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Access & getting around

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!

Getting around once here
Lenk Bus AFA

Whether to the waterfall Simmenfälle, up to Bühlberg, to the Reka Center, or up to the Iffigenalp, the Lenk Bus will take you there and to many other destinations outside of the immediate town center. In the winter, buses regularly leave from the train station to ferry skiers to the lift stations at Betelberg and Metsch.

As per Summer 2019, all bus lines at Lenk, excluding the winter line Metsch – Betelberg, will be included in the categorie «free rides» in RegioPass. More details in the booklet or on the website of RPBO.

Bus schedule (in German)



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


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,

During winter, the taxi company Taxi 4×4 drives guests to the Iffigenalp on request.
Tel. +41 33 722 04 04

Travelling as a group?

Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.

Bus alpin

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

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 2021.

Bus routes included

Since the 1 of July 2017, 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.

Taxi companies

Taxi 4×4, Zweisimmen: 24h-Service.
Tel. +41 33 722 04 04

Taxi Samuel, Boltigen: Bus trips, taxi, van rentals.
Tel. +41 79 656 62 97

Skibus St. Stephan

From Saturday, 19. December 2020 to 16. March 2021, the ski bus leaves from St. Stephan and leads snow sports fans to Lengebrand.

Arrival by train
Train of MOB
Train of MOB

The wonderful destination of Lenk lay at the end of a beautiful and varied train ride from either Bern or Montreux.

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

Map of Switzerland

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.

Excursions from Lenk-Simmental

Enjoy a ferry ride on Lake Thun, stroll around the lakeside castle in Spiez, or experience the care-free style of wandering along the Simme Valley. Ideas for daily excursions can be found at

GoldenPass Line Montreux – Zweisimmen (MOB)

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

Regional passes

Available at your local train station, the «Regional-Pass Berner Oberland» is the ideal ticket for regional excursions from Lenk-Simmental and into the greater region of the Bernese Oberland. Most trains, passenger ferries, mountain gondolas, and buses are included in the network. The regional pass for «Léman-Alpes» might also be interesting.

Arrival by car
Lenk-Simmental Dorf mit Wildstrubel
Lenk-Simmental Dorf mit Wildstrubel

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.

Map of Switzerland

Approximate travel times

Berne – Lenk: 1h 20min
Basel – Lenk: 2h20 min
Geneva – Lenk: 2h 40min
Zurich – Lenk: 2h 50min

Summer car parking at Lenk

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.

Parking fees can be paid cashless via Parkingpay or Easypark (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.

Special rules of the roads

In the winter the road to Iffigenalp is closed. The winter closure was lifted on 23.4.2021. 

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 winter, the road to Bühlberg is one-way only.

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.

Charging stations for electric vehicles

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

Arrival by Lenk Skibus
Mülkerblatte et Leiterli en hiver
Winter Mülkerblatte Leiterli

Arrive in a comfortable way with Marti Car at Lenk


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

Price including travel by car bus and day ticket

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

Last-minute bookings possible up to 1 hour before departure according to timetable.
Tel. +41 32 391 01 11


Ernst Marti AG
CH-3283 Kallnach
Tel. +41 32 391 01 11

Logo Marti Reisen
Logo Marti Reisen
Arrival by plane
Swiss Flugzeug
Swiss Flugzeug

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.

Current flight schedules and further information