Guided group tour

Guided tour of the Ferden emergency stop area

Take a look inside the Lötschberg Base Tunnel

The tour of the Ferden emergency stop area begins at Goppenstein Railway Station. After the coach journey through the access tunnel, your tour of the emergency stop area and the Ferden ventilation centre will take place on foot. Following a brief coach ride to the operations centre, the tour will be held before visitors are driven back to the starting point via the access tunnel.

Private Gruppenführungen sind auf Voranmeldung jederzeit möglich.


Meeting point

BLS Visitor Centre, Obere Bahnhofstrasse 29, 3714 Frutigen


Every day


3 hours 30 minutes

Group size

Minimum 6 people, maximum 28 people


Children: Minimum age 12 years, only accompanied by an adult, 12-15 years free of charge (registration required)


  • Sturdy shoes
  • A helmet, vest and mineral water are provided
  • Walking distance in the tunnel: 1.5 kilometres. 
    Good physical fitness on the part of participants is assumed  

Food & drink

If you wish, we can organise a snack, aperitif or buffet lunch at the BLS Visitor Centre. 

Book a speaker

Would you like to offer a presentation on the construction and operation of the Lötschberg base tunnel at your event? On request, we can put you in touch with the right speaker.

Train journey for groups

Book your journey at your BLS Travel Centre or online via the order form for groups.


Guided group tour with or without a meal

  • CHF 27.00 Guided tour per participant excl. train ticket
  • gratis Kinder von 12–15 Jahre

Included in the price

  • Guided tour
  • Mineral water
  • Loan of a helmet and vest 


Free for every tenth participant


Children: Minimum age 12 years, only accompanied by an adult, 12-15 years free of charge (registration required) 

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to Alteration / The journey to Frutigen is not included in the price


Private group tours for groups of 6 or more are possible at any time upon reservation.

Please send us your reservation request as soon as possible. Individual requests are welcome. We look forward to hearing from you.

Plan journey

Travel relaxed by train to Frutigen. From Frutigen railway station, it is about 3 minutes' walk to the BLS Visitor Centre.


Groups of ten people or more Benefit from 30% discount off the normal fare

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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