The Swiss Holiday Company

Lötschberg Regio Express 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. 

 

route of the lötschberg regio express

Timetable
The Lötschberg Regio Express operates several services per day, throughout the year.

Journey time between Brig and Thun is 1½ hours, via Spiez.

Lötschberg Regio Express Prices
Brig to Thun or vice versa 2nd class £19 per person, 1st class £33 per person
Prices based on half fare card which is included in all our holidays (except self drive).

Seat reservations are not possible. 

We'll be pleased to create any Lötschberg Regio Express itinerary to suit you, incorporating your own selection of resorts, duration, hotels and excursions.

We can even help you build a Grand Tour, combining the Lötschberg line with other scenic rail routes such as the Glacier Express and the GoldenPass Line.  

Call 0800 619 1200 for help with your planning and for prices



Suggested two and multi centre holidays featuring the Lötschberg Regio Express

ALL HOLIDAYS CAN BE ENJOYED IN REVERSE ORDER AND EXTENDED

We can create several itineraries including the Lötschberg Regio Express

 

INTERLAKEN AND ZERMATT  
From the mountains of the Bernese Oberland to the Matterhorn with the Lötschberg Regio Express and the Glacier Express.
More details on 0800 619 1200

 

MONTREUX AND THUN  
The elegant Lake Geneva resort and charming Thun, including the GoldenPass Line and the Lötschberg Regio Express.
More details on 0800 619 1200

 

LOCARNO AND THUN
Enjoy two wonderful lakeside towns with the Centovalli and Lötschberg scenic rail lines.
More details on 0800 619 1200

 

SPIEZ, BRIG AND DAVOS
A great lakes and mountains holiday featuring the Lötschberg Regio Express and the Glacier Express.
More details on 0800 619 1200

Build your own scenic rail itinerary

Request a quote here or call us to build your perfect holiday
  • Choose your scenic rail journey
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Consider how many nights to be spent in each resort
  • Choose 3 or 4 star hotels
  • Add on excursions to explore the lakes and mountains
  • Include dinner on a half board basis
  • Upgrade your hotel room for even more beautiful views
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail for extra comfort
  • Add additional resorts - create your own Grand Tour

Express Luggage: Transfer your bags between resorts

To help you enjoy your scenic rail journey between many resorts, you can arrange 'Express Luggage'. All you need to do is register your luggage at the station before 9am and then collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where your luggage will not be available until the following morning when we would recommend carrying an overnight bag with you.

The cost of each luggage transfer is £10 per item plus an additional charge of £24 regardless of the number of items of luggage.

For a Truly Personal Service 0800 619 1200