Duration 8h 44m
Distance 690.9 km
Average price SFr 150
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dortmund and Interlaken takes 8h 44m and the fastest train takes 7h 10m. There is a train service every few hours from Dortmund 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 Mannheim

  1. Dortmund Hbf
  2. Mannheim Hbf
  3. Basel SBB
  4. Interlaken
7h 46m
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SFr 115 - SFr 278

Dortmund to Interlaken train times

Trains run every two hours between Dortmund and Interlaken. The earliest departure is at 18:35 in the evening, and the last departure from Dortmund is at 22:41 which arrives into Interlaken at 10:51. All services require a transfer, and take on average 8h 44m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Interlaken West. Services depart twice a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Interlaken is 538 km. The road distance is 690.9 km.

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Dortmund to Interlaken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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Dortmund to Interlaken train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Interlaken West station.

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What companies run services between Dortmund and Interlaken?

You can take a train from Dortmund to Interlaken via Mannheim Hbf, Basel Sbb, and Basel SBB in around 7h 46m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 100

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 Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55

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 Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
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 Dortmund Hbf to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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