Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Switzerland  /  Canton of Bern  /  Bernese Oberland  /  Frutigen  /  Sightseeing  /  Lotschberg Base Tunnel
Lotschberg Base Tunnel, Frutigen
(4.5/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
|}The Lötschberg Base Tunnel is a 34.57km railway tunnel on the BLS AG's Lötschberg line cutting through the Alps of Switzerland some 400m below the existing Lötschberg Tunnel. It is currently the world's longest land tunnel and accommodates passenger and freight trains. It runs between Frutigen, Berne, and Raron, Valais. Breakthrough was in April 2005 and construction ended in 2006. The opening ceremony was in June 2007. Full scale operation began in December 2007.ProjectBuilt to ease lorry traffic on Swiss roads, the LBT allows an increased number of lorries and trailers to be loaded onto trains in Germany, pass through Switzerland on rail and be unloaded in Italy. It also cuts down travel time for German tourists going to Swiss ski resorts and puts the Valais into commuting distance to Bern by reducing travel time by 50%. The total cost was SFr 4.3 billion (as of 2007, corrected to 1998 prices). This and the Gotthard Base Tunnel are parts of the Swiss AlpTransit initiative.
With our online itinerary creator, Frutigen attractions like Lotschberg Base Tunnel can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Source
map
Create a full Frutigen itinerary

Plan your trip to Frutigen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bernese Oberland by other users

13 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, outdoors, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES September, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Interlaken BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • All year round a short cut and not that expensive either saves on tyres and petrol. ,done a few time never book and lucky never had to queue for to long. 
  • The tunnel allows to move from Bern to the Valais and vice versa very simply. Just on the train, or even load the car in Frutigen.
    View original
  • There is a very nice experience to drive it through the tunnel. You will feel yourself transported back in the early years of the previous century. Should you have ever seen.
    View original