Travelling to the Niesen

by train or car

Travel times to the valley station Mülenen

Departure pointTrain (change)Car
from Thun16 min (0x)20 min
from Bern37 min (0x)40 min
from Solothurn1 h 29 (1x)1 h
from Olten1 h 17 (1x)1 h 15
from Basel1 h 52 (1x)1 h 40
from Zurich1 h 45 (1x)2 h

More information about the journey

By train

The valley station of the Niesenbahn in Mülenen is only a few metres away from the BLS Mülenen railway station.


  • For the stop in Mülenen, stop on request!
  • For the onward journey from Mülenen, please press the stop button on the platform at the station.


Consult the SBB/BLS timetable for current train times.

Regional Pass Bernese Oberland

Save with the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass: Up to Mülenen you can travel free of charge by train and bus with the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass. Then travel free of charge on the Niesenbahn.

By car

Via Spiez

In Spiez, drive in the direction of Frutigen and Kandersteg. After about 5 minutes drive you will reach Mülenen and see the valley station of the Niesenbahn on the right hand side.

Via Lötschberg tunnel

After passing through Reichenbach, you will shortly reach Mülenen, where the valley station of the Niesenbahn is located on the left-hand side.

Parking space

At the valley station of the Niesenbahn, there are around 140 pay and display parking spaces available in three car parks. You can also make contactless payments with the Parkingpay app. Download the Parkinpay app now at and make contactless payments at 549 car parks in Switzerland.

Parking rates

  • min. for 5 hours: CHF 5.-
  • whole day: CHF 8.-

Including climate protection contribution “Cause We Care” the myclimate foundation of 25 % of the total amount.

Season parking card for CHF 60 per car

By coach

If you arrive by coach, please use the two marked parking spaces at the BLS station in Mülenen.

The path leads from the car park via the railway subway on foot in approx. 200 metres to the valley station.

Due to a railway subway, access directly to the valley station is not possible.

By foot

From Frutigen and Reichenbach
A leisurely flat hike takes you from Frutigen (1 hr 40 min) and Reichenbach (25 min) to the valley station in Mülenen. The whole route leads along the Kander and offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

From Wimmis
The trail leads on flat terrain (1 hr 30 min) to the valley station in Mülenen.

From Aeschi
From Aeschi village the trail takes 35 minutes via Bühlenmatte – Hundbüel -Chappelen to the valley station in Mülenen.