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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 19 min

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

$93 - $276

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 28 min

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

$154 - $351

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 24 min

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

$129 - $341

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9 h 27 min

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

$121 - $290

Train via Strasbourg  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$299 - $598

Train  •  14 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$293 - $558

Train, bus  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  4. Take the bus from Brussels North to Basel
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$341 - $647

Bus  •  32 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
  3. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Interlaken, Interlaken West 322

$101 - $150

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  17 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  6. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Interlaken

$492 - $630

Drive, carferry  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Interlaken

$230 - $344

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken West via London Victoria Coach Station and Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Interlaken West via London St. Pancras International, Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 37 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Interlaken is 801 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 13 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Edinburgh to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Interlaken bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Interlaken train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Interlaken is to train which takes 13 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 32 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Edinburgh to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 801.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 19 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Interlaken via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 13 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Interlaken via London Victoria Coach Station, Frankfurt, and Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 32 h 35 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $150
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Interlaken is 1 h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 1:56 PM in Edinburgh and 2:56 PM in Interlaken.

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

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KLM, Lufthansa, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 1019+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs .

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