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

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Train  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ic61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève Ic1 / ...

SFr 51 - SFr 122

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Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken Station East to Fribourg 417
  2. Take the bus from Fribourg to Geneva 106 / ...

SFr 19 - SFr 23

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Line 21 bus, train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Interlaken, Jungfraustrasse to Thun, Bahnhof 21
  2. Take the train from Thun to Fribourg/Freiburg S1
  3. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève Ic1 / ...

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Geneva 216.5 km

SFr 25 - SFr 40

Train, fly  •  4h 39m

  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

SFr 136 - SFr 340

Interlaken to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Interlaken and Geneva is around 3h 2m and covers a distance of around 214 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 42m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and BLS AG, the Interlaken to Geneva train service departs from Interlaken West and arrives in Genève. Typically 129 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 2m
Fastest train time:
2h 42m
Train distance:
214 km
Trains per week:
129
Cheapest price:
SFr 64
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:36
Last train departs at:
23:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Interlaken to Geneva train schedules

Interlaken → Geneva
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geneva is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Geneva 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: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Geneva is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 24 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 25 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken station to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Interlaken Station East and arriving at Geneva via Fribourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 40m.

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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 2h 58m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Geneva is 142 km. The road distance is 216.5 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Interlaken to Geneva, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Interlaken Station East.

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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 2h 58m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 24 and takes 4h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 141.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 58m

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Geneva via Bern in around 2h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Interlaken to Geneva via Fribourg in around 4h 40m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 210
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 290
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 Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
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 Bern
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Train from Thun to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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, Jungfraustrasse to Thun, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Interlaken Station East to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Fribourg to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Interlaken to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Geneva is 216 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Interlaken to Geneva.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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