Holidays To Gstaad - Bernese Oberland

The chic resort in the heart of the mountains

Gstaad has been attracting the rich and famous for many years and it certainly has its fair share of smart shops, galleries and restaurants. Yet this picturesque resort has a traffic-free centre and a tranquil location at the intersection of two valleys, surrounded on three sides by the beautiful mountains of the Bernese Oberland. With its neighbouring resorts, the area is known as 'Holiday Destination Gstaad'  and offers a fantastic range of linked transport facilities with ten mountains and over 300km of scenic walking trails to explore. You can even play golf at 1,400m above sea level, in a stunning mountain landscape. Hotel guests benefit from the FREE Gstaad Guest Card during the summer months, with local discounts. 

Get your holiday quotation today

Contact us to book your holiday

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at

Gstaad holiday ideas 2024

Stay in our handpicked hotel.

What to see and do from Gstaad

Gstaad's local mountain, the Wispile, offers a fabulous day out for families with its petting zoo and alpine bowling alley and is also the starting point for high altitude hikes to pretty Lake Lauenen. The Rinderberg is the gateway to the largest hiking region in the Simmental Valley, including the beauty spots and panoramic views around Zweisimmen, Horneggli and Saanenmöser. If you wish to travel even higher, head for Glacier 3000. The views from here are outstanding: on a clear day you can see as far as Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Jungfrau mountains. Thrill seekers will enjoy the summer toboggan run above Schönried, while nostalgic horse and carriage rides offer a gentler way to travel.

There is a very scenic rail journey down to Spiez and Interlaken and from these resorts you can take a cruise on sparkling Lake Thun or enjoy mountain visits at Niederhorn and Harder Kulm. Please click here for more that the region has to offer.

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site from Gstaad

Take a day to visit the amazing Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier with a stunning mountain rail journey to the Jungfraujoch and awesome views across the glacier from the summit. You can also reach the beautifully historic Old Town of Bern from Gstaad. Find more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.

Explore the Bernese Oberland region with our great value travel passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.

If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! The Swiss Travel Pass is also available and we will be delighted to help you choose the one that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.

Scenic rail holidays from Gstaad

Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.
Gstaad is on the route of the GoldenPass Express (for Montreux). You can also take the short transfer to Spiez to join the Lötschberg Regio Express for Bern or Brig, with connections to the famous Glacier Express to St. Moritz. 

If you prefer to be based solely in Gstaad, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.

How to get to Gstaad

Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Gstaad holiday. 

Fly to Zurich

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Spiez > Zweisimmen > Gstaad with a transfer time of around 3 hours 10 minutes. 

Fly to Geneva

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle.  

Swiss Railways: Geneva Airport > Montreux > Gstaad with a transfer time of around 3 hours 10 minutes.

Travel by international rail

Rail from London St. Pancras via Paris to Basel.

Swiss Railways: Basel > Bern > Zweisimmen > Gstaad with a transfer time of around 3 hours 10 minutes. 


Request your holiday quotation

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at

Gstaad village

Gstaad Guest Card

The Card is issued by your hotel in the summer months and offers free local travel and discounts for attractions. It also entitles you to purchase a Gstaad Plus Card for only 19 Sfrs per day. This also gives unlimited mountain travel. More details...

Planning your holiday 2024

Switzerland Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • 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
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card
Request your holiday quote
Cookies on The Swiss Holiday Company website

We use essential cookies to make our website work, while additional cookies are used to make improvements. Please be assured that we do not collect personal information unless you wish to fill out our request forms for brochures, quotation or newsletter.