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Zurich to Mürren Train: All You Need To Know

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by Admin

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.

Mürren is the starting point to reach Schilthorn (Piz Gloria). It is surrounded by other charming villages like Gimmelwald, Allmendhubel, and Stechelberg. 

Image of the train to Mürren from Grütschalp by Wikimedia

The village of Mürren is an amazing place to visit, and you might want to stay for a few days. This sunny place offers a wide view of the southwest. Due to this, it enjoys above-average sunshine hours compared to other places in the Lauterbrunnen valley.

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 Zurich and Mürren. How do you get from Zurich to Mürren by train?  Or are you able to drive in your car? Let’s find out.

How To Get From Zurich toMürren

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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. 

Coming from Zurich Airport

If you are coming from the Zurich Airport, take one of the next trains to the Zurich main station (Zurich HB). Several trains come every hour and stop in Zurich so just hop on the next train after buying a ticket from the ticketing office or one of the ticket machines.

Coming from Zurich Train Station

Zurich Train Station
Image of Zurich Train Station by TouringSwitzerland.com


As soon as you reach the Zurich Train Station (Zurich HB), check the big blue display boards in the middle.  You can find the train number and platform number on the station signs. Furthermore, the trains will be marked on the front and the sides with which route they are traveling. 

There are two ways to get to Mürren starting Lauterbrunnen. 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 Mürrenbachfall before continuing to Mürren.

Let’s cover both options below.

How To Get From Zurich toMürren via Grütschalp

To get to Mürren 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 Intercity train to Interlaken Ost
  3. In Interlaken Ost, take the regional train to Lauterbrunnen
  4. In Lauterbrunnen, follow the signs to transfer to the cable car heading to Grütschalp
  5. In Grütschalp, transfer to the small train that leads you to Mürren

How To Get From Zurich toMürren via Stechelberg

  1. First, take the Intercity train from Zurich to Bern
  2. In Bern, take the Intercity train to Interlaken Ost
  3. In Interlaken Ost, take the regional train to Lauterbrunnen
  4. In Lauterbrunnen, transfer to the bus that goes in the direction of Stechelberg. At Stechelberg, Schilthornbahn, get off the bus.
  5. In Stechelberg, Schilthornbahn, transfer to the cable car that leads you to Gimmelwald.
  6. In Gimmelwald, you will take the connecting cable car to Mürren.

How do I get fromMürren to the Zurich Airport?

To go fromMürren to the Zurich Airport, you will have to take the following trains:

  1. From Mürren, take the connecting train to Grütschalp
  2. In Grütschalp, take the cable car down to Lauterbrunnen
  3. In Lauterbrunnen, take the regional train to Interlaken Ost
  4. In Interlaken Ost, take the Intercity train to Bern
  5. In Bern, take the Intercity train to Zurich
  6. In Zurich, take the next train to Zurich Airport (Zurich Flughafen)

How long does the train from Zurich to Mürren take?

The following table shows the train ride duration from Zurich to Mürren (updated December 2023):

RouteDuration (Fastest)
Zurich – Interlaken Ost – Lauterbrunnen – Grütschalp – Mürren2 hours 56 minutes
Zurich Airport – Interlaken Ost – Lauterbrunnen – Grütschalp – Mürren3 hours 10 minutes
Zurich – Interlaken Ost – Lauterbrunnen – Stechelberg – Gimmelwald – Mürren3 hours 3 minutes
Zurich Airport – Interlaken Ost – Lauterbrunnen – Stechelberg – Gimmelwald – Mürren3 hours 17 minutes

Is the Train From Zurich to Mürren Scenic?

Of all the trains that you will take, it is the last train that is the most scenic. I am talking about the ride from Grütschalp toMürren. This is the most scenic.

The bus ride from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg is going to be also scenic since the Lauterbrunnen Valley floor is gorgeous.

Other Scenic Trains

In case you would like to check out other scenic trains, then there are more scenic trains recommended below. These are the Golden Pass Line, the Glacier Express, and the Bernina Express. Another interesting train is the Historical Train that goes from Davos to Filisur.

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. 
  • Historical Train Davos to Filisur – May through October, vintage carriages are pulled by the century-old crocodile locomotive from Davos Platz to Filisur. The train line covers a total length of 4,200 meters through 14 tunnels and 28 bridges. Its scenic highlights include the Wiesen Viaduct and the Zügen Gorge.

How Much Will the Train Ticket From Zurich toMürren Cost?

A single journey ticket from Zurich to Mürren costs the following (updated December 2023):

RouteFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare (CHF)
Zurich – Bern – Interlaken Ost – Lauterbrunnen – Grütschalp – Mürren BLM92.6046.30
Zurich – Bern -Interlaken Ost – Lauterbrunnen – Stechelberg, Schilthornbahn – Gmimmelwald (Schilthornbahn) – Mürren (Schilthornbahn)97.2048.60
Zurich Airport – Zurich – Bern – Interlaken Ost – Lauterbrunnen – Grütschalp – Mürren BLM96.6048.30
Zurich Airport – Zurich – Bern -Interlaken Ost – Lauterbrunnen – Stechelberg, Schilthornbahn – Gmimmelwald (Schilthornbahn) – Mürren (Schilthornbahn)101.2050.60

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.


Am I allowed to travel from Zürich toMürren?

Yes, there are currently no restrictions for traveling from Zurich toMürren.


Can you drive intoMürren?

No, you cannot drive your car intoMürren. 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.


IsMürren car-free?

Image of Mürren from Wikimedia

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 inMürren?

AsMürren 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.

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