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There are 8 ways to get from Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main by train, car, bus or plane

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Train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$120 - $220

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Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 322

$29 - $50

6 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$118 - $202

Drive, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$94 - $147

Train, bus  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne to Frankfurt Ouibus

$50 - $68

Drive  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main 298.8 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Basel, fly  •  4 h 34 min

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

$137 - $383

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 46 min

  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

$160 - $399

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 29 - SFr 50 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Interlaken, Interlaken West and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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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 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Interlaken and Frankfurt am Main is 386 km. The road distance is 478.1 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220.

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The train from Interlaken West to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 5 h 3 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 5 h 3 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 29 - SFr 50 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 241.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main 3 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $220 and the journey takes 5 h 3 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main 6 times a week. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main is 478 km. It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to drive from Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Interlaken to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 678+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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