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There are 4 ways to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West Ic61 / ...

SFr 64 - SFr 119

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Towncar  •  2h 12m

  1. Take a town car from Geneva Airport to Interlaken 213.8 km

SFr 40

2 alternative options

Train, line 21 bus  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Fribourg/Freiburg Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Thun S1
  3. Take the line 21 bus from Thun, Bahnhof to Interlaken, Jungfraustrasse 21

Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken 213.8 km

SFr 25 - SFr 40

Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken by train

The train journey time between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Interlaken is around 3h 2m and covers a distance of around 220 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 50m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, BLS AG and others, the Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken train service departs from Genève-Aéroport and arrives in Interlaken West. Typically 172 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 2m
Fastest train time:
2h 50m
Trains per week:
172
Cheapest price:
SFr 75
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:49
Last train departs at:
20:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Geneva Airport (GVA) → Interlaken
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Interlaken is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Interlaken is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Interlaken is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

Last updated: 17 Jun 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken is to drive, which costs SFr 25 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken is to drive which costs SFr 25 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Genève-Aéroport and arriving at Interlaken West via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 59m.

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The distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Interlaken is 143 km. The road distance is 213.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 2h 59m to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève-Aéroport station.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) 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 Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken is 214 km. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken.

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  • Distance: 143.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Interlaken via Bern in around 2h 59m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
STI Bus AG
Phone
+41 33 225 13 13
Email
https://www.stibus.ch/kundenservice/Kontakt.php#wEmpty
Website
stibus.ch
Bus from Thun, Bahnhof to Interlaken, Jungfraustrasse
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
STI Bus AG
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Geneva Airport to Interlaken
Estimated price
SFr 40

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