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Before travelling

  • A reservation at the loading points in Oberwald or Realp is compulsory. No reservation can lead to longer waiting times.
  • For safety reasons, buses are allowed without passengers only. Passengers travel in hourly regional trains through the Furka Tunnel.
  • Large transport vehicles must be ready 15 minutes before departure time.
  • Vehicles carrying dangerous loads as listed in ADR/SDR (international goods regulations) are prohibited.
  • On open truck-beds all freight must be tightly secured and safe.
  • Drivers must strictly adhere to the 20 tons weight limit. The maximum weight of 20 tons is the total weight of the freight and the vehicle together. Supplying incorrect data regarding weight is strictly forbidden as it compromises safety. 

Before loading

  • On purchasing a ticket a vehicle registration card must be shown every time without it being requested. 
  • Follow all directions given by staff on the loading ramp. 
  • Remain in the designated waiting areas. 
  • Measurement of a vehicle can be required and must be permitted. Vehicles over the permitted maximum height can be barred from transport. For measuring the vehicle must be lowered. 
  • Aerials must be drawn in or removed and may not be extended during the journey. Any contact with the overhead cables must be avoided. Contact with the cables can lead to vehicle damage, railway property damage, damage to other vehicles, personal injury or tunnel blockage. 
  • Rear-view mirrors must be drawn in or removed if requested by staff. 

Loading onto the train

  • Vehicles may only be loaded under the supervision and guidance of staff on site. 
  • Vehicles must be parked directly over the middle of the long axis equidistant from both sides of the wagon. 
  • Vehicles with pneumatic shock absorption must be lowered after loading and must remain lowered. 
  • To secure a vehicle drivers must observe the following steps: Engage the spring-loaded brake and engage neutral gear. 
  • The vehicle will be earthed by the supervising staff. Without being specifically asked to do so, no vehicle may now be moved again! 

During the journey

  • The General Conditions of Transport, as listed on the back of the ticket, apply. 
  • The loading of buses is only possible without passengers. Passengers travel in the hourly regional trains through the Furka tunnel.
  • Emergency number Switzerland: 112 or Oberwald/Realp stations. 
  • Emergency information will be given on the radio frequency UKW 89.4
  • During the journey, drivers must not leave their vehicle cabins. 

Unloading from the train

  • The vehicle is still earthed. It may be moved as directed by the staff on site. 

Maximum dimensions

Width Height Corner height
2.60 m 3.62 m 3.50 m
2.55 m 3.62 m 3.53 m
2.50 m 3.62 m 3.57 m
Max. weight: 20 t per vehicle incl. freight    

[Translate to English:] Einzelfahrpreise Autoverlad Furka

[Translate to English:] Wagentyp Preis pro Fahrt (CHF)
  1.1. - 31.12.
Bus 10 - 19 Sitzplätze 49.00
Bus 20 - 25 Sitzplätze 103.00
Bus 26-36 Sitzplätze 165.00
Bus >36 Sitzplätze 225.00
Motorfahrzeuge 3.5t – 4.99t 99.00
Motorfahrzeuge 5t – 9.99t 158.00
Motorfahrzeuge 10t – 14.99t 228.00
Motorfahrzeuge 15t – 20t 328.00
Manövergebühr: Fahrzeuge > 3m Höhe oder Überbreite 25.00

One-way prices for the Furka car train

Type of vehicle Price per ride (CHF)  
  1.1 – 31.12  
Buses 10–19 seats 49.00  
Buses 20–25 seats 103.00  
Buses 26–36 seats 165.00  
Buses >36 seats 225.00  
Motor vehicles 3.5t to 4.99t 99.00  
Motor vehicles 5t to 9.99t 158.00  
Motor vehicles 10t to 14.99t 228.00  
Motor vehicles 15t to 20t 328.00  
Handling fee: Vehicles >3 metres high or extra-wide 25.00  

Loading railway stations

Oberwald, Tel. +41 (0)27 927 76 66,
Realp, Tel. +41 (0)27 927 76