A two-hour journey into the heart of the Italian and Swiss Alps, an experience that combines one of the most beautiful panoramic routes in all the Alps with the exploration of pristine natural landscapes and extraordinary cities.
The BLS Green Train of the Alps is beloved by visitors from around the world, offering the comfort of modern panoramic international trains and, especially, the wonder of the natural sights along the way: each stop is a chance to experience something unforgettable.
The BLS railway route may also be used – in the section between Domodossola and Brig, with stops in Varzo and Iselle – to travel part of the historic Via Stockalper itinerary from Domodossola to Brig by a sustainable means of transport.
Every day, the Green Train of the Alps links Domodossala, the capital of the Ossola Valley, to Bern, the capital of Switzerland, crossing the Simplon Pass and arriving in Brig, an undiscovered gem with its lovely historic centre and the Brigerbad thermal baths. Next, having ascended the Rodano Valley and crossed the Lötschberg tunnel, travellers reach Kandersteg in the Bernese highlands. This picturesque tourist destination in the Swiss Alps is a true paradise for summer sports and hiking with majestic lakes and spectacular mountain peaks. Here begins the descent over stunning viaducts and through spiralling tunnels. Just before it arrives in Frutigen, the Green Train of the Alps crosses the magnificent Kander viaduct, the most photographed sight on the Lötschberg line, before passing the Tellenburg Castle. From Frutigen, the route leads to Spiez, then Thun, overlooking the lake of the same name, navigable all year round.
The last section of the line carries passengers to Bern, with its historic city centre of extraordinary beauty, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983.
Daily tickets may be purchased for travel on the Green Train of the Alps. They include round-trip journeys on BLS trains from Domodossola to Bern with stops in Spiez or Thun and a Thun Lake crossing. Discounts are available for small children.
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For additional information, please visit: www.bls.ch/treninoverde