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Train via Bern  •  4 h 33 min

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  2. 1 / ...
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$106 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. 401
  2. Ouibus

$44 - $76

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 41 min

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  2. 470

$85 - $142

Train, bus  •  5 h 40 min

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  2. 162

$81 - $132

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. 142.8 miles

$29 - $45

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Interlaken via Zürich HB and Bern in around 4 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Interlaken via Zurich, Berne, Bern, Neufeld P+R, Bern, Bahnhof, Bern, Thun, and Thun, Bahnhof in around 6 h 10 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Göschenen
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 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 Göschenen, Bahnhof to Meiringen, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lugano and Interlaken is 113 km. The road distance is 229 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Interlaken is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Lugano to Interlaken is to drive which takes 2 h 40 min and costs SFr 29 - SFr 45.

No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Interlaken West via Zürich HB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Lugano to Interlaken, including transfers.