Travelling by car
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TRAVELLING BY Road
To reach KISC by road is very easy. If you are traveling from the north, the European motorway network will bring you to Spiez - 30 minutes north of the Centre. From here follow signs for Kandersteg and the car-train along route number 223. The roads are well marked and signposted.
If you are traveling from the south, travel to Brig and then onto Goppenstein. From here, you will put your car onto a train for a 15minute journey through the Lötschberg tunnel to Kandersteg. The car train runs from early each morning to late at night, with trains running every 30 minutes. Full details on the car train can be found on the BLS website.
If you are using GPS to find KISC, our street address and postcode is:
Wagetiweg 7, 3718 Kandersteg, Switzerland
Or you can use the following GPS coordinates:
46º 28.981 N 07 º39.858 E
We have quite some car parking available, but very limited parking for coaches and busses. Parking space cannot be reserved in advance and in case there are no more free spaces left on KISC property on your arrival, we will direct you to a local parking area that may not be free of charge.
All vehicles need to be registered in Reception upon arrival.
In winter, the road is usually kept relatively clear of snow upto the edge of Kandersteg village. However, snow is possible anytime between November and April and the road through Kandersteg village to KISC is usually snow covered in the winter time. So all cars should be equipped for snow during these times.
Traveling by car generates up to 16 times more CO2 than traveling by train. To minimise your environmental impact if you are travelling by car, try to fill each car with people. The average occupancy of cars in Switzerland is only 1.6 people per car. Or travel by train -The Swiss rail system is quick, efficient and eco friendly. We have some great deals from the Swiss Travel Centre which make traveling by train in Switzerland more economical for Scouts. If you are a bigger group, a coach transfer is a great way to minimise your impact on the environment, reduce your carbon footprint and can also be one of the cheapest ways to travel to KISC.