There are 5 ways to get from Interlaken to Geneva by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$70 - $129

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Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Fribourg 417
  2. Take the bus from Fribourg to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$10 - $17

3 alternative options

Line 21 bus, train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Interlaken, Jungfraustrasse to Thun, Bahnhof 21
  2. Take the train from Thun to Fribourg/Freiburg 1
  3. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève 1

$91 - $146

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Geneva 136.1 miles

$28 - $45

Train, fly  •  4 h 30 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 Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$130 - $273

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Geneva is to bus which costs SFr 10 - SFr 17 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken to Geneva station. However, there are services departing from Interlaken, Interlaken West and arriving at Geneva - Bus station via Fribourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Genève via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Interlaken and Geneva is 142 km. The road distance is 217.8 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Interlaken to Geneva, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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Interlaken to Geneva 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 Geneva is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 10 - SFr 17 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 88.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Geneva via Bern in around 3 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Interlaken to Geneva via Fribourg in around 4 h 50 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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 Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Thun to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Interlaken, Jungfraustrasse to Thun, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
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 Fribourg to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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