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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
Lenk Bus AFA

Whether to the waterfall Simmenfälle, up to Bühlberg, to the Reka Center, or up to the Iffigen Alp, 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 Lenk 2017/18

Contact

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

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

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.

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 – Lengenbrand (Chemistube) are included. The SIMMENTAL CARD has to be shown while entering in the bus. The guest either receives this card at his arrival or with the bill dedicated to flat-rate visitor’s tax, or finds it in his holiday home. Locals have to organize their card at the municipality.

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

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.

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 www.bls.ch.

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
Die Lenk und der wohl schönste Talabschluss der Alpen

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

Base station Betelberg and Metsch: free.

In the village: Marktplatz, Halten (behind Chäs-Spycher), TEC (next to tennis courts) and Oberriedstrasse (bus stop Neufeld): free.

Winter car parking at Lenk

Base station Betelberg and Metsch: free.

Brüggmatte, Marktplatz, and TEC (next to ice skating rink): paid parking. You get the parking card for those parkings at the Tourist Center Lenk or at the municipality of Lenk.

Special rules of the roads

Iffigenalp
The roads up to Iffigenalp is only passable in summer. From Hubelmatte, the road is an alternating one-way road.
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. 

Bühlberg
In winter (from the 21 December 2018 on), 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 may be required as conditions dictate.

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

Arrive in a comfortable way with Marti Car at Lenk

From the 15 of December 2018 to the 10 of March 2019, the Lenk Skibus drives you every Saturday and Sunday to the ski areas Betelberg and Metsch at Lenk.

From 26 to 28 of December and on the 1 and 2 of January, the Lenk Skibus drives daily.

Schedule

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)
7.45 a.m. Thun (Stockhornarena – gas station)
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

Betelberg
Adults CHF 62.–
Adolescents (16 to 19 years old) CHF 57.–
Kids (6 to 15 years old) CHF 47.–

Metsch (ski region Adelboden-Lenk)
Adults CHF 76.–
Adolescents (16 to 19 years old) CHF 69.–
Kids (6 to 15 years old) CHF 59.–

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

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

Tel. +41 32 391 01 11, www.lenker-skibus.ch

Contact

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

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