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How to Get From Lauterbrunnen to Mürren

Last Updated on February 26, 2024 by Darla Uhl

Lauterbrunnen is a fantastic starting point for anyone who wants to go to the charming car-free village of Mürren. Mürren is a romantic, car-free mountain resort in one of Switzerland’s most beautiful regions, the Bernese Oberland.  From its altitude of 1,645 meters, it provides a bird’s eye view of the Lauterbrunnen Valley below. This article discusses how to get from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren.

How to Get From Lauterbrunnen to Mürren

Image of Mürren from Wikimedia

It is quite easy to get from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren.

There are two ways to get to Mürren starting from Lauterbrunnnen. The first and easier trip is via Grütschalp cable car. The second is a longer route via the Stechelberg cable car. However, the second option does allow you to travel through the Lauterbrunnen Valley, and see Staubbach Waterfall and Mürrenbach Waterfall before continuing to Mürren.

Let’s cover both options below.

How To Get From Lauterbrunnen to Mürren via Grütschalp

Image of the Lauterbrunnen Train Station by TouringSwitzerland.com

To get from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren via Grütschalp, you’ll have to take the following connections:

  1. In Lauterbrunnen, follow the signs to transfer to the cable car heading to Grütschalp.
  2. In Grütschalp, transfer to the small train that leads you to Mürren.

How To Get From Lauterbrunnen to Mürren via Stechelberg

To get from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren via Stechelberg, you’ll have to take the following connections:

  1. In Lauterbrunnen, ride the bus that goes in the direction of Stechelberg. At Stechelberg, Schilthornbahn, get off the bus.
  2. In Stechelberg, transfer to the cable car that leads you to Gimmelwald.
  3. In Gimmelwald, you will take the connecting cable car to Mürren.

How Long Does the Train From Lauterbrunnen to Mürren Take?

A table showing the duration of the trip from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren is provided below (updated February 2024):

RouteDuration (fastest)
Lauterbrunnen – Grütschalp – Mürren23 minutes
Lauterbrunnen – Stechelberg – Gimmelwald – Mürren32 minutes

Is the Train From Lauterbrunnen to Mürren Scenic?

Although the trains do not have big panoramic windows like the Bernina Express and Glacier Express, the scenery going to Mürren is very picturesque.

In case you would like to check out other scenic trains, then there are three recommended below. These are the Golden Pass Linethe Glacier Expressand the Bernina Express.

Image of Bernina Express by TouringSwitzerland.com
Image of Bernina Express by TouringSwitzerland.com

Your other options in detail are the following:

  • Golden Pass – The Golden Pass departs from Lucerne. You would take a train from Zurich to Lucerne, then change to Interlaken. This is sometimes referred to as the east end of this route. The Golden Pass has panorama coaches and is scenic.
  • Glacier Express – Glacier Express is a long journey that starts from Zermatt, home of Matterhorn. It then traverses 291 bridges and 91 tunnels before stopping in St. Moritz. Both Zermatt and St. Moritz are beautiful mountain resorts worthy of a longer stay. The Glacier Express passes by several idyllic mountain villages.
  • Bernina Express – Bernina Express is another train route that begins in Chur. Chur is the oldest alpine city in Switzerland and is worth visiting. This train route spans 196 bridges. It goes through 55 tunnels and passes 20 beautiful villages in Switzerland. 

How Much Will the Train Ticket From Lauterbrunnen to Mürren Cost?

As of the time of publishing the article, a single journey ticket costs the following (updated February 2024):

RouteFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare (CHF)
Lauterbrunnen – Grütschalp – Mürren11.805.90
Lauterbrunnen – Stechelberg – Gimmelwald- Mürren16.408.20

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 Mürren?

Image of Mürren from Wikimedia

No, you cannot drive your car into Mürren. You will have to park your car in the Lauterbrunnen Valley Terminal or the Schilthornbahn Parking Lot. If you park at the Lauterbrunnen Valley Terminal, you can take the cable car to Grütschalp, and then the train to Mürren. If you park at the Schilthornbahn Parking Lot, you can take the cable cars to Gimmelwald, then Mürren.

Mürren is a car-free village accessible by public transportation.

Is Mürren Car-Free?

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Yes, Mürren is a car-free village similar to Wengen and Zermatt. As you cannot take your car, you will have to park it at the Lauterbrunnen Valley Terminal or the parking lot near Schilthornbahn.

If you park at the Lauterbrunnen Valley Terminal, you can take the cable car to Grütschalp, and then the train to Mürren. If you park at the Schilthornbahn Parking Lot, you can take the cable cars to Gimmelwald, then Mürren.

How Do You Get Around in Mürren?

As Mürren is car-free, you cannot bring your car. However, if you need help with getting around, you can contact your hotel and they can arrange a small emission-free taxi for you. If you would like to arrange it yourself, you can call Stäger Transporte (Phone: +41 33 855 24 80) and Feuz Transporte (Phone: +41 33 855 18 70).

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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.