BRB Fahrplan & Preise

Full Steam Ahead to the Brienzer Rothorn

Climb the mountain without breaking a sweat: Chugging along Alpine meadows and through lush forests on the rack railway built in 1892, you approach a breathtaking panorama under your own steam. On a clear day, the Rothorn offers you a magnificent view of no fewer than 693 peaks. And if the view or a brisk hike has made you hungry, the Berghaus Kulm team is ready to treat you to some hearty delicacies.

Regular service from 2 June to 21 Ocotber 2018

Brienz departures

Brienz BRB07.36*08.3609.4010.4511.4512.5813.5814.5816.36

Rothorn Kulm departures

Brienz BRB10.10*10.3812.2013.3014.3215.3216.3217.3218.40

*The trains departing at 7.36 h from Brienz and 9.06 h from Rothorn are only running on Sundays in July, August and September.

Our Fares at a Glance.


Price per person in CHF1/21/1Children
Brienz → Rothorn29.8059.600.00
Brienz → Planalp19.5039.000.00
0836 Ticket18.0028.000.00
Combined Ticket:
Brienz → Rothorn → Sörenberg40.0080.00
Price per person in CHF1/21/1Children
Brienz → Rothorn46.0092.000.00
Brienz → Planalp30.0060.000.00
0836 Ticket35.0055.000.00
Hiking Ticket38.5077.000.00
Combined Ticket:
Brienz → Rothorn → Sörenberg61.75123.50

1/2 = Fares with half fare card, GA travel card, Swiss (Travel) Pass or local resident ID of the Interlaken-Oberhasli region.

If you take the first train in the morning leaving Brienz at 08:36 a.m., you will benefit from the special fare discount over the entire season – from fares as low as CHF 17.00. No advance sales, seating is limited.

You travel by train for three sections, and hike the fourth. Example: Brienz → Planalp → Rothorn train ride / Rothorn → Planalp hike / Planalp → Brienz train ride. You can choose which section you’d like to hike; this won’t affect the validity of your ticket.

Unlimited rides for the entire season: CHF 260.00, valid on all scheduled trains, requires passport photo.

All children up to the age of 15 travel for free when accompanied by an adult. Two children maximum per adult. Each additional child pays CHF 10.00 (flat fare). What a delight: our yummy family specials at Berghaus Kulm lodge!

One dog per person travels for free; fare for each additional dog: CHF 10.00.

Groups of 10 or more adults benefit from a 20 % discount on the regular fare. In addition, every 10th person travels for free. For reservations (no later than two days prior to arrival), write to or call 033 952 22 22.

Ask us for our special package for Swiss Schools (1st to 9th Primary level year).

  • Brienz Guest Card: additional 20 % discount on the regular fare, and 10% on the reduced fare
  • Regional-Pass Berner Oberland: according to separate terms
  • Attractive Railaway packages available at

«The whole packet- the train, the mountains, the people and the animals- guarantees an unforgettable experience.»

Rahel Furrer
Conductor and Marketing

«With diesel, fuel oil or coal - we drive for the guest's well-being.»

Lieni Pitschi

«With the steam train as 125 years ago on top of the Brienzer Rothorn - up there almost whole Switzerland lays down to your feet»

Peter Flück
Board of Directors

«Every ride on the Brienzer Rothorn is unique, impressive and different. Pure pleasure - soul gasoline.»

Katrin Nägeli-Lüthi
Board of Directors

«Our steam train - a matter of the heart»

Karin Grossmann
Administration Management Services

«Welcome, to Switzerland's favourite mountain railway!»

Mike Ellis
Authorised Sales Representative

«With tradition in the future.»

Ueli Zimmermann

«Nature, History, Technology and "the fireplace always up front"»

Kurt Amacher

«Since 1892 only income in the summer season. A big challenge but very exciting!»

Pascal Suter
Head of Management Services

«I love my job!»

Thomas Trachsel

«After the trip to the Rothorn, the beautiful view over the turquoise blue Lake Brienz awaits me - simply brilliant

Thomas Germann

«A shovel at Kobi Peters' house lasts until the first kilometer.»

Chrigel Flück

«125 years old and yet fresh, youthful and all set up.»

Eva Amacher
Sales Representative

«Working at the BRB is nice, diversified and in the nature.»

Fritz Blatter

«I have the most beautiful job when the weather is nice and the guests are in a good mood.»

Thomas Brunner

«The most beautiful mountain railway, the most beloved way to experience a mountain with muse and soulful ease

Simon Koller

«Historic cultural heritage with lots of steam and smoke, an unforgettable experience

Linda Mathys
Guest support

Good to know:

  • Sorry, no single seat reservations.
  • If you want to be sure to catch your train, we recommend that you arrive at the station at least 30 minutes early.
  • Reservations for groups of 10 adults or more must be made no later than two days in advance.
  • On peak days, there may be waiting times. If possible, we will schedule additional trains and issue reserved seat tickets.
  • In case of inclement weather and/or insufficient traffic, individual services may be cancelled.
  • Prams / baby carriages / strollers are welcome on board, but only if folded up.
  • If you notify us in advance, we can also accommodate up to two non-powered wheelchairs on each train.
  • In the event of a steam engine failure or in order to increase power, diesel engines may be employed.
  • Sorry, no bicycles on board.
  • Extra charge for ticket purchase during the ride.