Lötschberg Base Tunnel
Masterpiece of railway engineering
Would you like to take a group on a guided tour of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel? We have the perfect offer for you. On a guided tour, you and your guests will learn all about Europe’s third-longest tunnel and gain an exclusive insight into the heart of this piece of BLS infrastructure.
Private group tours are possible at any time by prior arrangement.
Travel relaxed by train to Frutigen. From Frutigen railway station it is a short walk to the BLS Visitor Centre.
The tour begins at the BLS visitor centre in Frutigen. First, you’ll get an initial impression of the tunnel system and how it works with the help of a model. We then take a minibus to the north portal and visit the intervention staircase, after which the journey continues to Mitholz, where we immerse ourselves in the fascinating world of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel. This includes a tour of the Mitholz technical centre, the 1:1 scale test section, and an exclusive look inside the rail tunnel, where trains whiz past right next to us at 200km/h.
|Meeting point||BLS Visitor Centre, Obere Bahnhofstrasse 29, 3714 Frutigen|
|Group size||6–24 persons|
|Walking distance||1.5 km, good physical fitness on the part of participants is assumed.
Temperature in the tunnel up to 18 °
|Language||The guided tour takes place in German, French, Italian or English.|
Would you like to enjoy a meal before or after your guided tour in the charming premises of the historic Frutigen railway station? Whether a hearty snack, a cosy aperitif or an uncomplicated stand-up lunch, we would be happy to organise the catering according to your wishes.
Public guided tours
At least once a month there are also public guided tours for private persons. Info and dates.
Guided tours for schools 7th - 9th grade
Special tour 2.5 hours
6-12 participants CHF 60.– flat rate
from 13-24 participants CHF 5.– per person
Private group tour (from 6 persons)
- CHF 25.00 Adults from 16 years
- CHF 5.00 Children from 12-15 years
Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to Alteration / The journey to Frutigen is not included in the Price
Included in the price
- Mineral water
- Loan of a helmet and vest
Free for every tenth participant
Private group tours for groups of 6 or more are possible at any time upon reservation.
Children must be at least 12 years old and may only take part in the tour if accompanied by an adult.
Please send us your reservation request as soon as possible. Individual requests are welcome. We look forward to hearing from you.
How to get there
Groups of ten people or more benefit from 30% discount off the normal fare
The group ticket is the ideal ticket for groups of 10 or more people. Our BLS Travel Centres will be happy to organise all your transport for you, so making the arrangements is a breeze. Fill in the handy online form at least two working days before your group trip is due to start – and simply leave the rest to us.