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There are 5 ways to get from Interlaken to Lindau by bus, train, tram, ferry or car

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Bus  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken, Interlaken East to Luzern 417
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Lindau

42€ - 58€

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Train  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Winterthur 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Winterthur to Bregenz Ec / ...

84€ - 158€

Train, tram  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the tram from Luzern to Wattwil 8-Y
  3. Take the train from Wattwil to St. Margrethen 4 / ...

Train, ferry  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Konstanz 75
  3. Take the ferry from Konstanz Hafen to Lindau Hafen 157 / ...

97€ - 160€

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Lindau 260.3 km

28€ - 45€

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Lindau is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 3h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Lindau is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken to Lindau. However, there are services departing from Interlaken, Interlaken East and arriving at Lindau via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Lindau. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Lindau Hbf via Bern, Winterthur and Bregenz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 33m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Lindau is 168 km. The road distance is 260.3 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Lindau without a car is to bus which takes 5h 3m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 65.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Interlaken to Lindau, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Lindau bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Interlaken, Interlaken East station.

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Interlaken to Lindau 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 Lindau is to bus which takes 5h 3m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 170 and takes 5h 33m.

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  • Distance: 168.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Lindau, Bavaria, Germany?

You can take a bus from Interlaken to Lindau via Luzern in around 5h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Interlaken to Lindau via Bern, Winterthur, and Bregenz in around 5h 33m.

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
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Winterthur to Bregenz
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 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
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Zentralbahn
Phone
+41 (0)58 668 80 00
Email
info@zentralbahn.ch
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Zentralbahn
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Swiss Railways
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Tram from Luzern to Wattwil
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Wattwil to St. Margrethen
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Wattwil to St. Margrethen
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
Bus operators
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, Interlaken East to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Luzern to Lindau
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries

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Interlaken to Lindau bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Lindau station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Lindau is 260 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Interlaken to Lindau.

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There are 238+ hotels available in Lindau. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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