Guided tours

Lötschberg Base Tunnel tour

Visit this masterpiece of railway engineering

Catch a fascinating glimpse in the mountain: A minibus takes you from Frutigen into the tunnel system, where you can marvel at the Mitholz control centre. Experience the trains pass by – a special window in the tunnel wall ensures you won’t miss a thing. The test track which is to scale and the 320-metre wide intervention stairs at the north portal are also impressive.

Availability Available on 18.03.2020

Conducting individual tours

Conducting individual tours

15 October 2019
20 November 2019

19 February 2020
18 March 2020
15 Avril 2020
13 May 2020
10 June 2020
1* / 8* / 15* / 22* / 29* July 2020
5* / 19 August 2020
2 / 30 September 2020
14 October 2020
18 November 2020

* also in English

Individual tours are conducted between 13.30 and 16.45 hours.

Early reservation is recommended.

Subject to change without prior notice


Conducting group tours

Conducting group tours

Available all year round

Early reservation is recommended

Subject to change without prior notice


Individual and group tours

  • CHF 27.00 Individual tour, per person
  • CHF 25.00 Group tour, per person

Included in the price

Guided tour including mineral water and loan of a helmet and vest.

Discounts for group tours

Free for every tenth participant

Journey costs

Individual outward journey (not included in the price).


Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.



Tours between 6 and 28 participants

Meeting point

BLS Visitor Centre in the historic Frutigen train station


Each tour runs from 13.30 to 16.30 hours.

Walking distance in the tunnel

1.5 kilometres. Participants are required to be in good physical shape.


Sturdy footwear and warm clothing. A helmet, vest and mineral water are provided.


Group tours are conducted in either German or French.

Individual tours are in German. Tours in English are also conducted in July and August.

Food & drink

An aperitif in the BLS Visitor Centre upon request.

Further offers

Presentations about the construction and operation of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel for external events available upon request.

Getting here – groups

Book your journey in your nearest BLS Travel Centre or online using the Group booking form.

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