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There are 7 ways to get from Cinque Terre to Interlaken by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Levanto  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Milano Centrale Ic
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Spiez 8 / ...

$80 - $146

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Bus  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia to Milan, Milan 500
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Interlaken, Interlaken West 417

$34 - $60

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Train  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Milano Centrale Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Spiez 8 / ...

$83 - $150

Train, bus  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the train from Sestri Levante to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig to Spiez 8 / ...

$90 - $153

Drive  •  6h 10m

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Interlaken 337.8 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Florence, fly, train  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Corniglia to Firenze Smn
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH) FLR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  4. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West

$152 - $504

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  5. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West

$166 - $444

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The cheapest way to get from Cinque Terre to Interlaken is to bus which costs 29€ - 55€ and takes 11h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to Interlaken is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cinque Terre to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Corniglia and arriving at Interlaken West via Levanto, Milano Centrale, Brig and Spiez. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 19m.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and Interlaken is 320 km. The road distance is 540.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 8h 19m and costs 65€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 8h 19m to get from Cinque Terre to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Cinque Terre to Interlaken train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Levanto station.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Interlaken is to train which takes 8h 19m and costs 65€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 55€ and takes 11h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Cinque Terre to Interlaken train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Spiez station.

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Map of how to get from Cinque Terre to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 199.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 19m

What companies run services between Cinque Terre, Italy and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Interlaken via Levanto, Milano Centrale, Brig, and Spiez in around 8h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cinque Terre to Interlaken via La Spezia Centrale, La Spezia - Stazione FS, La Spezia, and Milan, Milan in around 11h 1m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Levanto to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Spiez
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

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 La Spezia Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

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 Sestri Levante to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Corniglia to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Brig
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from La Spezia to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cinque Terre to Interlaken is 540 km. It takes approximately 6h 10m to drive from Cinque Terre to Interlaken.

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Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Florence Airport to Zurich Airport.

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