Arrival & Transportation

Make your arrival an adventure!

Arosa is located about 2 hours from Zürich. From Chur, the nearest city, it is a 40 minutes drive on a windy road upwards. Come by car on the serpentine road or by train with the Rhaetian Railway. Both versions are an experience.
Busfahrplan Arosa | © Arosa Tourismus / Nina Hardegger-Mattli

Bus Schedule

The free local bus brings you comfortably from A to B. The routes Hörnli-Express - Prätschli and Hörnli-Express - Untersee are free of charge the whole year round.

Note: There is a charge for the night express.


Bus Schedule
Langwieser Viadukt | © Foto Homberger

Travel by Train...

The Arosa railway slowly winds its way down through Chur, past the Stadtmauer, Malteserturm and Obertor, the landmark of the Bündner capital. But the city stroll on rails does not last long. At the city boundary, the Arosa railway changes into the mountain railway and winds its way through the wild Schanfigger valley up to the well-known resort Arosa. On the only 26 km long track the train climbs over a thousand meters.

By the way, the train route Lüen-Castiel-Arosa and retour is included in the Arosa Card during the summer and in the winter it is included in the ski and hiking pass.

STS-Swiss-Travel-Service.jpg | © Swiss Travel Systems

Swiss Travel System

The Swiss Travel System is the perfect way to discover the delights of Switzerland. Whether fascinating panoramic routes such as Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express or the public transport network in more than 90 Swiss towns & cities, whether free admission to over 500 exciting museums throughout the country or the most breathtaking mountain excursions at half price – visitors can experience all of it and then some with only one single ticket: the Swiss Travel Pass. Children from the age of 6 up to their 16th birthday accompanied by at least one parent holding a valid Swiss Travel System ticket travel free of charge with the complimentary Swiss Family Card.

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Special offer winter luggage from the SBB

You can reach us in Arosa comfortably and climate-friendly by public transport. And so that you don't have to carry your luggage yourself, we offer you a luggage service together with SBB: Your luggage and winter sports equipment will be picked up at your home and will be waiting for you in your hotel room when you arrive. Of course, we will also be happy to take care of the return transport. 

AROSAexklusiv, Arosa Kulm Hotel & Alpin Spa, Arosa Mountain Lodge, Arosa Vetter Hotel, Blatter’s Arosa Hotel, Brandt Ferienwohnungen, Chalchboda Apartments, Gentiana C7, Golf- & Sporthotel Hof Maran, Hotel Arlenwald, Hotel Astoria Arosa, Hotel Excelsior, Hotel Gspan, Hotel Hohe Promenade, Hotel Hold, Hotel Prätschli Arosa, Sunstar Hotel Arosa, Valsana Hotel Arosa, Waldhotel Arosa

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Dorfansicht Castiel | © Foto Homberger

...or travel by Car

From Chur it is about 40 minutes on a windy road upwards. The Schanfiggerstrasse winds its way through the valley and over 30km climbs about 1320m in elevation. An adventure on its own.

Caution: Check the current road condition, especially in winter, before setting off. A glance at the general traffic information is also recommended.

Road Conditions


Here you can find useful information about the parking situation in Arosa.
Or you can drive to Chur by car and then take the Rhaetian Railway to Arosa. Use the Park & ​​Rail offer and park your car in Chur in the car park.

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Taxi companies

The taxi companies in Arosa are happy to transport you from A to B. 


Arosa Taxi +41 81 377 11 33

Alpin Taxi +41 81 377 35 35

Taxi Costa +41 76 337 92 32


The curvy Schanfiggerstrasse proves dangerous for some coaches. Please note the following limitations:

  • Maximum width 2,3m     
  • Maximum height 4.0m     
  • Maximum total weight 18t


From the Friedrichshafen airport, the Graubünden Express (shuttle bus) brings you comfortably to Chur. From Zurich, the Intercity runs into the Bündner capital. From there you can easily travel with the Rhaetian Railway through the idyllic landscape all the way to Arosa. Private aircrafts are recommended to to land in Altenrhein.


A mountain helipad is located at the Isel - only a few hundred meters away from the village.


  • LSVA 5320 ft 
  • 1620 m. a. l.
  • 771.500 / 182.900
  • 46 46 31 N 009 41 04 E
  • Nr. 43
  • Next to the STP (Isel)
Logo Swiss Helicopter | ©  Swiss Helicopter
Swiss Helicopter AG, Untervaz
Logo Helibernina | © Helibernina
Heli Bernina, Samedan
P +41 81 851 18 18
Sonnenaufgang Arosa Weisshorn | © Arosa Tourismus

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