Swiss Passes

Nufenen Pass

Valais / Ticino

The Nufenen pass is the second highest mountain pass in Switzerland and lies between the villages of Ulrichen in the canton of Valais and Airolo in Ticino. The pass is one of the newer roads and was opened to motor vehicle traffic in September 1969.

Nufenen Pass
Nufenen pass
46°28’41.0”N, 8°23’35.0”E
Profile of the Nufenen pass
Airolo > Ulrichen
Distance (km) 38
Altitude (m) 2478
Start Altitude (m) 1175
End Altitude (m) 1346

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