Getting to Adelboden
If travelling by air, the best entry airport is GENEVA which is about 2.5 hours from Adelboden. There are low cost flight connections from many regional airports including; Belfast, Edinburgh, Doncaster, Newcastle, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Bournemouth, Glasgow, Norwich, Exeter and Manchester. In season, Flybe also fly to Bern (which is only an hour away) from Southampton and Birmingham and British Airways also offer good value flights to both Geneva and Zurich. Easyjet also fly to Basel/Mulhouse.
For onward travel to Adelboden, a visitors ticket (called a Swiss Transfer ticket) can be bought from myswissalps.com. This flat rate covers return rail and postbus travel right to your door in Adelboden for around £75. The rail journey through the Swiss Alps is truly spectacular and a worthwhile part of your holiday in any season. Many visitors also prefer to hire a car, which offers convenience and versatility and the roads to Adelboden are kept clear in winter. Hire cars come complete with winter tyres and snow chains. We usually use holidayautos.com.
Easyjet fly TO GENEVA from Belfast, Edinburgh, Doncaster, Newcastle, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Bournemouth and Glasgow
First Cloice fly TO GENEVA from London, Manchester and Exeter to
Jet2.com fly TO GENEVA from Manchester and Leeds
Flyglobespan fly TO GENEVA from Edinburgh, London and Glasgow
Bmibaby fly TO GENEVA from Nottingham, Manchester and Birmingham to Geneva, Southampton, Norwich, Birmingham and Exeter.
Flybe.com fly TO BERN from Southampton, Norwich & Exeter to Geneva AND from Southampton and Birmingham.
Air Berlin fly from TO ZURICH Manchester and London.
Easyjet fly TO BASEL from Liverpool and London.
Driving to Switzerland
If you live anywhere in the South of England, we have found that driving can be a delightful alternative that often allows for more time in the resort as well as opportunities for shopping etc. on the return journey. If you are a family or small group, it is usually much cheaper than flying, especially in high season. Our preferred route takes around 9 hours from Calais and goes mostly through Belguim and Germany, thus missing out most of the expensive French motorway tolls and petrol in both Luxembourg and Switzerland is much below UK prices.
We usually leave on the Friday and travel as far as Freiburg in Southern Germany where we spend the night at the Mercure where a family room costs around £70. Freiburg is a delightful old city in the Black Forest with ‘Altstadt, Munster etc. Dinner is served in the hotel, although we usually venture out to the Goldner Engel (Golden Angel) Restaurant on the Munster Platz which we can recommend. Then we arrive at around 10.00am on Saturday morning, ready for our first days skiing.
Please buy snow chains. That way you can relax and enjoy your holiday knowing you can cope even in the harshest conditions. You can get these in the UK from Alloyboy at a reasonable price.