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

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Train  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Olten Ic61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Olten to Birr S23

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Bus  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken Station East to Luzern 417
  2. Take the bus from Emmenbrücke, Bahnhof to Lenzburg, Bahnhof B

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Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Birr 148.9 km

Interlaken to Birr by train

The train journey time between Interlaken and Birr is around 2h 32m and covers a distance of around 150 km. This includes an average layover time of around 35 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 32m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Sbb, the Interlaken to Birr train service departs from Interlaken West and arrives in Birr. Typically 88 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 57m
Layover time:
35 min
Total time:
2h 32m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 32m
Train distance:
150 km
Trains per week:
88
Cheapest price:
SFr 50
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:36
Last train departs at:
20:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Interlaken to Birr train schedules

Interlaken → Birr
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COVID-19 help in Switzerland

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 0041 58 463 00 00

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within Switzerland is currently allowed.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Birr is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Birr is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Interlaken to Birr is to drive, which costs SFr 17 - SFr 26 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Birr is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 26 and takes 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Birr. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Birr via Olten. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 33m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Birr is 87 km. The road distance is 148.9 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Birr without a car is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 60.

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It takes approximately 2h 33m to get from Interlaken to Birr, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Birr 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 Birr is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 23 - SFr 40 and takes 4h 9m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Birr is 149 km. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Interlaken to Birr.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Birr.
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  • Distance: 87.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 33m

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Birr via Olten in around 2h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Interlaken to Birr via Luzern, Luzern, Bahnhof, Emmenbrücke, Bahnhof, Lenzburg, Bahnhof, and Lenzburg in around 4h 9m.

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 Olten
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Birr
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 16
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 Olten
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Interlaken West to Olten
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
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).

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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
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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