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There are 4 ways to get from Interlaken to Bern by train, bus, taxi or car

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  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Bern, Bahnhof

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Interlaken to Bern

Drive

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Bern

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Bern is to bus which costs SFr 6 - SFr 8 and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Bern is to taxi which costs SFr 250 - SFr 300 and takes 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Interlaken West, Bahnhof and arriving at Bern, Bahnhof. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Bern. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Interlaken and Bern is 43 km. The road distance is 56.5 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Bern without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 45.

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The train from Interlaken West to Bern takes 49 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Interlaken to Bern bus services, operated by STI Bus AG, depart from Interlaken West, Bahnhof station.

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Interlaken to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Interlaken West station.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Bern is to train which takes 49 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 6 - SFr 8 and takes 1h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Bern.
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  • Distance: 42.8 km
  • Duration: 49 min

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Bern, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Interlaken West to Bern hourly. Tickets cost SFr 24 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 49 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, STI Bus AG operates a bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Bern, Bahnhof 5 times a week, and the journey takes 1h 16m. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a week.

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 Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
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 Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
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 Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Bern, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
5 times a week
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Interlaken Station East to Bern
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
Taxi from Interlaken to Bern
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 300
Tagsi AG
Phone
+41 33 222 22 22
Website
tagsi.ch
Dorf-Taxi Spiez
Phone
+41 33 650 15 15
Website
dorftaxi-spiez.ch
Allround Taxi Moser André
Phone
+41 33 654 10 10
Website
allroundtaxi-spiez.ch

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Interlaken to Bern bus services, operated by STI Bus AG, arrive at Bern, Bahnhof station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Bern is 56 km. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Interlaken to Bern.

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