Lötschberg Regio Express scenic rail journey

A beautiful journey between the Bernese Oberland and the Valais region

From Brig to Bern connecting with Spiez, Thun, Montreux, Zermatt and Locarno

The Lötschberg Regio Express travels through the Swiss heartland. It connects with several other classic scenic rail routes such as the GoldenPass Line to Montreux, the Glacier Express to Zermatt or the Graubünden mountain resorts and the Centovalli Line to Locarno - any of which would make for an unforgettable multi centre holiday.

The new Lötschberg base tunnel, which was opened in 2007, has cut journey times between the Valais and Bernese Oberland regions - however you miss a lot by being in the new longer tunnel. We recommend the original 100 year old route which has great attractions - the impressive view of the Rhone Valley, the attractive village of Kandersteg which is revealed after leaving the old tunnel and the descent with incredible loops around the remains of the Felsenburg tower and the imposing Kander Viaduct. The route then travels on towards Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland, where you can alight in the popular lakeside resort of Spiez or the wonderful old town of Thun a little further round the lake. The line carries on through the Swiss countryside to its final stop, the very charming capital city of Bern. 


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.

 
Lötschberg details

The Lötschberg Regio Express operates several services per day, throughout the year. The journey time between Brig and Thun is 1½ hours, via Spiez.

 
Lötschberg costs

Seat reservations are not possible. 

Brig to Thun or vice versa 2nd class £19 per person, 1st class £33 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

Lötschberg 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