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How to Get from Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls

Last Updated on December 12, 2023 by Darla Uhl

Known for its breathtaking views, crystal-clear streams, and 72 cascading waterfalls, Lauterbrunnen is one of the most picturesque destinations in Switzerland. And because experiencing waterfalls up close is one of the best things to do in Lauterbrunnen, you might want to visit Trümmelbach Falls. This article discusses what you need to know to travel from Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls.

Image of Trümmelbachfälle Entrance near Lauterbrunnen by TouringSwitzerland.com

There is no doubt that Trümmelbach Falls should be on your bucket list of things to do in Switzerland; it is worth visiting at least once in your life. t is one of the world’s most stunning waterfalls, not because of its size, but because of its uniqueness and intensity. Trümmelbach Falls consists of ten glacier waterfalls inside the mountain. To reach the interior of a mountain, you must either climb it on foot or take an elevator ride through a tunnel.

If you are thinking of traveling from Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls or the other way around, read below.

Here’s how to get from Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls and vice versa.

Overview: Navigating Swiss Trains and Buses

Image of Lauterbrunnen Train Station by TouringSwitzerland.com

You can start by visiting the SBB website: www.sbb.ch. Using the website, you can type in your departure and arrival destinations. It will then guide you to where and when you need to be. An app is also available for iOS and Android devices.

If you wish to pay half the fare for all your train rides in Switzerland, a Half Fare Discount Card (1-month validity) is available on www.sbb.ch. This allows you to travel for half the price on all SBB routes and most other railways during the duration of your discount card.

Using the Swiss Pass, you get unlimited travel by train, bus, and boat in Switzerland. Over 500 museums are also free or discounted, and there are free or discounted excursions to mountain summits.

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How to Travel From Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls

Image of Trümmelbach Falls by TouringSwitzerland.com

After you arrive at Lauterbrunnen train station, you need to go to the road where the bus stop is located near the Grütschalp Cable Car and Coop.

In 9 minutes, Bus 141 takes you from Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls. The stop is called Trümmelbachfälle. To get to Trümmelbach Falls, cross the road from the bus stop.

After you have bought your ticket, you can come in and wait for the elevator to take you up to the middle part of the waterfalls. It is also possible to walk the entire route if you wish.

Elevator up to Trümmelbach Falls

Image of the Elevator in Trümmelbach Falls by TouringSwitzerland.com

It is more convenient to take the elevator up to the waterfalls. It is operated by one of the employees and might require a short wait.

You may also choose to walk up to the highest waterfall if you wish.

NOTE: It is important to note that Trümmelbach Falls is only open to those who are 4 years of age and older.


How to Travel From Trümmelbach Falls to Lauterbrunnen

Image of Lauterbrunnen Valley as seen from Trümmelbach Falls by TouringSwitzerland.com

Once you are done with your visit, simply take Bus 141 from Trümmelbachfälle to Lauterbrunnen. Buses leave twice per hour.


How Long Does the Bus From Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls Take?

It takes 9 minutes to travel from Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls by bus.


How Much Will the Bus Ticket From Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls Cost?

As of the time of writing (updated December 2023), here are the bus ticket prices from Lauterbrunnen to Trümmelbach Falls:

RouteFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare (CHF)
Lauterbrunnen – Trümmelbachfälle4.402.20

As you can see, if you avail of the Half Fare Travel Card, you can save on your fare for long train journeys. So this is something to consider during your travel to Switzerland. You can do simple calculations and decide from there if it will be worth it for you.


Can You Drive Into Trümmelbach Falls?

Yes, you can drive your car right up to Trümmelbach Falls’ entrance. There is a parking lot near the entrance where you can park your car.


Do You Need a Seat Reservation on the Bus?

No, there is no need to reserve a spot on the bus.

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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.