There are 3 ways to get from Interlaken to Rigi by train, ferry or car

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Train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Arth-Goldau 3 / ...
  3. Take the train from Arth-Goldau RB to Rigi Kulm 1-Y

$82 - $104

2 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the ferry from Luzern Bahnhofquai to Vitznau 13-Y / ...

$83 - $101

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Rigi 74.4 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Rigi. However, there are services departing from Interlaken Ost and arriving at Rigi Kulm via Luzern and Arth-Goldau RB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Interlaken and Rigi is 63 km. The road distance is 119 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Rigi without a car is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Interlaken to Rigi, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Rigi train services, operated by Zentralbahn, depart from Interlaken Ost station.

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Interlaken to Rigi train services, operated by Rigi-Bahnen, arrive at Rigi Kulm station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Rigi is 119 km. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from Interlaken to Rigi.

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There are 394+ hotels available in Rigi. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Rigi.
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  • Distance: 39.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Rigi, Schwyz, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Interlaken to Rigi via Luzern, Arth-Goldau, and Arth-Goldau RB in around 4 h 12 min.

Train operators
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
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 Luzern to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Rigi-Bahnen
Website
rigi.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau RB to Rigi Kulm
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$34
Website
rigi.ch
Ferry operators
Lake Lucerne Ferry
Phone
+41 (0)41 367 67 67
Email
info@lakelucerne.ch
Website
lakelucerne.ch
Ferry from Luzern Bahnhofquai to Vitznau
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
lakelucerne.ch

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