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There are 6 ways to get from Interlaken to Écully by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken Station East to Bern 417
  2. Take the bus from Bern Car Terminal Neufeld to Lyon Gare Perrache Sofia Central Bus Station - Rennes Place de la Gare / ...

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Train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève Ic1
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter

Train via Bourg-en-Bresse  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne Ic1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Lausanne to Bourg En Bresse Tgv
  4. Take the train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Lyon Vaise Ter

Train, night bus  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ic61 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Bern to Lyon Perrache N106

Drive  •  3h 46m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Écully 367.1 km

Drive, fly  •  4h 57m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS
Switzerland → France
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International entry into France from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Écully is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Écully is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Écully is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 30 Nov 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Écully is to bus which costs SFr 24 - SFr 50 and takes 6h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Écully is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 65 and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Écully. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Écully la Demi-Lune via Bern, Geneve, Gare Part-Dieu - Villette, Gare de Vénissieux and Lyon Gorge de Loup. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 59m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Écully is 258 km. The road distance is 367.1 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Écully without a car is to bus which takes 6h 58m and costs SFr 24 - SFr 50.

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It takes approximately 6h 58m to get from Interlaken to Écully, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Écully 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 Écully is to bus which takes 6h 58m and costs SFr 24 - SFr 50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 220 and takes 6h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Strasbourg Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Interlaken to Écully train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Écully.
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  • Distance: 257.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 58m

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Écully, France?

You can take a bus from Interlaken to Écully via Bern Car Terminal Neufeld, Lyon Gare Perrache, Perrache, Bellecour, Gorge de Loup, and Lyon Gorge de Loup in around 6h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Interlaken to Écully via Bern, Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu, Gare Part-Dieu - Villette, Gare de Vénissieux, Gare de Vénissieux, Gorge de Loup, and Lyon Gorge de Loup in around 6h 59m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €490
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
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bourg-en-Bresse to Lyon Vaise
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €50
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
€19 - €26
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
€10 - €14
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
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lausanne to Bourg En Bresse
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bourg En Bresse to Lyon Vaise
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Bus operators
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).

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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
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Bern to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bern Car Terminal Neufeld to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Union Ivkoni
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bern Car Terminal Neufeld to Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Écully is 367 km. It takes approximately 3h 46m to drive from Interlaken to Écully.

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