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Jul 5, 2018 - 1:01 AM

I just bought a 4 day SwissPass and have a free place to stay in Klosters. Can anyone suggest any good day trips we could do out of Klosters. I did reserve on the BEX for one day Filisur-Turano RT. Any other suggestions? Lichtenstein? One of my companions can't hike very far. We are into cable car rides to beautiful views but what to choose? Help would be great.--kim

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Jul 5, 2018 - 4:55 AM in reply to Treblemakerm

Hi Kim,

>> I just bought a 4 day SwissPass and have a free place to stay in Klosters.

You may already know that the mountain transport in Davos and Klosters is not covered with your Swiss Travel Pass. Local mountain transport is free in summer with a guest card, but if you aren't staying in commercial accommodation (and paying the tourist tax) you won't get the guest card.

>> Can anyone suggest any good day trips we could do out of Klosters.

In the absence of any information about what time of year you are travelling, I will assume you are travelling in summer. Some options are not available in winter, or in the off-season (roughly early April to late June and late October to mid-December).

Here are some ideas:



  • Beautiful typical/traditional Engadin village
  • Train to Guarda, bus to Guarda, cumün - travel time 44 min rum/topic/trip-report-lower-engadine-guarda-october-2016

PostBus over the Flüela Pass

  • Scenic PostBus trip through rugged mountain scenery above the tree line
  • Train to Davos Dorf, PostBus #331 to Zernez via Flüela, Ospiz - travel time 1 hr 28 (23 Jun-14 Oct 2018 only) rum/topic/trip-report-postbus-over-the-fluela-pass

  • At Zernez, you could visit the National Park Centre (free entry with Swiss Travel Pass) /visit/national-park-centre/


  • Modern town in mountain setting with beautiful typical/traditional Engadin old town
  • Train to Scuol-Tarasp - travel time 42 min rum/topic/scuol

Benedictine Convent of St. John in Müstair

  • 1200-year-old monastery, UNESCO World Heritage site, set amongst lovely scenery. Free entry with Swiss Travel Pass. Journey there involves scenic bus trip through the mountains and the Swiss National Park.
  • Train to Zernez, PostBus #811 to Müstair, Clostra Son Jon - travel time 1 hr 36 vent/convent-of-st-john/



  • Village on small lake in mountain setting.
  • Train to Arosa via Chur - travel time 2 hrs 12 en-au/arosa.html

  • Free transport to Arosa; mountain transport in Arosa not covered with Swiss Travel Pass


  • High alpine village set amongst beautiful mountain scenery and with lots of duty-free shopping. Carry your passport, as you cross the border with Austria to get there.
  • Train to Scuol-Tarasp, PostBus to Samnaun-Dorf, Post - travel time 2 hrs 12

  • Free transport to Samnaun; mountain transport in Samnaun not covered by Swiss Travel Pass


  • Close-up views of the glacier, mountain restaurant with terrace overlooking glacier
  • Train to Bernina Diavolezza, cable car to Diavolezza mountain station - travel time 1 hr 49 en-au/diavolezza-best-seat-in-nature.html

  • Free transport to Bernina Diavolezza railway station; cable car to Diavolezza not covered by Swiss Travel Pass

Piz Nair

  • Wonderful views from the mountain above St Moritz.
  • Train to St Moritz, funicular to Corviglia via Chantarella, cable car to Piz Nair - travel time 2 hrs 35 en-au/piz-nair-directly-above-st-moritz.html

  • Free travel to St Moritz; Piz Nair funiculars and cable car not covered by Swiss Travel Pass

Muottas Muragl

  • Wonderful views from mountain top, restaurant with outdoor terrace
  • Train and bus to Punt Muragl, Talstation, funicular to Muottas Muragl - travel time 1 hr 54 en-au/muottas-muragl-to-the-artists-mountain.html

  • Free travel to Punt Muragl, Talstation; funicular to Muottas Muragl mountain station not covered by Swiss Travel Pass

You can use the Swiss Timetable to plan your trip (using the stop names I provided above). metable

(Use the one on the right with the red SBB logo.)


Last modified on Jul 5, 2018 - 1:39 PM by Arno
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Jul 5, 2018 - 11:10 AM

thanks so much Alpenrose, we are going in the summer-in a few weeks!-kim

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Jul 5, 2018 - 1:18 PM in reply to Treblemakerm

Hi Treblemakerm

A lovely trip, and very close to Davos, is to take the little local train up the valley from Davos Platz to Filisur (an hourly service). I think you plan this anyway? If you get off at Davos Wiesen station you can a) have a nice coffee, cake, ice cream or beer at the little station outdoor café - with its menu blackboard plastered with tempting offers written in the local dialect, and b) go for a short signposted walk to view the spectacular Wiesen viaduct that springs from almost the platform end. Walk back 200 metres or so in the Davos direction to cross the railway, and at the other side turn right. If you keep straight on the path takes you onto the viaduct walkway - you need a good head for heights! If you bear left instead onto the downhill path, you soon come underneath the viaduct. My attachments show the station and the viaduct from below.

Filisur is a lovely spot - the station is a junction that is always buzzing with trains. It sits high above the village. In May and June the footpath down to the village skirts an amazing array of wild flowers - about the best I saw in Switzerland.

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Jul 5, 2018 - 7:52 PM

thanks so much John!

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