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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Brienz (Station) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost Ic61 / ...

SFr 64 - SFr 117

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Bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Fribourg N799 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fribourg to Interlaken Station East 417

SFr 26 - SFr 35

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Train, line 21 bus  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Genève 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 Ost, Bahnhof 21

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Brienz (Station) 236.4 km

SFr 28 - SFr 45

Fly, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Brienz

SFr 143 - SFr 316

Geneva to Brienz (Station) by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Brienz (Station) is around 3h 33m and covers a distance of around 232 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 12m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, BLS AG and others, the Geneva to Brienz (Station) train service departs from Genève and arrives in Brienz. Typically 157 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 33m
Fastest train time:
3h 12m
Trains per week:
157
Cheapest price:
SFr 75
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:59
Last train departs at:
20:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Brienz (Station) train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Geneva → Brienz (Station)
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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brienz (Station) is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brienz (Station) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brienz (Station) 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: 13 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Brienz (Station) is to bus which costs SFr 25 - SFr 35 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Brienz (Station) is to drive which costs SFr 28 - SFr 45 and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Brienz (Station). However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Brienz via Bern and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 35m.

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The distance between Geneva and Brienz (Station) is 157 km. The road distance is 236.4 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Brienz (Station) without a car is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Geneva to Brienz (Station), including transfers.

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Geneva to Brienz (Station) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Brienz (Station) is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 25 - SFr 35 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Geneva to Brienz (Station) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Interlaken Ost station.

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  • Distance: 157.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Brienz (Station), Switzerland?

You can take a train from Geneva to Brienz (Station) via Bern and Interlaken Ost in around 3h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Brienz (Station) via Fribourg, Interlaken Station East, and Interlaken Ost in around 4h 59m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 260
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 270
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 to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 30
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
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 Ost
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 14
Website
Deutsche Bahn
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
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 Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Zentralbahn
Phone
+41 (0)58 668 80 00
Email
info@zentralbahn.ch
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Brienz
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Zentralbahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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 Ost, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
STI Bus AG
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Fribourg to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Brienz (Station) is 236 km. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Geneva to Brienz (Station).

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Tunisair and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 247+ hotels available in Brienz (Station). Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 12 - SFr 45.

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