BRB Fahrplan & Preise

Rides to Planalp from 8 Mai 2021

Full Steam Ahead to the Brienzer Rothorn from June 2021

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 05 June to 24 October 2021

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 Saturdays and Sundays in July, August and September.

Our Fares at a Glance.


Price per person in CHF1/21/1Children 6-15yJuniorcard
Brienz → Rothorn47.0094.0010.000.00
Hiking Ticket39.5075.0010.000.00
Brienz → Rothorn → Sörenberg63.50127.0028.500.00
Brienz → Planalp31.0062.0010.000.00
0836 Ticket Brienz → Rothorn37.5075.0010.000.00
Price per person in CHF1/21/1Children 6-15yJuniorcard
Brienz → Rothorn30.5061.005.000.00
Brienz → Rothorn → Sörenberg41.0082.0028.500.00
Brienz → Planalp20.0040.005.000.00
0836 Ticket Brienz → Rothorn24.5049.005.000.00

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

Prevent waiting times at the ticket counter by buying your ticket online for your desired departure time:

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 24.50. The special-fare tickets are limited (100 pcs).

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 throughout the whole season: the BRB season ticket is available for adults at CHF 270.00 and for children at CHF 30.00. The season ticket is valid on all timetable trains (except for special trips / evening trips).

All children below the age of 6 years ride for free. What a delight: we offer yummy family specials at Berghaus Kulm Mountain Restaurant!

One dog per person rides for free, each additional dog costs CHF 10.00. Please note that the steam train causes noise and steam and this can cause stress for your dog. A seat a bit further from the locomotive is recommended.

Reserved groups of 10 or more adults benefit from a 30 % discount on the regular fare. No free rides, not cumulative with the Guest Card from Brienz (or other destinations). 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: according to seperate terms. Not valid for packages (train and restaurants) or tickets which include cable cars. Not cumulative with group discounts.
  • Regional-Pass Berner Oberland: according to separate terms
  • Attractive Railaway packages available at

«The view from Rothorn over lake Brienz is just magical every time»

Jeff Kneubühler

«Always checking the pressure carefully - otherwise it can be critical and we will have an unplanned stop»

Ueli Fischer

«There is no other place on earth I would rather be»

Maja Schürch

«Don't listen to the weather forecast- every day is special here.»

Hannes Lüthy

«My job is out of the ordinary. Visit me and I'll show you!»

Roland Wenger
Station Rothorn Kulm

«Wether sun, rain or snow: there is always something exciting to see»

Marco Mäder
Track maintenance

«A wonderful trainride from the bottom to the top.»

Heri Heimann

«Even after 100 rides- you always discover something new.»

Rosmarie Neiger

«A ride with our steam train is an experience of technical and scenic delights.»

Martin Biber
Conducteur and Guide

«We take care of our tracks.»

Peter Thomann
Track maintenance

«The BRB never gives up.»

Beat Leuenberger

«Every ride is unique- I enjoy it every time!»

Andreas von Allmen

«Steam and smoke do not only bring my heart lough!»

Stefanie Aebersold

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

Rahel Furrer

«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

«With tradition in the future.»

Ueli Zimmermann
Head of operation

«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

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

Thomas Brunner

Good to know:

  • Buy your ticket with seat reservation guarantee directy in our Ticket Shop
  • 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.

Ticket Shop

(1 – 9 People)

Group registration

(at least 10 adults)