At the heart of the salt mountain - A lasting memory

Tours for individuals and families

Up to 19 people. For groups of 20 or more, please have a look on this page.

The Salt Mines of Bex are reopening on March 24, 2018.
For more information please call: + 41 24 463 03 30.

Rates 2018 - Day

Price per person On site price (CHF) Online price (CHF)
Child (ages 0 - 4 ), ICOM, AMS and press card holders free free
Child (ages 5 - 15) 14.00 12.00
Adult 23.00 20.00
Family: children accompanied by an adult, starting from 2nd child 5.00 4.00


Rates 2018 - Evening

Special pricing: special offers, discount coupons or other reductions valid for daytime visits are not valid for this offer. Information about Summer evening visits here.

Price per person Evening visit & meal - launch price (CHF) Evening visit - launch price (CHF)
Child (0 – 15 years) 14.00 10.00
Adult (from age 16) 29.00 18.00

Rate of exchange applied: € 1.00 = CHF 1.10
General conditions of sale

Recommendations and information

  • Sports shoes and warm clothing are advisable.
  • The temperature inside is 18°C throughout the year.
  • Rooms/chambers are well ventilated and well lit
  • The miners’ train and some galleries are accessible to visitors with disabilities (please advise in advance)
  • Pets not allowed
  • Length of visit: about two hours
  • Hire audio guides: available in French, German and English
  • Book your place - highly recommended
  • Ample free parking near the start, also for coaches
  • Refreshments and a souvenir shop at the entrance of the Salt Mines
  • Picnic area with tables and benches and a covered shelter for 30 people
  • Cards accepted: EC Maestro, Postcard, Mastercard, Visa

Opening times 2018

  • April, May, September, October: two to four tours per day, from Tuesday to Sunday and on public holidays
  • June-August: four to ten tours per day, Monday to Sunday
  • Open on Bank Holiday Mondays (Easter, Pentecost and National Day of Fasting)
  • During the weekends in November and December: one to two tours per day
    Open every day during Christmas vacation: one or two tours per day

How to find us

By car or bus:

  • A9, exit Bex, follow signs for Bex and then the brown signs for the Salt Mines ("Mines de Sel).

By train :

  • Bex CFF train station, then 90 min. walk to the mines at a place called Le Bouillet (yellow sings for backpackers).
  • Bévieux BVB train station, then 50 min. walk through the forest to the Salt Minesl (yellow sings for backpackers).

By taxi :

  • Compagnie Taxiphone in Bex, tel. +41 (0)24 471 17 17

Download the brochure for the Sel de Bex Mines.

Catering options

During the high season, the restaurant in the Tavern du Dessaloir, right at the heart of the Salt Mines, offers snacks and light refreshments.

Looking for somewhere pleasant to picnic before or after your visit? Our new contemporary space awaits you, situated at the edge of the forest in the immediate vicinity of the reception building.

If you would like a larger meal visit the Auberge du Bouillet at the Salt Mines and try some of its delicious specialties and dishes of the day. The dining room opens out onto a heated veranda that can seat up to 44 people. The restaurant has 70 place settings and can accommodate guests on its sun terrace in summer.

 Visit the Auberge du Bouillet website

Auberge du Bouillet
Claire et Claude Delessert
Route des Mines de Sel 50
1880 Bex 
Tel. +41 24 463 27 72

Things to do in the Bex Salt Mines

A visit

Plenty of adventure and lots of stories.

The Salt Mines of Bex is now a vast underground labyrinth, several kilometres of which are open to the public. A unique attraction in Switzerland! Take a ride on the miners’ train and discover the most spectacular and the most characteristic elements of the various mining techniques used since the first gallery was first dug out in 1684, right up to the present day.

 

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A meal, an event

Would you like to organise a unique and memorable event that is, let’s say…. 1,500 metres underground? Whether it's a conference, a seminar, a training day, or perhaps a drinks reception, a meal or an evening do, we can offer you the setting for an exceptional experience, far away from the trials and tribulations of everyday life!

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TrekkMines

For the more daring among you: Why not go on an adventure and discover the old galleries away from the standard tour circuit and enjoy the mine’s fascinating stories as retold by our experienced guides!

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