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There are 7 ways to get from Interlaken to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

85€ - 120€

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Train via Basel  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB Ic61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

124€ - 217€

Train, bus  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus from Freiburg to Frankfurt am Main

88€ - 157€

Drive  •  4h 16m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 475.2 km

50€ - 75€

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 48m

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

112€ - 494€

Train, train to Geneva, fly  •  6h 41m

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

117€ - 359€

Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA

114€ - 396€

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 385 km. The road distance is 475.2 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 5h 5m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 130.

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The train from Interlaken West to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 5h 5m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Interlaken to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Interlaken West station.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Interlaken to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 475 km. It takes approximately 4h 16m to drive from Interlaken to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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  • Distance: 385 km
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Interlaken West to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 3 times a day. Tickets cost 85€ - 120€ and the journey takes 5h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Interlaken West to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
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)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
9€ - 13€
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Freiburg to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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