Getting there & transport
Make your arrival an adventure!
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.
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.
...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.
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.
If you need a rental car, we recommend you Sixt.
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.