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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Interlaken by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1
  4. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West Ice / ...

SFr 145 - SFr 252

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Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Basel (BSL) BCN - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West

SFr 84 - SFr 294

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Bus, night bus  •  18h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Vila Seca
  2. Take the bus from Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras to Bern P+R Neufeld
  3. Take the night bus from Bern, Bahnhof to Interlaken West, Bahnhof M15

Drive  •  9h 27m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Interlaken 1000.6 km

SFr 110 - SFr 180

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 56m

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

SFr 107 - SFr 296

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 36m

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

SFr 108 - SFr 268

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Spiez

SFr 115 - SFr 323

Fly to Milan Bergamo, bus, train  •  9h 24m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BCN - BGY
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez

SFr 86 - SFr 325

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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Interlaken is to drive which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 9h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Interlaken is to fly and train which takes 6h 53m and costs 75€ - 270€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Interlaken West, Bahnhof via Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras, Bern, Neufeld P+R and Bern, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Interlaken West via Lyon Part Dieu, Genève and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 14m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Interlaken is 744 km. The road distance is 1000.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 11h 14m and costs 130€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 11h 14m to get from Barcelona to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Interlaken bus services, operated by Empresa Plana, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Interlaken train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 743.8 km
  • Duration: 11h 14m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Interlaken via Lyon Part Dieu, Genève, and Bern in around 11h 14m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 380
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 380
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 650
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 320
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 260
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 550
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 480
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 29
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
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 Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
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
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Website
BLS AG
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Swiss Railways
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 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
Train from Milano Centrale to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Bus operators
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Vila Seca
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
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ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras to Bern P+R Neufeld
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
ExpressBus
STI Bus AG
Phone
+41 33 225 13 13
Email
https://www.stibus.ch/kundenservice/Kontakt.php#wEmpty
Website
stibus.ch
Night bus from Bern, Bahnhof to Interlaken West, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
STI Bus AG
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 11
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale

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Barcelona to Interlaken bus services, operated by STI Bus AG, arrive at Interlaken West, Bahnhof station.

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Barcelona 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 Barcelona to Interlaken is 1001 km. It takes approximately 9h 27m to drive from Barcelona to Interlaken.

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 323+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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