ABOVE: Bern and its
Marktgasse are only a short ride from Flughafen Bern-Belp by bus or
air travelers to Switzerland enter the country via Zürich 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
Lufthansa and a variety of small carriers. Air taxis and other general-aviation
services also are
A an airport bus runs between the
Flughafen and Bern's main railroad station. During the ski season, a "Winter Bus"
will take you to Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald. S-Bahn trains from
several nearby cities stop at Belp's railroad station, where you can catch a No.
160 "Tangento" bus to the airport.
For more information on Flughafen Bern-Belp,
including ground transportation, see:
The Bern Airport's official Web site is in German, French, and English.