Train runs up to the Kleinescheidig where you can then change trains for the Jungfraujoch (expensive, not recommended unless you have never been on top of a mountain before). Train runs up from Wengen on the Lauterbrunnen side. Or from Grindelwald depending on which side of the valley you are. Trains run continuously all day and if you have a valid ski pass, can be used as an alternative to the ski lifts if you run all the way to the valley for lunchtime.
Bern - Interlaken - Lauterbrunnen. Change trains. Lauterbrunnen to Winteregg via cog railway, and then train to Murren. Or Lauterbrunnen to Wengen via train and onto the Kleinescheidig and Jungfraujoch. Train runs from Kleinescheidig to Grindelwald and back as well.
About an hour and a half from Zurich.
About an hour from Lucerne.
About 45-minutes from Bern.
About 15-20 minutes from Interlaken
Depending on traffic and mountain driving conditions. Some passes may be closed due to snow, forcing drivers to detour, especially between Lucerne and Interlaken. The road from Bern is usually always open. Good winter tyres are a must.
Across from the Lauterbrunnen train station (next to the TI), a small funicular shuttles hikers to and from the tiny station in Grutscalp. From the station, hikers are greeted by sweeping views of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, and a flower-filled meadow. Grutscalp serves as the starting point for several beautiful trails, including the breathtaking path to Murren. A one way ticket (Sf 7.80) can be purchased at the funicular station in Lauterbrunnen.
A bus service runs hourly between Stechelburg and Lauterbrunnen, making a short stop at Trummelbach Falls. Tickets can be purchased on the bus or at the bus stop next to the train station in Lauterbrunnen. After a full day of hiking in the alps, the one way fare of (Sf 4.60) from Stechelburg to Lauterbrunnen is worth it.
Getting to Lauterbrunnen and the paradise found, couldn't be easier. There is a train station that continues along the Interlaken rail, and puts you in the heart of the town. Hostels and hotels are only a few minutes walk, or there are numerous places to stay in the town as well.
Prices for train travel to Lauterbrunnen from:
Zurich: via Luzern 51 CHF
via Olten-Barn 68 CHF
Geneva: 69 CHF
Interlaken West: 9 CHF
Bern: 30 CHF
All prices are for 2nd class, one way tickets and were quoted on 12 March, 2004 by SBB
The Swiss Pass is a great way to see and learn about Switzerland. It is good to know that Lauterbrunnen, Mürren and Wengen are covered by Swiss Pass. With this pass you can ride a train (or a post bus) from Interalken, than take a funicular, a small train to Mürren, a gondola from Gimmelwald down to the river valley and a bus back to Lauterbrunnen! The Consecutive Days passes are good for unlimited usage for 4, 8, 15, 22 days or 1 month. Do not forget about Saver Passes - if two or more persons travel together, each one receives a 15% discount. The Saver Pass is a single coupon printed with all the names of a travelling group (2-5 people). Swiss Pass holders also receive many discounts on mountain top excursions and other services. The Youth Swiss Pass is available for youths up to 26 years old (lucky children up to 16 years of age travel free). Our family bought the 8-days Saver Pass for 3 adults ($192 p/p) and 2 separate 8-days Youth Passes ($169 p/p).
Lauterbrunnen - Mürren 11:02 – 11:30; 11:32 - 12:00; 12:02 – 12:30; 12:32 – 13: 00; 13:02-13:30
Lauterbrunnen – Interlaken 14:05 – 14:25; 15:05 – 15:25; 16:05 -16:25; 17:05 – 17:25
Lauterbrunnen – Wengen 10:35 – 10:49; 11:32 - 12:00; 11:47 - 12:15; 12:02 – 12:30; 13:00 - 13:14;
Bus #9 11:05 to Staubach 11:13, Stechelberg 11:25; #11 12:05; #13 13:05;
Transport by train onwards from Lauterbrunnen seems almost limitless, sadly the rain made further travel pointless but, here's a link to Swiss railways for more info and a few photos I took!
Just across the road from the train station at Lauterbrunnen is the funicular ride to Grutscalp where trains can be taken to Winteregg and onto to the alpine village of Murren.
In the heart of the Bernese mountains high above Interlaken. Access the ski area either from the Grindlwald or the Lauterbrunnen side.
Getting to the Jungfrau Region by road is quite easy.
Once you're there... get around on busses, trains and cable carts.