Airport transfers to KanderstegThis page will tell you all you need to know about airport transfers to the Kandersteg Ski Resort in Swiss Alps which has got 14km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 1170m to 1960m.
This resort has direct access to 14km of downhill skiing, with 7 individual pistes, served by 7 ski lifts. Kandersteg has two small ski areas at Oeschinen and Sunnbüel, connected by a complimentary ski bus. A third ski area at Lauchernalp is included on a joint lift ticket which includes rail and bus services in the Lötschen valley. The ski pistes in the area are wide, open and have good visibility. Three of the seven lifts serve Oeschinen which has nine kilometres (six miles) of runs graded from easy to difficult-intermediate (blues and reds) and supported by snow making. A chairlift accesses the area from the edge of the resort and there are four drag lifts serving the different runs. There are several cosy mountain restaurants.
We have listed the airports in order of distance from the resort, with the nearest at the top. This should give you the best idea of the airport transfer you need. We have also taken a look at alternative transport methods to and from the resort. Public transport options, if available, are given towards the end of the page.
Some Facts about KanderstegKandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located along the valley of the River Kander, west of the Jungfrau massif. It is noted for its spectacular mountain scenery and sylvan alpine landscapes. Tourism is a very significant part of its economic life today. It is a year round outdoors mecca for hiking trails and mountain climbing as well as downhill and cross-country skiing. Kandersteg is first mentioned, together with Kandergrund, in 1352 as der Kandergrund. Kandersteg is located on the northern side of the Bernese Alps at an altitude of 1,200 meters (3,900 ft) above sea level at the foot of the Lötschen and Gemmi Passes. The village, consisting of 1200 inhabitants, lies in the upper Kander Valley. The municipality extends on a territory encompassing the valleys of Gastern (upper Kander Valley) and Oeschinen. It includes the villages of Kandersteg and Gastern.
Prehistorically the area was lightly settled. However, several late-neolithic or early Bronze Age bows have been found on the Lötschberg glaciers and a Bronze Age needle was found in the Golitschenalp. From the Roman era a bridge and part of a road were discovered in the village. Until 1909 Kandersteg was politically and religiously part of Kandergrund. In 1511 the parish built a chapel in Kandersteg, which survived the iconoclasm of the Protestant Reformation in 1530. It became a filial church of the parish in Kandergrund between 1840 and 1860 and in 1910 became the parish church of the Kandersteg parish. A Roman Catholic church was built in 1927.
From which airport can I reach Kandersteg?There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Kandersteg are perfectly feasible. Sion Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly. The following airports link this Austrian resort and all of them provide airport transfers to the ski resort.
Berne (BRN) - 60 km
Basel (BSL) - 162 km
Geneva (GVA) - 220 km
Lugano (LUG) - 230 km
Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (MLH) - 160 km
Is there public transport to Kandersteg?There are buses which ply to the resort from most of the airports listed above. However, if you are looking at using public transport from other airports, be aware that there will be necessary changes. Train options are available from Berne airport with trains running Mon-Sun,every 60 minutes and the journey takes 2 hours and 20 minutes to reach the resort. From Basel airport also trains are available in the same manner as from Berne and the journey takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. Train options are also available from Geneva and Lugano airports.
Advice on Transportation to Kandersteg.While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.