How Do I Get From Zürich to Blausee?

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.

Image of Blausee by TouringSwitzerland.com

It is inevitable that logistical concerns will 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 Zurich and Blausee.

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

How To Get From Zurich to Blausee

sbb.ch Website

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 Zurich to Blausee

In order to get to Blausee from Zurich, you’ll have to take the following trains:

  1. First, take the Intercity train from Zurich 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 Zurich Airport to Blausee

In order to get to Blausee from Zurich Airport, you’ll have to take the following trains:

  1. First, take the Intercity train from Zurich 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 train from Zurich to Blausee take?

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The train and bus connections from Zurich to Blausee BE take 2 hours and 12 minutes.

From Zurich Airport, you need to add a couple of minutes to your journey. It takes 2 hours and 36 minutes from Zurich Airport to Blausee BE.

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

As of the time of publishing the article, a single journey ticket costs the following:

RouteFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare (CHF)
Zurich – Blausee BE73.2036.60
Zurich Airport – Blausee BE77.2038.60

Do You Need a Seat Reservation on the Train?

No, there is no need to reserve a spot on the train. But you can always add this option if that is your wish.

Can you drive into Blausee?

Yes, you can take your car directly from Zurich to Blausee. The total travel time by car is 2 hours and 13 minutes (around 175.9 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.

Am I allowed to travel from Zurich to Blausee?

Yes, Blausee is currently open to visitors. Please check the website for the current health guidelines on https://www.blausee.ch/en/.