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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Interlaken by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West 61 / ...

SFr 114 - SFr 279

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Bus  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern N836
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Interlaken, Interlaken East 417

SFr 49 - SFr 59

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Bus, train  •  17h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Bale 472
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West 61 / ...

SFr 92 - SFr 157

Drive  •  8h 2m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Interlaken 888.2 km

SFr 120 - SFr 180

Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West

SFr 101 - SFr 284

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West

SFr 126 - SFr 319

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West

SFr 131 - SFr 299

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Strasbourg (SXB) AMS - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West

SFr 154 - SFr 378

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8h 50m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Linate (LIN) AMS - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez

SFr 120 - SFr 322

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 40m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Spiez

SFr 102 - SFr 287

Netherlands → Switzerland
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Interlaken is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Interlaken is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Interlaken is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 25 Oct 2020
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Interlaken is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 15h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Interlaken is to fly and train which costs 90€ - 270€ and takes 6h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken East via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Interlaken West via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 55m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Interlaken is 668 km. The road distance is 888.2 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 8h 55m and costs 100€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 8h 55m to get from Amsterdam to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Interlaken is to train which takes 8h 55m and costs 100€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 15h 25m.

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  • Distance: 667.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 55m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Interlaken via Basel Sbb and Basel SBB in around 8h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Interlaken via Luzern in around 15h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 150
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 150
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 150
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 290
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 370
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 310
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

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 Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 28
Rail 1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
Train from Gallarate to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luzern to Interlaken, Interlaken East
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Bale
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Amsterdam to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken East station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Interlaken is 888 km. It takes approximately 8h 2m to drive from Amsterdam to Interlaken.

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easyJet and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 603+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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