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There are 9 ways to get from Interlaken to Vienna by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6h 26m

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

84€ - 224€

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Bus  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken, Interlaken East to Bern 417
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N882

52€ - 78€

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Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 19m

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

131€ - 293€

Train, train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 24m

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

126€ - 253€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8h 8m

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

80€ - 158€

Train, train to Altenrhein, fly  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to St. Gallen
  3. Fly from Altenrhein (ACH) to Vienna (VIE) ACH - VIE

403€ - 476€

Train  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf Rjx

259€ - 461€

Train, bus  •  14h 53m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Wien

65€ - 124€

Drive  •  8h 18m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Vienna 844.1 km

90€ - 140€

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 13h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Vienna is to train and fly which costs SFr 140 - SFr 320 and takes 6h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Interlaken, Interlaken East and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Wien Hbf via Bern and Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 45m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Vienna is 662 km. The road distance is 844.1 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 10h 45m and costs SFr 270 - SFr 500.

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It takes approximately 6h 26m to get from Interlaken to Vienna, including transfers.

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

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Interlaken to Vienna 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 Vienna is to train which takes 10h 45m and costs SFr 270 - SFr 500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 13h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 661.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 26m

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria?

You can take a train from Interlaken to Vienna via Bern, Zürich HB, and Zuerich Hb in around 10h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Interlaken to Vienna via Bern in around 13h 50m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Graz
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Graz
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 380€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
8€ - 70€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Geneva to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Altenrhein to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
319€ - 322€
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 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 12m
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)
Train from Bern to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
210€ - 380€
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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, Interlaken East to Bern
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bern to Vienna
Ave. Duration
14h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Bern to Wien
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 95€
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eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Interlaken to Vienna train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Vienna is 844 km. It takes approximately 8h 18m to drive from Interlaken to Vienna.

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Lufthansa, easyJet and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Vienna Airport.

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