss trains are fast, clean and on time.
    You need 2,40 hours to get to Scuol from Zürich.
    There is also a car transport service that allow you to put your car on a train and travel on the same train.

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    Guarda Station for bus or train

    by JudyinPA Written Jun 16, 2004

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    This is the tiny train station at the base of the mountain from Guarda. There is usually no one working here so read the schedule closely. The bus also uses this station to stop and pickup people just going to Guarda. The bus runs about every 30 minutes. The walk up the mountain takes about an hour without luggage.

    So cute

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    Local Bus

    by german_eagle Written Jul 21, 2003

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    A local bus connects Scuol with the railway station, which is a bit outside the village. The local bus stops about every 200 metres in Scuol. A day ticket costs 2 Sfr. - in case you are on a day trip only, use the bus as a "sightseeing tour" - it runs across the lower village, too, where you find the most charming houses, cobbled streets, squares, the church etc.

    In winter the skibuses are free.

    Local bus on the Plaz square in lower Scuol
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