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There is 1 way to get from Grindelwald to Riffelsee by train

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Train, funicular  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Grindelwald to Interlaken Ost R
  2. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Spiez Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Spiez to Visp Ic8 / ...
  4. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt R
  5. Take the funicular from Zermatt GGB to Rotenboden Cc
Grindelwald → Riffelsee
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No, there is no direct train from Grindelwald to Riffelsee. However, there are services departing from Grindelwald and arriving at Rotenboden via Interlaken Ost, Spiez, Visp and Zermatt GGB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Grindelwald and Riffelsee is 74 km.

The best way to get from Grindelwald to Riffelsee without a car is to train and funicular which takes 4h 30m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Grindelwald to Riffelsee, including transfers.

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Grindelwald to Riffelsee train services, operated by Berner Oberland-Bahnen, depart from Grindelwald station.

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Grindelwald to Riffelsee train services, operated by Gornergratbahn, arrive at Rotenboden station.

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There are 351+ hotels available in Riffelsee. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Grindelwald to Riffelsee.
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  • Distance: 74.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Grindelwald, Switzerland and Riffelsee, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Riffelsee via Interlaken Ost, Spiez, Visp, Zermatt, and Zermatt GGB in around 4h 30m.

Train operators
Berner Oberland-Bahnen
Phone
+41 33 828 72 33
Email
info@jungfrau.ch
Website
jungfrau.ch
Train from Grindelwald to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Berner Oberland-Bahnen
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Interlaken Ost to Spiez
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 23
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Spiez to Visp
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 27
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Spiez
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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 Interlaken Ost to Spiez
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
Deutsche Bahn
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Interlaken Ost to Spiez
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Gornergratbahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@gornergrat.ch
Website
gornergratbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt GGB to Rotenboden
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Gornergratbahn

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