The Berghotel Oeschinensee is not accessible by car. From Kandersteg you can reach Lake Oeschinen on foot or by gondola (be sure to observe the timetable of the gondola, check-in at the mountain hotel is possible until 5:30 pm). Overnight stays are possible from mid-May to mid-September.

In winter there is no hiking trail from Kandersteg to the Oeschinensee, then we are only accessible via the gondola lift and a short walk of about 25 minutes.

No public access
by private car is not possible, there is no taxi service. As an alternative to the gondola lift, it is a one-hour walk from Kandersteg to the Berghotel Oeschinensee.

Car or motorbike
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Parking spaces are available at the valley station of the gondola lift. For hotel guests a parking space costs CHF 5 per day.

Public transport
From Bern or Brig: hourly connections to Kandersteg with the BLS. From Kandersteg railway station by foot (15 minutes) or local bus (8 minutes) to the valley station of the Kandersteg Oeschinensee gondola. You can find the timetable here.

Gondola special rate
Hotel guests receive a reduction on the gondola (half-fare/GA valid). You will receive access to the ticket portal two days before your arrival. 

Electric shuttle from the mountain station to the lake
In summer daily from 11.30 to 17.00 / 18.00 from the mountain station to Lake Oeschinen, CHF 10 per ride. Persons with reduced mobility or senior citizens have priority at all times.

Arrival from the airport
There are hourly trains to Kandersteg from Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Bern airports. We do not offer a pick-up service from the airport.