There are 8 ways to get from Interlaken to Florence by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Spiez to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

83€ - 211€

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Train via Domodossola  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Spiez to Domodossola Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

63€ - 182€

6 alternative options

Bus  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof to Zürich Flughafen, Carterminal 64
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Florence, Florence N524

Train, bus  •  12h 56m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Milano Lampugnano
  3. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17

63€ - 88€

Drive  •  6h 19m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Florence 611.3 km

80€ - 120€

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR

150€ - 1517€

Train, train to Geneva, fly  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Florence (FLR) GVA - FLR

120€ - 287€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Spiez to Gallarate
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Florence (FLR) MXP - FLR

128€ - 412€

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Florence is to train and bus which costs SFr 65 - SFr 95 and takes 12h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Florence is to train and fly which costs SFr 160 - SFr 1700 and takes 5h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Florence. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Spiez and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Florence is 418 km. The road distance is 611.3 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Florence without a car is to train which takes 6h 16m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 6h 16m to get from Interlaken to Florence, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Florence is to train which takes 6h 16m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11h 33m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Interlaken to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Florence.
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  • Distance: 418 km
  • Duration: 6h 16m

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Interlaken to Florence via Spiez and Milano Centrale in around 6h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Interlaken to Florence via Zürich Flughafen, Carterminal, Zürich Flughafen, Zürich HB, Zurich, Florence, Florence, and Villa Costanza in around 11h 33m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 420€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 1200€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260€ - 950€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Geneva to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 950€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
250€ - 650€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 1000€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 800€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 470€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
300€ - 1200€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
250€ - 650€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
450€ - 1100€
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 Spiez to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Spiez to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Spiez to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 80€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
24€ - 35€
Base Standard
45€ - 65€
Base Premium
55€ - 80€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 60€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
23€ - 35€
Smart Low Cost
20€ - 29€
Smart Flex
40€ - 60€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Spiez to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Domodossola to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
Trenord
Zentralbahn
Phone
+41 (0)58 668 80 00
Email
info@zentralbahn.ch
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Zentralbahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
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
Bus from Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof to Zürich Flughafen, Carterminal
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Zurich to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Luzern to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Book at
eurolines.ch
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Baltour

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport.

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