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Travel from Lauterbrunnen to Murren

Hello,
I'm having a hard time tracking down a definite answer on how to get from Lauterbrunnen to Murren? Also we have Eurail passes, and is there extra costs from transportation between Lauterbrunnen and Murren?

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Two ways.

Way the First: From L take a bus to Stechelberg at the other end of the valley, then take a cable car up to Gimmelwald, and then up to Murren.

Way the Second: From L take a cable car up to Grutschalp. Then take a little train to Murren.

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aj Mürren is up the mountain from Lauterbrunnen. You can see one from the other. Someone will confirm, but I believe all the rail after Interlaken is on private railroads and cable cars, so Eurail not valid.

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aj,

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren is very easy.

This website provides the details on what your Eurail pass will cover.....

https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/transportation/trains/switzerland-rail-passes

When you arrive at Interlaken Ost, present your Railpass at the ticket window and buy discounted tickets to Mürren via the BLM route. Those will cover all modes of travel. The BLM route is the most direct route (IMO).

When you arrive in Lauterbrunnen, walk across the street to the Cable Car station (you'll see it when you arrive there), walk up the stairs and board the next car. The Cable Car will take you to Grütschalp (about 20 minutes). When you arrive at the top, board the small BLM mountain railway which will be waiting. The ride to Mürren will be another 20 minutes or so, and you'll arrive in the "basement" of the station. Walk up stairs to reach street level.

If you have some spare time during your trip, you can try the other route to Mürren by travelling downhill to Gimmelwald (Cable Car or hiking), then down to Stechelberg and take the Post Bus back to Lauterbrunnen. You'll understand the layout once you see the place.

Posted by
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The posts above describe the situation well. Your pass works as far as Interlakken Ost, but you must buy a ticket to go on from there. if you buy your ticket in the station, they will give you 25% discount with your rail pass.

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aj,
If you will be in the area for a few days and want to ride some of the lifts and trains without shelling out for each trip, you might consider getting a Berner Oberland Regional Pass when you get as far as Interlaken. It offers considerable savings.

Posted by
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Sorry to hijack this thread, but I was hoping to get clarifications on something. We are travelling from Colmar to Murren. As per the man in Seat 61, I ended up buying a ticket from Freiburg to Lauterbrunnen, and plan on boarding the train in Basel SBB and continue on from there. While playing around on a train app and saving my itineries, I came across a note in the app saying this trip requires a new ticket from Interlakken. It got me wondering if I need to be aware of something.

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Just one correction to Ken's post. The total time from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren is 20 minutes; the cable from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp takes about 5 minutes, and the train from there to Mürren takes about 15 minutes.

This is one of those things that seems hard until you get there - once you're there, it's easy and obvious.

When you get to Interlaken Ost and go up the stairs for the trains to Lauterbrunnen, there's a big sign saying that Eurail passes are no longer fully valid and that you have to buy tickets - in case you forget.

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Warren, where did you buy the ticket? From SBB? If so, If it says to Lauterbrunnen, then that is what it means. If it is a reservation using a Eurail pass, then you need to pay the supplement from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen.

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Harold,

That's why I used the terms "about 20 minutes" and "20 minutes or so". I couldn't remember the exact times, but just wanted to provide a rough estimate. There may be a short wait at the Lauterbrunnen Cable Car station before the car departs, so the overall time is often longer than the actual travel time. Similarly there's often a short wait before the BLM railway departs, as they need time to load cargo on the flat car.