Aletsch glacier hike from Bettmergrat, cable car?

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Mar 7, 2019 - 5:42 AM

I plan to hike Aletsch glacier trail from Bettmergrat to Fiesheralp station or Eggishorn mountain station via Marjelensee. I will travel from Kandersteg to Betten, where take cable car to Bettmeralp, walk 10min to take Bettmerhorn cable car up to Bettmergrat to start the hike.

However, I only see Swiss Travel Pass over up to Bettmeralp, either from the area vadility map of Swiss Travel System downloaded from isstravelpass/validity

or the SBB connection : ages/fahrplan/fahrplan .xhtml

Where do I find out the information (timetable and price) on this Bettmerhorn cable car?

Does it covered by Swiss Travel Pass or regional Bernese Oberland pass?

Thank for your help.


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top member
Mar 7, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Hi Ning,

I love the Aletsch glacier, very jealous of your trip!

You can see the information for the Bettmerhorn cable car here (50% off with STP): ttmerhorn/tickets

Fore more info on the area in general, have a look at: perrhonevalley/activit ies

For the timetable, have a look at the advanced timetable here: metable

Hope this helps!


54 posts
active member
Mar 8, 2019 - 5:45 AM in reply to Maria

Maria, Thank you.

Good to know that the ticket to Bettmerhorn can be purchased at Betten station.

I finally figured out I should use "Bettmergrat" as my destination instead of "Bettmerhorn" on ages/fahrplan/fahrplan .xhtml

There are so many different name for each station, such as

Fiesch Bahnhof, FieschTalstation, Fiesch , Fiesch, Dorf, etc.

How do I know which to use when enter the "From' and "To"?

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Mar 8, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Hi Ning,

These pages might be useful for you as well:

In the timetable, you only need to enter Kandersteg and Bettmergrat, as those are your point of departure and arrival. You don't need to search for each segment individually. You can view all public transport stops and their names on the map: pswitzerland.

54 posts
active member
Mar 9, 2019 - 4:37 AM in reply to Arno


Thanks. I did use the 2 links for my planning and trail description in my trip description document.

The link you provided: pswitzerland

is very helpful for planning the trip. I am so glad to have this forum for support.



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