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Train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB Ic61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

€164 - €297

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Bus  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken Station East to Bern 417
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Paris N799

€37 - €53

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Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB Ic61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

€114 - €157

Drive  •  6h 31m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Paris Gallieni 619.1 km

€70 - €110

Train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 14m

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

€102 - €341

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Paris CDG (CDG) ZRH - CDG

€110 - €323

Train, train to Geneva, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris CDG (CDG) GVA - CDG

€125 - €303

Train, train to Geneva, fly to Paris Orly  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Orly (ORY) GVA - ORY

€111 - €296

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Paris CDG  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the train from Spiez to Gallarate
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Paris CDG (CDG) MXP - CDG

€100 - €275

Train, train to Geneva, fly to Paris Le Bourget Apt  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) GVA - LBG

€143 - €449

Interlaken to Paris by train

The train journey time between Interlaken and Paris is around 5h 31m and covers a distance of around 679 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 31m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Interlaken to Paris train service departs from Interlaken West and arrives in Paris Gare de Lyon. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 31m
Fastest train time:
5h 31m
Train distance:
679 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€179
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:05
Last train departs at:
12:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Interlaken to Paris train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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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 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

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No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Paris is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Paris is to train which costs SFr 170 - SFr 320 and takes 5h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken station to Paris. However, there are services departing from Interlaken Station East and arriving at Paris via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Paris. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Paris Gare de Lyon via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 59m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Paris is 477 km. The road distance is 619.1 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Paris without a car is to train which takes 5h 59m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 320.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Interlaken to Paris, including transfers.

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

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Interlaken to Paris 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 Paris is to train which takes 5h 59m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 12h.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Paris.
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  • Distance: 476.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Interlaken to Paris Bercy via Basel SBB in around 5h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Interlaken to Paris Bercy via Bern in around 12h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €350
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €460
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€200 - €600
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Paris Le Bourget Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €320
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Spiez to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €85
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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €100
1st Class
€90 - €110
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
€9 - €14
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Interlaken Station East to Bern
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Paris
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Interlaken to Paris train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Paris is 619 km. It takes approximately 6h 31m to drive from Interlaken to Paris.

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Air France offers flights from Basel Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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