Railway adventures

Round trip with the RegioExpress Lötschberger

A special experience in both summer and winter

The round trip takes you over the 100-year-old Lötschberg mountain line, along the Lötschberg northern approach via Kandersteg, via Goppenstein over viaducts and through helical tunnels to Brig. Savour the view out onto the mountains of the Bernese Oberland, Lake Thun and the ever approaching Rhone Valley.

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    Lötschberg mountain railway line

    The starting point for this spectacular train tour is Bern. The BLS RegioExpress Lötschberger takes you along the historic mountain line to Brig. The 60 km long line is considered one of the most important and daring structures in Swiss railway history and impresses with its engineering works, such as the imposing Kander Viaduct, the hairpin bends around the Felsenburg Castle or the unconventional Bietsch Valley Bridge near Raron. On your journey you will pass through unique natural and mountain landscapes and enjoy impressive views of the Rhone valley.

    Route and travel duration

    Route Bern–Kandersteg–Brig–Bern
    Duration of the trip 2 hours 40 min.
    Route Bern–Kandersteg–Brig–Kandersteg–Bern
    Duration of the trip 3 hours 20 min. 

    Timetable Today (Tuesday) open

    Operates daily according to timetable

    Recommendation for your round trip from Bern

    Dep. Bern 09.39 hours
    Arr. Brig 11.20 hours

    Pleasant stop-off in Brig with a visit to the Stockalper Palace. (only open on Wednesdays during winter)

    Return journey via the Lötschberg Base Tunnel

    Dep. Brig 14.48 hours
    Arr. Bern 15.54 hours

    Return journey via the mountain line (Goppenstein, Kandersteg)

    Dep. Brig 14.36 hours
    Arr. Bern 16.21 hours

    Subject to change without prior notice

    Rates

    1st class

    • CHF 186.00 Adults, 1st cl.
    • CHF 93.00 Half-Fare, 1st cl.
    • CHF 106.00 Adults, 2nd cl.
    • CHF 53.00 Half-Fare, 2nd cl.
    Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.

    Buy tickets via the online timetable

     

    Seat reservations

    You can reserve a seat in addition to your standard travel ticket (CHF 5.00). It is possible to reserve your seat up until 15.00 hours on the day before your journey.

    Notes

    Lötschberger/MOB round trip

    Do you already know about the round trip with the Lötschberger/MOB? It gives you the chance to experience two rail classics in one. After reaching Brig, your onward journey continues on the InterRegio train, which wends its way through the Rhone Valley to Montreux. This town, positioned amid the steep hills that look over Lake Geneva, offers an almost Mediterranean charm and is renowned for its mild microclimate. You’ll appreciate the chance to enjoy the ample time given here for a generous lunch stop before it’s time to board the GoldenPass MOB Panoramic. This Panorama train travels along the fascinating Vaud Riviera with views over the vineyards, and passes such picturesque places as Château-d’Oex and Gstaad on its way to Zweisimmen in the Bernese Oberland. From there, the return section of the round trip continues by the Lötschberger RegioExpress to Bern.

     Italy round trip

    Those who have three days to spare and fancy sampling some Italian-style “dolce vita” can easily modify the journey from Brig and take the Lötschberger RegioExpress through the Simplon Tunnel all the way to Domodossola. Every Saturday, the town attracts a large number of day-trippers, who are drawn to its famous and popular market. As you amble through the narrow streets of the old town you’ll soon discover that the Piedmontese town of Domodossola has an eventful history. Splendid patrician houses line the path, and the Piazza del Mercato with its majestic arcades is home to distinctive buildings from the medieval and Renaissance periods. After a delicious Italian evening meal and an overnight stay in Domodossola, the next day is spent travelling on the beautiful Centovalli train service to Locarno. This journey through the “hundred valleys” is a very special experience as the train crosses a total of 83 bridges to take you past pretty vineyards, magnificently colourful chestnut forests and picturesque little villages. After spending a night in Ascona or Locarno, you embark on the return journey to Bern the following day.

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