Lötschberg Mountain Route and Centovalli

From Berne to Locarno

Map Lötschberg Mountain Route and Centovalli

Sometimes the long and winding route is the best way to reach a destination: On many detours, the BLS Lötschberger and the Centovalli railway carry travellers to legendary views and excursion destinations.

The Swiss may be straightforward, but this panorama journey is not. The ride on the RegioExpress Lötschberger from Berne to Brig does not lead through the Lötschberg Base Tunnel but over the century-old mountain route.

From Brig, Domodossola is within easy reach without changing trains. From Domodossola, the Centovalli railway takes guests to Locarno. There is much to marvel at during the ride along the 50 kilometres of this narrow gauge line: some 83 bridges and viaducts, light chestnut forests and the delightful Merlot des Ticino vineyards.

  • Leg: Bern – Spiez – Kandersteg – Goppenstein – Brig – Domodossola (Italy) – Locarno
  • Distance: 212 km
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min
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All connections are available on the SBB timetable.



  • This route is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travelcard.


  • Seat reservation possible in the RegioExpress Lötschberger, CHF 5.
  • A surcharge applies for the panorama train “Vigezzo Vision” on the Italian section between Domodossola and Camedo. The surcharge is collected on the train, EUR 1.50.