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There are 6 ways to get from Interlaken to Venice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Spiez to Brig Ic8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Venezia S. Lucia Ec

€132 - €245

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken Station East to Venice Mestre 417

€28 - €34

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 6m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern Ir
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Venice Tronchetto Train Station Bern-Venedig

€64 - €94

Drive  •  5h 35m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Venice 522.6 km

€60 - €95

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 7m

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

€108 - €310

Train, train to Geneva, fly  •  9h 16m

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

€113 - €345

Interlaken to Venice by train

The train journey time between Interlaken and Venice is around 6h 37m and covers a distance of around 505 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 37m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), BLS AG and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Interlaken to Venice train service departs from Interlaken West and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 37m
Fastest train time:
6h 37m
Train distance:
505 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€137
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:05
Last train departs at:
08:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Interlaken to Venice train schedules

Switzerland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy 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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Venice is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Venice is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 40 and takes 9h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Venice is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken station to Venice. However, there are services departing from Interlaken Station East and arriving at Liberta' Santa Chiara via Stazione MESTRE FS C3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Venice. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Spiez and Brig. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 6m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Venice is 372 km. The road distance is 522.6 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Venice without a car is to train which takes 7h 6m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 7h 6m to get from Interlaken to Venice, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Venice is to train which takes 7h 6m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 40 and takes 9h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Venice.
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  • Distance: 372 km
  • Duration: 7h 6m

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Venice, Italy?

You can take a train from Interlaken to Venice via Spiez and Brig in around 7h 6m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Interlaken Station East to Venice Mestre 4 times a week. Tickets cost €28 - €35 and the journey takes 8h 45m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Santorini
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €230
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
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 Spiez to Brig
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €28
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €70
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)
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Spiez to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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
€29 - €40
Website
Zentralbahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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
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 Station East to Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
ExpressBus

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Interlaken to Venice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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