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Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West Ic61 / ...

SFr 13 - SFr 29

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Interlaken Station East 417 / ...

SFr 7 - SFr 9

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Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bern to Interlaken 56.6 km

SFr 250 - SFr 300

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Interlaken 56.6 km

SFr 6 - SFr 10

Bern to Interlaken by train

The train journey time between Bern and Interlaken is around 47 min and covers a distance of around 58 km. The fastest train normally takes 44 min. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, BLS AG and others, the Bern to Interlaken train service departs from Bern and arrives in Interlaken West. Typically 203 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
47 min
Fastest train time:
44 min
Trains per week:
203
Cheapest price:
SFr 24
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:22
Last train departs at:
23:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bern to Interlaken train schedules

Bern → Interlaken
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Last updated: 17 Jun 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Bern to Interlaken is to bus, which costs SFr 7 - SFr 9 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Interlaken is to taxi which costs SFr 250 - SFr 300 and takes 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bern and arriving at Interlaken Station East station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bern and arriving at Interlaken West. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between Bern and Interlaken is 43 km. The road distance is 56.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs SFr 13 - SFr 29.

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The train from Bern to Interlaken West takes 47 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Bern to Interlaken train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Interlaken is to train which takes 47 min and costs SFr 13 - SFr 29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 7 - SFr 9 and takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 42.8 km
  • Duration: 47 min

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Interlaken, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Bern to Interlaken West hourly. Tickets cost SFr 24 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 47 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bern to Interlaken Station East 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 7 - SFr 9 and the journey takes 55 min. STI Bus AG also services this route twice a week.

Train operators
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 Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 20 - SFr 29
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 10 - SFr 15
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 13 - SFr 19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Bern to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
STI Bus AG
Phone
+41 33 225 13 13
Email
https://www.stibus.ch/kundenservice/Kontakt.php#wEmpty
Website
stibus.ch
Bus from Bern, Bahnhof to Interlaken West, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
STI Bus AG
Other operators
Taxi from Bern to Interlaken
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 300
Taxi Bern
Phone
+41 31 312 12 12
Website
taxibern.ch
Nova Taxi
Phone
+41 31 331 33 13
Website
novataxi.ch
Bear Taxi
Phone
+41 31 371 11 11
Website
baerentaxi.ch

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Bern to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken Station East.

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Bern 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 Bern to Interlaken is 57 km. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Bern to Interlaken.

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