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 holidaysHolidays 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.
8 days Arosa, Zermatt and Interlaken A delightful week in Switzerland, taking in 3 scenic rail journeys and with stays in the high Alps and beside the lakes.
11 days Interlaken, Brig, Locarno and Pontresina This 11 day tour takes in some of the most beautiful lakes and mountains in Switzerland and includes 3 scenic rail journeys.
8 days to Chur, Brig and Interlaken in winter Enjoy stunning winter landscapes, including the Glacier Express across the Alps, a Lake Thun cruise and the mighty Jungfraujoch.
Locarno and Thun Holiday suggestion can be tailor made
The Lötschberg Regio Express operates several services per day, throughout the year. The journey time between Brig and Thun is 1½ hours, via Spiez.
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).
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