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Getting from Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen is a charming Swiss village at the bottom of the U-shaped Lauterbrunnen Valley in the Jungfrau region of the southern Bernese Oberland. Surrounded by the towering cliffs of the mountains and 72 waterfalls, the village is a popular destination all year round and dotted with picturesque spots, offering visitors an idyllic vacation in nature.

There are two possible ways to get from Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen; the train or a taxi. An airport taxi or private transfer will cover the 145 km distance between Zurich Airport and Lauterbrunnen in around 1 hour and 45 minutes, at an approximate cost of €380. On the other hand, the train takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes, and a full-price single ticket costs €70 on average.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Zurich at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €380 105min 24/7
Train €140 160min 05:19–21:02

How to get a taxi from Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen

A taxi is the fastest and most convenient solution for a direct transfer from Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen. Your driver will drop you off at the doorstep of your accommodation, and on the way, you will have the opportunity to soak in the majestic views of the Swiss Alps. With a taxi, you will reach your destination in 1 hour and 45 minutes more or less.

How much is a taxi from Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen?

Local taxis at Zurich Airport use taximeters to calculate their fares. You can expect to pay around €380 based on the distance. Naturally, the final price could vary because of factors such as weather conditions, traffic, luggage, etc. You can avoid uncertainty and secure a fixed rate if you pre-book a private transfer from Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€380

Trip Duration

1 Hr. 45 Min.

*If not booked in advance, there could be a variation in prices due to various factors.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

Taxis are available 24 hours a day at Zurich Airport.

Where can I find a taxi?

There is a taxi rank directly outside the Arrivals Hall at Terminals 1 and 2. All you have to do is go to the front of the line and board the first available vehicle.

Convenience

Undoubtedly, taking a Zurich Airport taxi is the way to get to Lauterbrunnen in privacy and comfort. You won’t have to carry your luggage around or get cramped in public transportation if you arrive during rush hour. Plus, you’ll be protected from the elements during the winter months.

Editor’s Note

If you are on a tight budget, the train might be more cost-effective than a long taxi ride.

Useful Tips

Ask your driver to reset the taximeter before you set off.
An airport taxi can fit up to 4 passengers.
As this is a long journey, you could try to negotiate a fixed fare with the driver.

How to take the train from Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen

There are no direct lines that go from Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen. You must change 2 or 3 trains to reach your destination. First, you will have to ride the local train to Zurich HB. From there, an Inter-City train will take you to Interlaken Ost directly or via a connection in Bern or Lucerne. Once in Interlaken, a regional train will transfer you to Lauterbrunnen.

The journey is about 2 hours and 40 minutes for most lines, not including wait times.

What’s the Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen train price?

On average, a Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen train ticket will cost about €70 per traveller – including the train transfer from the airport to Zurich train station. You will get better prices if you book your tickets online in advance. The fares also change depending on the itinerary and the time of the day.

Cost

€70

Trip Duration

2 Hr. 40 Min.

*The waiting time for trains is up to 30 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

Trains run daily from 05:19 to 21:02.

Where do I take the train from?

The Zurich Airport train station is underground, below both passenger terminals. Go under, and you’ll see the entrance to the train station.

Convenience

If you are a solo traveller or travelling light, the train is a good, safe and money-saving alternative. If there are more of you, or you’re travelling with small children, changing several trains to reach your final destination could become overly burdensome, especially if you carry heavy luggage or equipment.

Editor’s Note

It would be a good idea to check your full itinerary before booking. That way, you’ll see how many changes you’ll have to make on the way to Lauterbrunnen.

Useful Tips

Children under the age of 6 travel free of charge.
If you hold a monthly Swiss Half Fare Card, you can get up to 50% discounts on all train tickets.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Zurich. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Lauterbrunnen from Zurich Airport?

The quaint village of Lauterbrunnen lies 145 km southwest of Zurich Airport, in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland. Due to the terrain conditions, a road trip takes less than 2 hours.

How do I get from Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen?

There are two possible ways to get from Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen: taxi or train. A cab will take around 1 hour and 45 minutes, and you’ll have the chance to admire the views along the way. On average, a train journey requires 2 hours and 40 minutes, with multiple stops in between.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Zurich Airport to Lauterbrunnen?

Zurich Airport taxis are metered. With that in mind and with light traffic conditions, you can expect to pay around €380 for a transfer to Lauterbrunnen. Yet, you can take advantage of a competitive fixed-rate fare and avoid hidden costs or an extra pricey ride during rush hour, by pre-booking and pre-paying for a private transfer with Welcome Pickups.

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