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    Airport transfers to Lenk

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    Airport transfers to Lenk

    This page will tell you all you need to know about airport transfers to Lenk in Switzerland (in the Bernese Oberland region) is a large resort with 21 lifts (3 chair lifts, 15 surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1031 metres (3384 feet) of vertical descent. Lenk has 28 pistes. Lenk is best suited to beginner skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for both expert and intermediates. There are 42 kilometers (26 miles) of cross country ski trails at Lenk. For snowboarders, there are 2 terrain parks and 2 half pipes. A small proportion of the pistes at Lenk are covered by snowmaking.

    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 Lenk

    Lenk im Simmental (or simply Lenk) is a municipality in the Obersimmental-Saanen administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Lenk is first mentioned in 1370 as An der Leng.

    The oldest traces of a settlement in the area come from Neolithic artifacts that have been found scattered around the municipality. During the Bronze Age Burgbühl and Bürstehubel were both fortified. Under the Romans the area was on along a major North-South road that passed over the Rawil and Kaltwasser Passes. They built a way station and a small shrine at the Iffigsee and a road and lime kiln at Iffigenalp.

    By the middle Ages the Bronze Age fortifications were reoccupied and the area was split between the Herrschaft of Mannenberg and the estates of the Freiherr von Raron. The lands passed through several owners and by 1502 Bern ruled over the lands of the modern municipality. The municipality split from the neighboring St. Stephan in 1504-1505. In 1522 it achieved its sovereignty in the canton of Bern. The municipality is dependent on tourism, especially for winter sports. Lenk has accommodations for about 5000 guests, include 800 hotel beds. This is in a town of scarcely 2000. It is home to a ski resort, which operates on both sides of the valley in which it is located. Lenk is connected by rail to the town of Zweisimmen.

    From which airport can I reach Lenk?

    There are two Airports within two hours’ drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Lenk are perfectly feasible. The nearest airport is at Berne and the nearest train station to Lenk is at Lenk.

    • IBerne - 78 km
    • Basel - 182 km
    • Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg - 182 km
    • Geneva - 172 km
    • Sion - 124 km
    • Zurich - 205 km

    Is there public transport to Lenk?

    There are buses which ply to the resort from all the airports listed above. Train options are available from Berne with trains running Tue- Sun,6 times a day. From Geneva airport t trains take around 4 hours to reach Lenk. From other airports the journey takes a bit longer.

    Advice on Transportation to Lenk.

    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.