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There are 5 ways to get from Interlaken to Rothenburg by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train Zentralbahn  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470

$35 - $48

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Bus, line 470 train  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken Ost to Brünig-Hasliberg 22-Y
  2. Take the line 470 train from Brünig-Hasliberg to Luzern 470

$21 - $29

3 alternative options

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Sursee 15

$53 - $97

Taxi  •  1h 5m

  1. Take a taxi from Interlaken to Rothenburg 49 miles

$340 - $410

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Rothenburg 49 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Rothenburg is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 15 and takes 1h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Rothenburg is to taxi which costs SFr 340 - SFr 410 and takes 1h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Rothenburg. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Rothenburg Dorf via Bern and Sursee. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 39m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Rothenburg is 55 km. The road distance is 78.4 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Rothenburg without a car is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 50.

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It takes approximately 2h 21m to get from Interlaken to Rothenburg, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Rothenburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Interlaken West station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Rothenburg is 78 km. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Interlaken to Rothenburg.

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There are 362+ hotels available in Rothenburg. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Rothenburg.
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  • Distance: 34.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 21m

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

Zentralbahn operates a train from Interlaken to Rothenburg hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 1h 51m.

Train operators
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brünig-Hasliberg to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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 Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Sursee
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
MIB
Website
grimselwelt.ch
Bus from Interlaken Ost to Brünig-Hasliberg
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
grimselwelt.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
Taxi from Interlaken to Rothenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Estimated price
$340 - $410
Oesch Taxi Thun
Phone
+41 33 222 22 22
Website
oeschtaxi.ch
Dorf-Taxi Spiez
Phone
+41 33 650 15 15
Website
dorftaxi-spiez.ch
Allround Taxi Moser André
Phone
+41 33 654 10 10
Website
allroundtaxi-spiez.ch

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