How to travel to Schynige Platte
The only way to reach Schynige Platte (other than hiking), is by cogwheel train from Wilderswil near Interlaken. Wilderswil can be reached by train or by car.
The trip in detail
You first need to travel to Wilderswil, either by train or by car. From Interlaken there's also a bus to Wilderswil. The cogwheel train from Schynige Platte departs from the train station in Wilderswil.
The 50-minute train ride is very scenic. Try to sit on the right side of the train for a slightly better view.
After departure from Wilderswil, the train will cross the river Lütschine. It then climbs up the meadows and enters a dense forest. You can peek through the trees in some spots for a view of Interlaken and Lake Thun. The train then leaves the forest to enter the rolling meadows around the small mid-station Breitlauenen. Breitlauenen is located nearly 1000 m higher than the departure station in Wilderswil.
Next, the train continues to ascend while passing meadows, trees and some impressive rocks. It crosses a few tunnels and the views keep getting more spectacular during the last stretch to Schynige Platte.
Dates of operation
The trains to Schynige Platte operate from 1 July to 22 October 2023.