There are 10 ways to get from Hamburg to Interlaken by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train via Basel SBB  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$234 - $368

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Bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Freiburg 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Interlaken, Interlaken West 322

$59 - $97

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Train  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Interlaken West Ec

$250 - $400

Night train, train  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Station Nj 401
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$138 - $213

Drive  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Interlaken 601.4 miles

$120 - $190

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Basel (BSL) HAM - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West

$101 - $339

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Zurich (ZRH) HAM - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West

$113 - $319

Fly to Berne, line 4 train, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Berne (BRN) HAM - BRN
  2. Take the line 4 train from Belp to Thun
  3. Take the train from Thun to Interlaken West

$163 - $905

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Geneva (GVA) HAM - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West

$113 - $304

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) HAM - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Spiez

$112 - $262

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Interlaken is to bus which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Interlaken is to fly and line 4 train and train which costs 130€ - 800€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken West via Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Interlaken West. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 13 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Interlaken is 781 km. The road distance is 962.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 8 h 47 min and costs 190€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to get from Hamburg to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Hamburg to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Hamburg station.

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Hamburg to Interlaken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Interlaken is to train which takes 8 h 47 min and costs 190€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 15 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 488.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 47 min

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Hamburg to Interlaken via Basel SBB in around 8 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hamburg to Interlaken via Freiburg in around 15 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Hamburg to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$250 - $400
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Thun to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.com
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Belp to Thun
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Hamburg to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Hamburg to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Interlaken is 962 km. It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to drive from Hamburg to Interlaken.

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Eurowings, easyJet, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Hamburg to Interlaken train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Hamburg to Interlaken bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1039+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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