There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken by train, bus, car or plane

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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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 45 min

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

$28 - $50

5 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

Bus, train  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Lucerne Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470

$48 - $69

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken 297.4 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Basel, train  •  4 h 38 min

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

$134 - $385

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 49 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 - $400

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 25 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 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken West. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 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 Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 1 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from S Ostbahnhof station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Interlaken.
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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 twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 45 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 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
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 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus

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