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Lake Thun Travel Guide - Tourism Information

Destination Travel Guide - Tourist Information

Lake Thun Swiss

Interlaken name comes from ‘Inbetween lakes’ – namely Lake Brienz and Lake Thun.
They call it Thunersee – See being lake in German. So Lake Brienz becomes Brienzersee.

There are boats that depart from the dock behind the Interlaken West station. Swiss or Eurail Pass is valid for transit on Lake Thun located at Spiez.

The lake is 10 miles long and it will take about 1.5 hours from Interlaken to Thun on a boat. There is spectacular scenery along the way - Lake Thun is surrounded by rolling hills dotted with quaint Swiss chalets, and majestic mountain panoramas.

Ferries are a wonderful form of transportation. In typical Swiss tradition, ferries are timed so you can combine train and ferry travel. Coming in from Zurich, a great idea is to take the train to Thun in stead of Interlaken. You can take a ferry from just across the street from the rail station to go for a leisurely cruise to Interlaken.

You can take great pictures on your boat journey.

Free PDF Brochures:

Thunersee Tourismus
3602 Thun
Tel. (0) 842 842 111
Fax. +41 (0) 33 251 00 88

How to go there - Train, Rail, Air/Flights

Public Transport:

Rail: Daily direct ICE, Eurocity, Intercity, Cisalpino and TGV connections via Basel, Geneva, Zürich, Bern or Brig to Thun and Spiez.

BUS: STI Bus connections to Gunten – Interlaken.
Road/ Car: Autobahn from Basel, Geneva, Zürich via Bern to Thun and Spiez.

Air: Nearest airport is Bern(28 km from Thun), or the international Airports at Basel, Zurich and Geneva.

Swiss Rail / Train Travel Information - Use following timetable in association with



Use this Timetable to query your journey between various Swiss Destinations. It is in collaboration with swiss rail site

Swiss rail is one of the most efficient in the world. Swiss travel system is arguably world's best integrates travel systm with rail / train, bus and ferry / boat timings well coordinated to give a great experience to travellers.

You will also be able to buy online tickets, rail passes, rail cards, see destination information etc.


Places to see including short tours / trips to nearby attractions, destinations
1. Interlaken  
2. Lake Brienz  

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This site covers all areas for travelling in Switzerland. It covers travels to many switzerland cities: Basel, Berne, Geneva, Zerlmat, Interlaken. There is a comprehensive travel information section: Swiss Rail Train Tickets, Switzerland Rail Train Map, Swiss Train Rail Timetable, Information, RailCards and Passes, Air Travel

This page last updated in Feb 2016