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There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Interlaken West Station by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 48m

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

SFr 57 - SFr 106

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Bus  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Fribourg 106 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fribourg to Interlaken Station East 417

SFr 21 - SFr 27

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Train via Montreux  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Montreux Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Montreux to Zweisimmen Pe

Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Interlaken West Station 216 km

SFr 25 - SFr 40

Geneva to Interlaken West Station by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Interlaken West Station is around 2h 50m and covers a distance of around 214 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 40m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, BLS AG and others, the Geneva to Interlaken West Station train service departs from Genève and arrives in Interlaken West. Typically 128 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 50m
Fastest train time:
2h 40m
Train distance:
214 km
Trains per week:
128
Cheapest price:
SFr 68
Carbon emissions:
11 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 Interlaken West Station train schedules

Trains departing Monday, July 26, 2021

Geneva → Interlaken West Station
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 0041 58 463 00 00

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Interlaken West Station is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Interlaken West Station is 1.5 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: 21 Jul 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Geneva to Interlaken West Station is to bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 27 and takes 4h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Interlaken West Station is to drive which costs SFr 25 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Interlaken West Station. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Interlaken West, Bahnhof via Fribourg and Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Interlaken West Station. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Interlaken West via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 48m.

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The distance between Geneva and Interlaken West Station is 141 km. The road distance is 216 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Interlaken West Station without a car is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 2h 48m to get from Geneva to Interlaken West Station, including transfers.

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Geneva to Interlaken West Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Interlaken West 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 Interlaken West Station is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 27 and takes 4h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Interlaken West Station.
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  • Distance: 141.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 48m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Interlaken West Station, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Geneva to Interlaken West Station via Bern in around 2h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Interlaken West Station via Fribourg, Interlaken Station East, and Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof in around 4h 33m.

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 West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 29
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
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 9 - SFr 13
Website
BLS AG
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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 5 - SFr 7
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Geneve to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Rail 1st Class
SFr 21 - SFr 35
MOB
Phone
+41 21 989 81 90
Website
mob.ch
Train from Montreux to Zweisimmen
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
MOB
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Bus operators
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
Twice 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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Geneva to Interlaken West Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken Station East.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Interlaken West Station is 216 km. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Geneva to Interlaken West Station.

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