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There are 3 ways to get from Interlaken to Ticino by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...

$87 - $143

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Bus  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Como 417

$33 - $56

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 44m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Lugano 145.1 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Ticino is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 2h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Ticino is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 2h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Ticino. However, there are services departing from Interlaken Ost and arriving at Lugano via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Ticino is 79 km. The road distance is 232.1 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Ticino without a car is to train which takes 4h 50m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Interlaken to Ticino, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Ticino train services, operated by Zentralbahn, depart from Interlaken Ost station.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Ticino is to train which takes 4h 50m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 4h 57m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Ticino is 232 km. It takes approximately 2h 44m to drive from Interlaken to Ticino.

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  • Distance: 49.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Lugano via Luzern in around 4h 50m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Interlaken to Lugano 5 times a week. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 3h 40m.

Train operators
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
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 Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.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 Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Interlaken, Interlaken West to Como
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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