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There are 4 ways to get from Grindelwald to Zürich by train, bus or car

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 via Bern  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Grindelwald to Interlaken Ost
  2. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Bern Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$59 - $113

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Zurich K288 / ...

$33 - $65

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70

$66 - $113

Drive  •  1h 53m

  1. Drive from Grindelwald to Zürich 87.9 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Grindelwald to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 18 - SFr 27 and takes 1h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Grindelwald to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 18 - SFr 27 and takes 1h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grindelwald to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Grindelwald and arriving at Zürich HB via Interlaken Ost and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

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The distance between Grindelwald and Zürich is 91 km. The road distance is 140.6 km.

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The best way to get from Grindelwald to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Grindelwald to Zürich, including transfers.

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Grindelwald to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Grindelwald station.

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Grindelwald to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grindelwald to Zürich is 141 km. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Grindelwald to Zürich.

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Map of how to get from Grindelwald to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 57 miles
  • Duration: 3h 15m

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

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Zürich via Interlaken Ost and Bern in around 3h 15m.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Grindelwald to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Bern
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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