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

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Train  •  1h 57m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB 61 / ...

SFr 50 - SFr 95

2 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the night bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Bern, Bahnhof M15
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Basel, Basel SBB N122 / ...

Drive  •  1h 37m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Basel 150.6 km

SFr 19 - SFr 28

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Basel is to drive which costs SFr 19 - SFr 28 and takes 1h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Basel is to drive which costs SFr 19 - SFr 28 and takes 1h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken to Basel. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West, Bahnhof and arriving at Basel, Basel SBB via Bern, Hauptbahnhof and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Basel SBB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 57m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Basel is 99 km. The road distance is 150.6 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Basel without a car is to train which takes 1h 57m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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The train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB takes 1h 57m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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Interlaken to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel SBB station.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Basel.
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  • Distance: 99.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 57m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB hourly. Tickets cost SFr 50 - SFr 95 and the journey takes 1h 57m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express also services this route 3 times a day.

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.

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Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Interlaken West to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
STI Bus AG
Phone
+41 33 225 13 13
Email
https://www.stibus.ch/kundenservice/Kontakt.php#wEmpty
Website
stibus.ch
Night bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Bern, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice 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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Basel is 151 km. It takes approximately 1h 37m to drive from Interlaken to Basel.

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