Guided group tour

Ferden emergency stop area

Take a look inside the Lötschberg Base Tunnel

If you would like to experience a tour of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel with a group, we have the right offer for you. During this guided tour, you and your guests will learn a lot of interesting facts about the third-longest tunnel in Europe, such as how the fresh air supply is regulated in the tunnel or how passenger evacuation is organized in case of an emergency.

Private group tours are possible at any time by appointment.

Program

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 through the tunnel carcass from Mitholz to the Valais and visit the emergency stopping point and the ventilation centre in Ferden. On the way back, we make a stop in Mitholz to visit one of the 12 technical centres. This is where all the infrastructure is located, providing the power supply, radio, signal boxes and air conditioning.

Meeting point BLS Visitor Centre, Obere Bahnhofstrasse 29, 3714 Frutigen
Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
Group size 6–24 people
Equipment Sturdy shoes

Helmets and waistcoats are provided.

Footpath
 
1.5 km, a good physical condition is required.
Temperature approx. 28°, humidity approx. 80%.
 Language The guided tour takes place in German, French, Italian or English. 

Catering

Would you like to enjoy some refreshments before or after the tour in the charming setting of Frutigen’s historic train station? Whether it’s a hearty snack, a cosy aperitif or an easy standing lunch you’re after, we will be happy to organise catering according to your wishes.

  

Public guided tours

This tour is also available for individuals on certain dates. Information and dates.

Rates

Private group tour (from 6 people)

  • CHF 27.00 Adults aged 16 and over
  • CHF 5.00 Children from 12 to 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 

Concessions

Free for every tenth participant

Registration

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

Travel comfortably by train to Frutigen. From Frutigen railway station, it is about 5 minutes' walk to the BLS Visitor Centre.

 

Groups of 10 or more people travel 30% cheaper

The group ticket is the ideal fare for groups of 10 or more. 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.

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