Bern to Frutigen by train

How to take the rail journey from Bern to Fruitigen and connect for Adelboden

Adelboden is one of the closest Swiss alpine resort towns to Bern, so sespite a bus being required for the final part of the journey, it can be easily accessed from the Swiss capital.



From Bern to Fruitigen

Journey Summary

Travel Time
50min (approx)
Travel Information

Final Destination: Brig or Domodossola

Post Bus route 230 connects Frutigen station/bahnhof with the Adelboden-Lenk ski resort.

The buses are timed to connect with these Lotschberger trains and the late afternoon/evening commuter trains between Spiez and Frutigen.
The bus journey on to Adelboden takes 32 minutes.

1 x direct train per hour

The IC trains heading to Brig which typically depart Bern at 16:07; 17:07 and 18:07 also connect in Spiez for local trains on to Frutigen.


Book early and save: No*

Online bookings open: 2 months ahead of the travel date

*=SBB does not offer discounted 'Supersaver Tickets' for this journey, so you won't save if you book online.

Booking to Adelboden:

SBB will sell tickets for the end-to-end journey which includes the trains to Frutigen and the bus on to Adelboden.

If you will be heading to Adelboden then booking the end2end journey with SBB, either online or at the station in Bern is the best option, as the connection between the train and bus at Frutigen station/bahnhof is tightly timed.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost

SBB Guide

SBB is the main national rail operator in Switzerland, but tickets for journeys by the other significant operators including BLS and SOB can be be booked on the SBB website.

SBB also sells tickets for journeys to many destinations which involve a combination of SBB trains and services provided by the many independent operators who serve the Alpine resort towns.
However, if you will be making a long-distance return day trip, look out for he possibility of SaverDay passes being cheaper than tickets.

Though if you download the SBB app, booking tickets on SBB's mobile services can be simper than using the website.
Also watch out for the fact that booking international tickets can be comparatively quirky.

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