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

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Train via Bern  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$54 - $103

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Zurich K288 / ...

$29 - $58

3 alternative options

Line 21 bus, train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Interlaken, Jungfraustrasse to Thun, Bahnhof 21
  2. Take the train from Thun to Zürich HB 8 / ...

$61 - $105

Train Zentralbahn  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70

$55 - $88

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Zürich 76.8 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Zürich HB via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Interlaken and Zürich is 92 km. The road distance is 122.9 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Interlaken to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Zürich is 123 km. It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to drive from Interlaken to Zürich.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 57.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zürich via Bern in around 2 h 12 min.

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. 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
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Thun to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Interlaken, Jungfraustrasse to Thun, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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