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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken by train, car, bus or plane

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Train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Interlaken West Ice

$120 - $220

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Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Interlaken, Interlaken West 322

$28 - $50

6 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$104 - $212

Train, drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Interlaken

$84 - $163

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken 297.4 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Basel, train  •  4 h 43 min

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

$134 - $386

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 44 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

$160 - $401

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 56 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

$155 - $401

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken is to bus which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken West. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Interlaken West. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 1 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Interlaken is 386 km. The road distance is 475.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 5 h 1 min and costs 110€ - 190€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Interlaken West takes 5 h 1 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken is to train which takes 5 h 1 min and costs 110€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 50 min.

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  • Distance: 241.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Interlaken, Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken 4 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $220 and the journey takes 5 h 1 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken 4 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 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 Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 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
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
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(Main)Hbf to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Interlaken West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken is 476 km. It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1004+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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