Getting to Engelberg
Engelberg is in Central Switzerland and easily reached via excellent road and rail connections. Zurich International Airport is less than 90 minutes away by car, but there is also a good train service. Private, door to door, airport to resort transfer services are available too.
Nearest Airports to Engelberg
The closest major international airport is Zurich (100km) just 1 hour 20 minutes by road or around 2 hours by rail from the resort.
Zurich airport – 101 km / 1 hour 20 minutes
Basel Airport (EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg) – 137km / 1 hour 40 minutes
Berne airport – 137 km / 1 hour 55 minutes
Getting to Engelberg by private transfer from the Airport
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Ski-Lifts private transfers to Engelberg from the airport
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Getting to Engelberg by train from Zurich Airport
Engelberg can also be reached slightly more slowly by rail from Zurich airport to Lucerne, with hourly direct connections from the airport to Lucerne and a direct hourly service from Lucerne to Engelberg. The rail journey from the airport takes just over 2 hours including a 15 minute interval at Lucerne allowing ample time to change to Zentralbahn line from Lucerne direct to the centre of the village;
To search train timetables and to book rail transfers online go to Swiss Railways (SBB).
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Engelberg is easily reached by car as it’s just 20 kilometres from the nearest motorway exit to the village. Follow motorways from all directions to Lucerne, then the A2 south towards the Gotthard. Leave the A2 at the Stans-Süd exit (16 kms after Lucerne) and follow signs for Engelberg (a further 20 kms by good road). The main lift station and a large carpark are on the right before you reach town and the centre of town is partly pedestrianised.