Switzerland is renowned for its smooth and punctual travel system. It is a place where travel is exciting as well as relaxing… All you have to do is come aboard!
And since Engelberg is so centrally located, reaching there from anywhere in Switzerland is a breeze!
Getting to Switzerland
Swiss International Airline is the flag carrier for Switzerland and has daily flights from Mumbai and Delhi into Geneva and Zurich International airports. Other major carriers like Lufthansa, Emirates, Turkish airlines, Qatar airways etc also fly from major cities in India to Geneva and Zurich International Airport.
Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe and linked to the continent’s high-speed rail network. Travelers by train will find a range of excellent rail connections whether from neighboring Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. International trains operate daily to Swiss cities. Most trains include a dining car, and/or bar and other services to enhance the travel experience.
The continent of Europe is well connected by roadways as well. Travelers doing a self drive or taking a chauffeur driven vehicle will be able to enjoy travelling at their own pace and through beautiful scenery. Many people take this option when travelling from neighboring countries like France or Austria and then going onwards. Cars can be booked through your local travel agent or companies like Hertz, Avis and Europcar.
Getting to Engelberg
Engelberg is just a 75-minute drive from Basel, Berne and Zurich and about 35 minutes from Lucerne. Take the A2 motorway from Lucerne in the direction of Stans-Süd and exit after a few kilometers. A smooth road will then take you through the scenic Alpine landscape to Engelberg, 1,050 m above sea level.
By Local Transport
A network of local buses operates within Engelberg. The bus takes guests from the railway station and the village to all the cableways. Travel on local buses is free with the Swiss pass. Taxis are also easily available.
By Bus & Taxi
On Fridays and Saturdays during the winter months, a shuttle bus operates between Zurich airport and Engelberg. You can also hail a taxi to take you & your luggage to Engelberg.
Stress Free Travel
If you arrive at the airport and wish to go sightseeing immediately, the “Express Luggage’’ service is just for you. You can simply hand in your luggage at the Zurich railway station by 09.00 hrs, proceed for your sightseeing and your luggage will be delivered to Engelberg railway station. All you have to do is collect it by 18.00 hrs the same day.
Trains leave Engelberg for Lucerne hourly (at six minutes past the hour) all year round, and every half hour during the peak season. The journey time is less than 50 minutes.
Zurich airport – Engelberg is 2 hours by train.
Switzerland follows the Central European Time i.e. CET
Which means it is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time i.e. GMT+1 &
It is 3.5 hours behind Indian Standard Time i.e. IST -3.5.
During winters Switzerland uses the daylight saving time thus
It becomes 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time i.e. GMT+2 &
Switzerland is 4.5 hours behind Indian Standard Time i.e. IST -4.5.
April to October
Time difference between Switzerland and India would be 3.5 hours
Where Switzerland is 3.5hrs behind India
Example: 1230hrs in India is 0900hrs in Switzerland
November to March
Time difference between Switzerland and India would be 4.5 hours
Where Switzerland is 4.5hrs behind India
Example: 1330hrs in India is 0900hrs in Switzerland
Current Time in Engelberg
Seasonality & Temperature
Spring : March to May
The trees blossom and the meadows turn green. Sometimes in April the winter returns for a short period and sometimes there are summer conditions as early as May.
Temperature : 8 to 15 °C
Summer : June to August
Summer brings with it beautiful flowers and greenery.
Temperature : 15 to 28 °C
Autumn : September to November
Fruit ripens and the leaves of deciduous trees change color. The weather becomes cool and pleasant.
Temperature : 6 to 13 °C
Winter : December to February
The snowfall creates a beautiful white blanket all over and there is a significant drop in temperature with January being the coolest month.
Temperature : -2 to 7 °C
Tip: the months June, July and August have a nice average temperature and are ideal for Indians to visit Engelberg
The currency of Switzerland is the Swiss Franc, indicated as CHF.
The Euro is also accepted however change given will be in Swiss Francs.
1 Swiss Franc = 68 Indian Rupees (approximately)
The Swiss Franc comes in the following denominations:
5, 10, 20, 50 Cents and 1, 2, 5 Francs
10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 Francs
Visa and immigration
- Visa is required for a stay in Switzerland.
- Every traveler must have a valid passport.
- The Passport must contain at least two blank pages and must have been issued within the previous ten years. The passport has to be valid at least for three months beyond the date of return from the Schengen area and must be of ”standard” quality (not damaged, torn, faded, etc.)
- Switzerland is one of the Schengen states, travelers holding valid Schengen visas will be accepted to enter Switzerland.
- For list of documents required please click here .
- For more information regarding the visa application procedure please click here.