The sound of the horn and the ringing bells on the horse harnesses announce its arrival from afar – the historic mail coach. A team of five strong horses pull an authentic reproduction of the Gotthard mail stagecoach over the old Gotthard Pass road to Airolo, led by coachman and conductor in original uniforms. It is a trip through the gorgeous Gotthard landscape, following the trail of merchants, world travellers and ambassadors of old.
Gotthard Mail Coach travel information
The stagecoach has room for at most eight people. The journey from Andermatt to Airolo in Ticino takes one day, with active travel time of five hours. The stagecoach makes several stops along the way, allowing you to enjoy a relaxed lunch or visit the National St. Gotthard Museum at the top of the pass at 2,100 metres above sea level. There are regular train connections back to Andermatt from Airolo via Göschenen. Coach rides are offered only in the summer, as the Gotthard Pass road is closed in the winter. The trip can be booked directly on the website of the Gotthard Mail Coach. It costs CHF 680 per person. Children under the age of 12 receive a discount of CHF 150, meaning they pay CHF 530. Toddlers who travel on their parents’ lap ride free of charge.
Horse-drawn carriage rides in and around Andermatt
Discover the Andermatt holiday region by horse-drawn carriage and enjoy the unmatched view of the impressive peaks of the Gotthard Massif from the comfortable four-seat Mylord carriage or from the bench coach with space for 10 people. Reserve your trip at least three hours in advance by calling +41 41 888 00 05. You can find all information on the website of the Gotthard Mail Coach.