Acces & getting around

How to find us

The pathway to your destination It’s easy to reach your destination of Lenk-Simmental either by car or by train from the Swiss capital city of Berne. The Simmental is the first along your approach to the Bernese Oberland and begins along Lake Thun at Spiez.  

We hope you have a wonderful trip into the Simmental!

By public transport (bus & train)

Travel comfortably with the Lötschberger excursion train via Bern – Spiez – Zweisimmen or with the GoldenPass Panoramic (MOB) via Montreux – Zweisimmen to our destination Lenk-Simmental. The beautiful valley invites you to a varied train journey.

And the Lenk Bus will take you to the most popular places outside the village – the waterfall Simmenfälle, the Bühlberg and many other destinations. In the winter, buses regularly leave from the train station to ferry skiers to the lift stations at Betelberg and Metsch.

Winter

Bus lines included (also in Adelboden)

All bus routes at Lenk are free for guests and/or locals paying the guest taxes. During winter time, also the bus lines in Adelboden and the bus line Matten – St. Stephan – Lengebrand (Chemistube) are included. The SIMMENTAL CARD has to be shown while entering in the bus.

You can find out more about the included lines here.

Skibus St. Stephan

From Saturday, 24 December 2022 to Sunday, 19 March 2023, the ski bus leaves from St. Stephan and leads snow sports fans to Lengebrand.

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Summer

Public transport incl.

In the experience area between the Simmental and the Saanenland, public transport is free to use with the SIMMENTAL CARD from 1 June to 31 October 2022.

You can find out more about the included lines here.

Iffigenalp

During summer season, a bus drives you to the Iffigenalp. We recommend reservations for the bus to Iffigenalp by 5 p.m. a day in advance.
Tel. +41 33 673 74 74, www.afabus.ch

Bus alpin

Bus alpin services include Iffigenalp and Laubbärgli bus lines of AFA at Lenk.

Schedule

Bus schedule Lenk

You can find a detailed schedule below (in German).

Bus timetable winter

SBB schedule

The SBB schedule provides you with all the information you need about bus and train connections in Switzerland.

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Rail/Train

Approximate travel times

Zurich – Berne – Lenk: 2h 50min
Basel – Berne – Lenk: 2h 50min
Geneva – Lausanne – Montreux – Lenk: 3h 30min
Berne/Belp – Lenk: 1h 45min

To the schedule of SBB

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Only one train change from Berne to Lenk

The Lötschberger train takes you hourly from Bern directly to Zweisimmen, where you’ll change trains to catch the 20 minute regional train to Lenk. All information and ticket prices can be found here.

Luggage transport

Travel to us comfortably and in a climate-friendly way by public transport and leave your luggage to travel on its own. The SBB offers various options for the transport of your luggage and your sports equipment. The SBB luggage service will now be handled by the Tourist Center, Rawilstrasse 3, in Lenk.

GoldenPass Line Montreux – Zweisimmen (MOB)

Enjoy the dreamlike landscape between Lake Geneva and the Bernese Oberland aboard the GoldenPass Panoramic from Montreux to Zweisimmen.

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Travelling as a group

Reservation bus

Reservations are obligatory for groups of 10 or more on all bus routes. Reservations can be made here.

Reservation rail/train

Groups can reserve seats via SBB.

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Contacts

AFA

Automobilverkehr Frutigen-Adelboden AG (AFA)
Dorfstrasse 4
CH-3715 Adelboden
Tel. +41 33 673 74 74
Fax +41 33 673 74 70
info@afabus.ch
www.afabus.ch

MOB

GoldenPass Panoramic (MOB)
CH-1820 Montreux
Tel. +41 21 989 81 90
info@mob.ch
www.mob.ch

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Car

Traveling on the A6 motorway Bern – Thun, take the Wimmis/Zweisimmen exit through the Simmenfluh Tunnel, on the other side of which begins your journey up the Simme River Valley. The main road in the valley, the Simmentalstrasse, is open year-round.

Coming from Bulle and the Canton of Freiburg, one can reach Lenk via Charmey by traveling over the Jaunpass into the Simmental (Boltigen) or by traveling via Château d’Oex – Saanen – Zweisimmen.

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Arrival

Approximate travel times

Berne – Lenk: 1h 20min
Basel – Lenk: 2h 10 min
Geneva – Lenk: 2h 40min
Zurich – Lenk: 2h 50min

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Parking

Summer

Blue zone on the market place and waiting room Halten.

Base station Betelberg and Metsch, Brüggmatte, Halten (north of the trainings center Lenk), icre rink and Murersrohr are free in summer.

The parking space Wallisermatte is not available in summer.

Winter car parking at Lenk

Base station Betelberg and Metsch: free.

Blue zone on the market place and waiting room Halten.

Paid parking spaces short-term: Brüggmatte, Halten (north of the trainings center Lenk), ice rink, Wallisermatte and Murersrohr.

Paid parking spaces long-term: Brüggmatte and Wallissermatte.

More information about the prices and locations of the car parks can be found here. The parking spaces mentioned are subject to charges from 1.12.2022 – 31.3.2023.

Apps

Parking fees can be paid cashless via Parkingpay or Easypark, paybyphone or SEPP (also available as a mobile app), as well as with Twint. Parking tickets can also be obtained from the municipality of Lenk or the Tourist Center Lenk.

Parking prohibited

Parking on the pavement is prohibited. The control of stationary traffic is carried out by a security company. Offending motorists will be fined according to the administrative fine decree.

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Special rules of the roads

Iffigenalp

During summer the road is an alternating one-way road from Hubelmatte.
The road travels «up»: x.30 – x.45
The road travels «down»: x.00 – x.15

Between 8.00 p.m. and 7.30 a.m. there is no restriction about driving up or down, please count with oncoming traffic during this time slot.

In the winter the road to Iffigenalp is closed (from friday, 18.11.2022).

Bühlberg

In winter, the road to Bühlberg is one-way only. The one-way is out of force from 22.03.2022.

The road travels «up»: x.45 – x.15
The road travels «down»: x.15 – x.45

Between 5.45 p.m. and 6.45 a.m. there is no restriction about driving up or down, please count with oncoming traffic during this time slot. Tire chains are required.

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Charging stations for electric vehicles & E-Bikes

Locations

An overview of the charging stations for electric cars can be found here.

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Ski bus

Arrive in a comfortable way with Marti Car at Lenk.

Marti Car

Schedule

5.45 Uhr Kallnach (Marti Car Terminal)
5.45 a.m. Kallnach (Marti Car Terminal)
6.30 a.m. Solothurn (Kaffee Oetterli, Niklaus Konrad-Str.)
6.50 a.m. Alchenflüh (vis-à-vis Landi)
7.10 a.m. Bern Wankdorf (Max-Daetwyler-Platz)
9.00 a.m. Arrival at Lenk (Metsch)
9.15 a.m. Arrival at Lenk (Betelberg)
4.15 p.m. Departure at Betelberg
4.30 p.m. Departure at Metsch

Preise inklusive CaPrice including travel by car bus and day ticket

Betelberg
Adults CHF 64.–
Adolescents (16 to 19 years old) CHF 58.–
Kids (6 to 15 years old) CHF 48.–

Metsch (ski region Adelboden-Lenk)
Adults CHF 78.–
Adolescents (16 to 19 years old) CHF 70.–
Kids (6 to 15 years old) CHF 60.–

KeyCard Depot CHF 5.–

Your advantages

  • Travel by car bus and day ticket for a good price
  • You’ll receive the day ticket in the bus
  • Every Saturday and Sunday guaranteed departure
  • The car bus stops in front of the cable car station Betelberg and Stand-Xpress Metsch
  • Exclusively for guests arriving by the ski bus, the heated coach is opened for warming up during lunchtime.

Offers for groups

Do you plan a ski day with your company, your association or a school class? Please ask for special group prices.

Reservation required

Kurzentschlossene: Buchen bis 1 StuLast-minute bookings possible up to 1 hour before departure according to timetable.

Tel. +41 32 391 01 11

Contact

Ernst Marti AG
CH-3283 Kallnach
Tel. +41 32 391 01 11
www.marti.ch
www.facebook.com/martireisen.ch

Taxi

If you want to travel by taxi in the Simmental, we recommend two taxi companies which will take you safely and quickly to your desired destination.

Provider

Taxi 4×4 (Iffigenalp incl.)

CH-3770 Zweisimmen
24h-Service
Tel. +41 33 722 04 04

Taxi Samuel

CH-1657 Boltigen
Bus trips, taxi, van rentals
Tel. +41 79 656 62 97

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Plane

The Simmental is only a few hours away from the Zürich, Basel, or Geneva international airports, and a flight that takes you directly to Bern-Belp is practically in the Bernese Oberland already. Once in Belp, it’s a 1h drive by car or a relaxing 1h 45min by train.

Arrival

Current flight schedules and further information

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