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Lauterbrunnen railway station

Address Bahnhofplatz
Municipality Lauterbrunnen
Canton Bern
Country Switzerland
Coordinates 46°35′54″N 07°54′28″E / 46.59833°N 7.90778°E / 46.59833; 7.90778Coordinates: 46°35′54″N 07°54′28″E / 46.59833°N 7.90778°E / 46.59833; 7.90778

Line(s) Berner Oberland Bahn
Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren
Elevation 797 m (2,615 ft)[1]
Other information
Opened 1 July 1890
Electrified 17 March 1914
Line ops
Postbus Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen is a railway station in the village and municipality of Lauterbrunnen in the Swiss canton of Bern. The station is on the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB), whose trains operate services to Interlaken Ost. It is also the valley terminus of the Wengernalpbahn (WAB), whose trains operate to Kleine Scheidegg via Wengen, and of the Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren (BLM), whose hybrid cable car and rail link runs to Mürren.[1][2]

The BOB and WAB lines use different gauges, and there is no physical connection between them. However the trains operate from adjacent platforms within the same station. Trains of the BOB enter the station from the north, whilst trains of the WAB enter from the south. The lower, cable car, stage of the BLM departs from a terminal across the street from the main station. The depot and workshop of the WAB lies to the south of the station.[1]

The station is served by the following passenger trains:[3][4]

Operator Train Type Route Typical Frequency Notes
Berner Oberland Bahn Regio Interlaken Ost - Wilderswil - Zweilütschinen - Sandweid - Lauterbrunnen 1 or 2 per hour
Wengernalpbahn Lauterbrunnen - Wengwald - Wengen - Allmend - Wengernalp - Kleine Scheidegg 2 per hour
Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren Lauterbrunnen - Grütschalp - Winteregg - Mürren 2 to 4 per hour

Post bus services connect Lauterbrunnen station to other local places, including a half-hourly service to Stechelberg via the Trümmelbach Falls.[5]

A large multi-story car park is situated to the east of station, intended for the use of travellers to the car free resorts of Wengen and Mürren, who must complete their journey by train.[6]


External links

  • Lauterbrunnen station page on the Jungfraubahnen web site

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