IC express trains await departure from Brig

How to take the rail journey from Bern to Brig, where connections are available towards Andermatt

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Bern to Brig / Brigue by train

There are two options available when taking a journey by train from Bern to Brig:

  1. Travelling by an express train, which will spend a significant portion of its journey racing through the epic Lotschberg Base Tunnel.
  2. Taking the slower 'Lotschberger' services on the more spectacular older route.

Routes you can take to go from Bern to Brig / Brigue

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:
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Route Information

Option 1: taking an express train
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 5min (approx)



Travel Info

1 or 2 x trains per hour
There are typically two departures in odd hours; one of which can be an EC train heading to Italy
In even hours the one departure is a Swiss IC train.
The final departure of the day is usually just after 21:30.

Route Information

Option 2: the slower, but more scenic route
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 41min



Travel Info

1 x train per hour
The final departure is typically before 19:40

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