Transportation around Lake Thun Switzerland

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Feb 27, 2018 - 12:27 AM

Hi All!

I will be in the Jungfrau region between the dates of May 4 and May 8. One of the days I have on our itinerary a trip on Lake Thun, to Oberhofen Castle (I know it's not open yet, we'll play outside) and to St. Beatus Caves then back to Interlaken in hopes to catch a sunset at Harder Kulm.

Since we are still in 'spring' season, I see that the Lake Thun boat schedule, especially between these destinations, is pretty limited.

Can you help me find the best way to make this happen?

I have already determined I can't take the boat from Interlaken to either destination in the morning as it doesn't run til 12:00 per my understanding of the timetable.

When I googled 'Interlaken to Oberhofen Castle' it shows a train and bus route around the bottom of Lake Thun, through Thun and down to Oberhofen (51 minutes), or a direct bus route from Interlaken to Oberhofen along the top of the lake (48 min).

Meanwhile, when I search SBB timetables, It shows me a 2.5 - 3 hour trip with 5 stops to get from Interlaken to Oberhofen. Can you help me figure out how to take the shorter trip?

Then, if I am reading this correctly, I can take a 13:03 boat from Oberhofen on to Beatushöhlen-Sundlauenen and will arrive at 14:17?

That should give me enough time to explore the St. Beatus Caves and then take a 25 minute bus ride back to Interlaken Ost and proceed to Harder Kulm.

Thank you so much for any help you can provide!


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Feb 27, 2018 - 2:50 AM in reply to Lanab206

Hi Lana,

The sping ferry timetable comes in 30 March. See and page down until you get to the spring timetable. There are boats earlier than midday.

Are you looking for Oberhofen a. T., Dorf? The bus from Interlaken West is showing as 41 minutes from Interlaken West to there on the SBB Timetable. You may have searched for a different Oberhofen.

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