May 24, 2017 - 1:59 AM
Both routes are wonderfully scenic. We like to go up via Grutschalp and down via Stechelberg - but you'll be happy with the views either way, and may depend on what you plan to do when you reach Murren!
If you go up via Grutschalp you will have magnificent views of the Lauterbrunnen Valley and the mountains from the cable car (stand so you're facing downhill), and going from Grutschalp to Murren you'll be facing the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau (sit on the left). Also, if you go this route you have the option to get off the train at Grutschalp and walk along an easy path to Murren (or climb up through the woods to the high path, which is spectacular if you're a hiker and not in a big hurry). If you do not have the time or desire to walk, then when you get to Grutschalp you will continue into Murren via a train that is timed to meet the cable car at Grutschalp.
If you want to go up to the Schilthorn or down to Stechelberg you walk from the Murren train station down the main street of Murren to the cable car station at the other end of town - from the cable car, you will have dramatic, breathtaking views going up to the Schilthorn or down to Stechelberg.
To get to or from Stechelberg, you will take the bus (or walk!) - a beautiful drive through the Lauterbrunnen valley.
The 2017 Official Timetable (for trains, busses, etc.)
Timetable aerial cableway
Stechelberg – Gimmelwald – Mürren – Birg – Schilthorn
Courses every 30 minutes from Stechelberg, from 7.25 to 16.25 h.
Ascents from Stechelberg every hour xx.25 and xx.55 h.
Descent from Schilthorn every hour xx.03 and xx.33 h. Last ride 17.55 h.
We use the half-fare card so I'm not able to help you with costs associated with the Travel Pass.