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

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Train via Bern  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen 4 / ...

$68 - $133

Cheapest option

Line 21 bus, bus, train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Thun, Bahnhof 21
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Zurich
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen 4 / ...

$57 - $106

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen 4 / ...

$71 - $114

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Schaffhausen 108.1 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Schaffhausen is to drive which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Schaffhausen is to drive which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Schaffhausen. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Schaffhausen via Bern and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Interlaken and Schaffhausen is 127 km. The road distance is 172.9 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Schaffhausen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Interlaken to Schaffhausen, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Schaffhausen is 173 km. It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to drive from Interlaken to Schaffhausen.

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There are 210+ hotels available in Schaffhausen. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Schaffhausen.
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  • Distance: 79.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Schaffhausen via Bern and Zürich HB in around 2 h 57 min.

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 Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Thun, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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