Emmental Regio Express scenic rail journey

A journey through the gentle Emmental landscape in the heart of Switzerland

From Lucerne to Bern connecting with Interlaken, Brig, Montreux and the Ticino region

The route from Lucerne to Bern via the Entlebuch and Emmental regions is considered an insider's tip among the scenic routes of Switzerland. A multi centre holiday can easily be arranged, thanks to good connections with the Luzern-Interlaken Express and GoldenPass Line to Montreux, the Lötschberg Regio Express to Brig, the Pre-Alpine Express to St. Gallen and the Gotthard Panorama Express to the Ticino resorts in the south.

The Emmental Regio Express itself offers some lovely views. As you travel into the Entlebuch, the train crosses Switzerland's first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, while the fascinating fens are best known for their large diversity of fauna and flora. The Emmental still has an unspoilt nature as you can see from its typical farmhouses with their low-lying roofs set against the gently undulating hills. The milk which is made into the famous Emmental cheese with its characteristic big holes, comes from the cows grazing the lush meadows here.


Suggested two and multi centre holidays
Holidays can be enjoyed in reverse order and extended

Our suggested itineraries can be changed to fit your own requirements with higher grade hotels, upgraded rooms and additional centres. Other combinations are also available. Call us on 0800 619 1200.

 
Emmental Regio Express details

The Emmental Regio Express operates several services per day, throughout the year. The journey time between Lucerne and Bern is is 1½ hours.

 
Emmental Regio Express costs

Seat reservations are not possible. 

Lucerne to Bern or vice versa 2nd class £16 per person, 1st class £28 per person 

Prices are a guide and will vary according to itinerary. They are valid only with the Half Fare Card (included with your holiday).

 
Express Luggage

Transfer your bags between resorts: simply register your luggage at the station before 9am and collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where luggage will not be available until the following morning, so an overnight bag would be needed.

Each transfer costs £10 per item plus an additional one-off fee of £24

Emmental Regio Express route

Planning your holiday

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Choose where to visit with your Half Fare Card
Holiday quotation