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

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Train  •  2h 55m

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

SFr 64 - SFr 122

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Line 21 bus, train  •  4h 6m

  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 / ...

Night bus, bus  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the night bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Bern, Bahnhof M15
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Geneva N799 / ...

Drive  •  2h 17m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Geneva 217.8 km

SFr 27 - SFr 40

Train, fly  •  4h 32m

  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 159 - SFr 460

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West, Bahnhof and arriving at Geneva via Bern, Hauptbahnhof and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 14m.

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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 55m.

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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 2h 55m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Interlaken to Geneva, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Geneva bus services, operated by STI Bus AG, depart from Interlaken West, Bahnhof 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 quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 141.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 55m

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Geneva via Bern in around 2h 55m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 370
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 12m
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
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 Bern to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Thun to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
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
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
STI Bus AG
Night bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Bern, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
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 Bern to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bern, Neufeld to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Website
Eurolines FR
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Bern to Genève - Gare routière
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
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gruppodimaio.it
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Berne to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
alsa.com

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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 218 km. It takes approximately 2h 17m 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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There are 434+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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