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Bern Airport:
Flughafen Bern-Belp

Bern Switzerland - Marktgasse with tram

ABOVE: Bern and its Marktgasse are only a short ride from Flughafen Bern-Belp by bus or taxi.

Most air travelers to Switzerland enter the country via Zurich Airport or Geneva Airport, but the Swiss capital of Bern is another option worth investigating--especially if you're planning to spend most of your time in the Bernese Oberland.

Flughafen Bern-Belp is located a few kilometers outside the city, just west of the motorway that leads to Thun and the Oberland. The airport is no Haensli-come-lately to the Swiss aviation scene: It dates back to 1929, and it currently handles several hundred thousand passengers per year. Half a dozen airlines serve the airport, including Air France and a variety of small carriers. Air taxis and other general-aviation services also are available.

An inexpensive airport bus runs between the airport and Bern's main railroad station. During the ski season, a "Winter Bus" will take you to Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald.

For more information on Flughafen Bern-Belp, including ground transportation, see:

Flughafen Bern-Belp
The Bern Airport's official Web site is in German,
French, and English.

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