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Duration 6h 57m
Distance 636.4 km
Average price SFr 120
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Interlaken takes 6h 57m and the fastest train takes 5h 54m. The train service runs several times per day from Cologne to Interlaken. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Basel

  1. Koeln Hbf
  2. Basel SBB
  3. Interlaken
6h 9m
SFr 95 - SFr 221

Cologne to Interlaken train times

Trains run every three hours between Cologne and Interlaken. The earliest departure is at 06:54 in the morning, and the last departure from Cologne is at 18:54 which arrives into Interlaken at 07:22. All services require a transfer at BASEL SBB and take an average of 6h 57m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Interlaken West. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 58m.

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The distance between Cologne and Interlaken is 477 km. The road distance is 636.4 km.

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Cologne to Interlaken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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Cologne to Interlaken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Interlaken West station.

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What companies run services between Cologne and Interlaken?

You can take a train from Cologne to Interlaken via Basel Sbb and Basel SBB in around 6h 9m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 130

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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