There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Basel, train  •  3 h 27 min

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

$127 - $364

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Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB 017 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Interlaken, Interlaken West 322

$30 - $47

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  3 h 36 min

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

$150 - $378

Fly to Geneva, train  •  4 h 42 min

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

$148 - $386

Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$126 - $211

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$112 - $226

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken 292.3 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken West via Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Interlaken West via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Interlaken is 378 km. The road distance is 467.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 236.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken via Basel SBB in around 5 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken via Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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 Airport to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Frankfurt Flughafen T1 to Manheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
arriva.cz

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 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 Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken is 468 km. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Interlaken.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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