Getting to Wengen

The nearest airports to Wengen are Bern, Zurich and Basel. Total transfer times are between two hours and three hours. Wengen is car-free so the last part of the journey from Lauterbrunnen up to Wengen has to be on the mountain railway.

Nearest airports to Wengen

There are international airports at Bern, Zurich, Basel and Geneva. Bern airport is actually nearest to Wengen, but Zurich, Basel and Geneva airports offer many more flights and, therefore, they are usually easier and cheaper to fly to. Distances and driving times from the airports to Lauterbrunnen are as follows:

Bern airport 102km / 1 hour 25 minutes
Zurich airport 144km / 1 hour 45 minutes
Basel airport 162km / 1 hour 55 minutes
Geneva airport 234km / 2 hours 30 minutes

From Lauterbrunnen it’s a 15 minute train journey up to car-free Wengen. The last train leaves late at night.

Getting from the airport to Wengen

Wengen is car-free, so whilst you can hire a car at the airport and drive to Lauterbrunnen, you’ll need to leave your vehicle at the multi-storey car park at Lauterbrunnen station for the duration of your stay. A private transfer by car to Lauterbrunnen (for instance with Ski-Lifts – see below) can therefore make more sense. Transfers by train to Lauterbrunnen are also possible but take longer.

Ski-Lifts Airport to transfers to Wengen via Lauterbrunnen

Each year Ski-Lifts helps more than 100,000 skiers and boarders get to their accommodation in ski resorts, including transfers to Wengen from Zurich and Basel Airports, and other locations. It offers a range of hassle-free, transfer options to the train station at Lauterbrunnen with 24/7 assistance when its needed. Get an immediate quote and book online>

Airport transfers to Wengen from the airport by rail

Zurich and Geneva airports have a rail terminals in the airport with direct train connections via Bern to Interlaken Ost and onwards to Lauterbrunnen. 

From Zurich airport to Wengen by rail takes about 3 hours, changing trains three times if taking one of the direct trains to Bern from Zurich airport, or four times if you haveto change at Zurich main station.  From Geneva airport to Wengen by rail takes about 3 hours 50 minutes, changing three times at Bern, Interlaken Ost and Lauterbrunnen.  If flying to Bern or Basel, you have to take a bus from the airport to the main station in the city centre then continue to Interlaken Ost, Lauterbrunnen and Wengen.

To check train timetables go to Swiss Railways (SBB)

Driving to Wengen

There are fast motorway connections most of the way from Zurich via Luzern and Geneva via Bern.

From Zurich take the E60/E41 to Luzern then E35/A8 to Interlaken or if driving from Geneva take the motorway E25/E62/E27 to Bern then follow the A8 to Interlaken.  From here good roads lead to Lauterbrunnen where you need to park (minimum period of seven days) at the multi-storey car park at Lauterbrunnen station (Wengen is car free) then it’s a short 15 minute train journey to Wengen.

Motorways in Switzerland are subject to a toll so don’t forget to buy a motorway toll sticker. They can be purchased at the border, at petrol stations and at post offices.

If driving from further afield, distances and drive times from major cities to Lauterbrunnen are approximately as follows:

London     1,096km / 12 hours
Paris           657km / 7 hours 40 minutes
Frankfurt     489km / 4 hours 35 minutes
Milan          272km / 3 hours 25 minutes

Lauterbrunnen Parking Tel: +41 (0) 33 828 74 00

Wengen Taxi Services

Bischoff Taxis        Tel:  +41 (0) 33 855 18 19
Wegmuller Hansjorg      Tel:  +41 (0) 33 855 33 80
Niederhauser Taxis    Tel:  +41 (0) 79 640 57 23
Bischoff Jungfrau Taxi    Tel:  +41 (0) 79 334 41 31

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