Some ski resorts claim to have a rich history that dates back a long way – EngelBerg has been in business in one way or another since 1120! Things have of course come a long way since then and in search of pure isolation and the kind of off-the-track ski resorts most never come across, more and more intrepid travellers are pouring into EngelBerg each and every year. As such, the limited roads of access can become rather on the congested side during peak season and in order to ensure you don’t waste half of your holiday on the roads, you’ll need our help! On this page, you’ll find all the details on the closest airports to EngelBerg and the fastest transfer services you can book in advance. With a little guidance from us, you can travel with the most priceless resource of all – peace of mind!
We have the monks to thank for brining skiing to Engelberg toward the beginning of the last century, though the monastery found in the resort has been here since 1120. Interestingly though, as steeped in history and tradition as EngelBerg may be, it also sports the world’s very first revolving cable car known as the Rotair. After all, why should everyone on-board get to take in the full 360 panorama while traveling up the mountain? In terms of skiing, a full 83km of downhill runs will have you spoilt for choice – most of which are geared more toward intermediates and beginners. And for après-ski highlights, check out the highest bar in all of Europe at a lofty 3020 metres.
With over a dozen airports withing easy reach of EngelBerg, it’s always possible to find great deals from low-cost European carriers. And what’s more, all major airports are linked with the resort by way of equally low-cost ski resort transfer services. For short breaks, it’s best to head into EngelBerg via Zurich or Basel, which are both no more than about 90 minutes away.
Transfer services are of course always at the mercy of the elements and cannot predict when and where the worst of the traffic will hit. As such, take the following examples as guidelines only and always be sure to allow plenty of extra time:
There are some public transport links between Engelberg and the nearby cities and airports, but experience has shown that none are particularly reliable and can in most instances mean several connecting services at elevated cost. As such, those in the know always recommend an organised transfer service directly from the airport which can save you time, money and hassle in spades.