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There are 10 ways to get from Budapest to Interlaken by plane, train, bus, tram, night train or car

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Fly to Basel, train  •  7h

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

SFr 86 - SFr 222

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Bus  •  18h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Bern N882
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Interlaken, Interlaken East 417

SFr 63 - SFr 80

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 59m

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

SFr 141 - SFr 297

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 24m

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

SFr 131 - SFr 277

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 13m

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

SFr 87 - SFr 230

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  9h 25m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BUD - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez

SFr 81 - SFr 260

Train  •  12h 56m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West 61 / ...

SFr 110 - SFr 166

Bus, tram, train  •  20h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to St. Gallen
  2. Take the tram from St. Gallen to Luzern 9-Y
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470

Night train, train  •  15h 23m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70 / ...
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470

SFr 249 - SFr 349

Drive  •  10h 29m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Interlaken 1092.3 km

SFr 130 - SFr 190

Hungary → Switzerland
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The 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 Budapest to Interlaken is to bus which costs 21 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft and takes 18h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Interlaken is to fly and train which costs 47 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft and takes 6h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken East via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Interlaken West via Zürich HB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 56m.

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The distance between Budapest and Interlaken is 851 km. The road distance is 1092.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 12h 56m and costs 37 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Budapest to Interlaken, including transfers.

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

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Budapest to Interlaken train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Interlaken is to train which takes 12h 56m and costs 37 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft and takes 18h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 850.6 km
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Budapest to Interlaken via Zuerich Hb, Zürich HB, and Bern in around 12h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Interlaken via Népliget M, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, and Bern in around 18h 53m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 470
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 470
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 310
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 480
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 480
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 330
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 240 - SFr 550
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 260
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 350 - SFr 600
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 340
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 400
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 140
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 170
Flights from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 190
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 80
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 360
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 320
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 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)
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
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 19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 140
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Tram from St. Gallen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Phone
+41 (0)58 668 80 00
Email
info@zentralbahn.ch
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Zentralbahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 260
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Bern
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Interlaken, Interlaken East
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to Bern
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 100
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Budapest 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 Budapest to Interlaken is 1092 km. It takes approximately 10h 29m to drive from Budapest to Interlaken.

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Austrian Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 1175+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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