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How Do I Get From Geneva to Blausee?

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by Darla Uhl

Blausee is a scenic lake in the Kander Valley in the Bernese Oberland. It’s a gorgeous blue lake with crystal-clear water. The color is unusual in that it’s a light blue, with almost no tinge of green or turquoise, unlike most other lakes in Switzerland.

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Logistical concerns will inevitably arise. Those who wish to travel by train in Switzerland need to know several specifics before doing so. In this article, we will explore the train journey between Geneva and Blausee.

How do you get from Geneva to Blausee, Switzerland? Let’s find out.

How To Get From Geneva to Blausee

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As a first step, you should know about this website: www.sbb.ch. If you wish to install the app on your phone, they have one as well. Using the website, you can simply type in your arrival and departure destinations. After that, it will guide you to where you need to be and when. 

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How To Get From Geneva to Blausee

To get to Blausee from Geneva, you’ll have to take the following trains:

  1. First, take the Intercity train from Geneva to Bern.
  2. In Bern, take the regional train to Frutigen.
  3. In Frutigen, take Bus 230 to Kandersteg. Get off in Blausee BE.

How To Get From Geneva Airport to Blausee

To get to Blausee from Geneva Airport, you’ll have to take the following trains:

  1. First, take the Intercity train from Geneva Airport to Bern.
  2. In Bern, take the regional train to Frutigen.
  3. In Frutigen, take Bus 230 to Kandersteg. Get off in Blausee BE.

How Long Does the Journey From Geneva To Blausee Take?

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The following table shows the travel duration from Geneva to Blausee or the other way around (updated December 2023):

RouteEstimated Travel Time
Geneva – Bern – Frutigen – Blausee BE2 hours 59 minutes
Geneva Airport – Bern – Frutigen – Blausee BE3 hours 9 minutes
Blausee BE – Frutigen – Bern – Geneva3 hours 10 minutes
Blausee BE – Frutigen – Bern – Geneva Airport3 hours 19 minutes

How Much Will the Train Ticket From Geneva to Blausee Cost?

As of the time of publishing the article, a single journey ticket costs the following (updated December 2023):

RouteFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare (CHF)
Geneva – Blausee BE78.4039.20
Geneva Airport – Blausee BE82.4041.20

Do You Need a Seat Reservation on the Train?

Individuals do not need to pre-book a seat on the train.

For the bus journey, reservations for groups of 10 or more can be made until the day before the trip. Bicycle riders also need to reserve a spot. Please call +41336737474 if you want anything reserved for the bus journey.

Can You Drive Into Blausee?

Yes, you can take your car directly from Geneva to Blausee. The total travel time by car is 2 hours and 32 minutes (around 220 kilometers).

There is a parking lot right in front of the entrance to the Blausee Nature Park. Take note that it fills up relatively quickly, especially on a good, summer holiday.

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Am I Allowed to Travel From Geneva To Blausee?

Yes, Blausee is currently open to visitors. Please check the website for more information  https://www.blausee.ch/en/.

Darla Uhl is the owner of TouringSwitzerland.com. Her home is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Having lived almost 20 years in Switzerland, she's traveled extensively all over the country.

Darla's favorite regions to visit in Switzerland include Engadin, Lake Geneva, Bernese Oberland, Ticino, and Valais. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, visiting museums, and reading books.

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