There are 4 ways to get from Lugano to Interlaken by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Bern  •  4 h 33 min

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

$106 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Interlaken, Interlaken West 417

$30 - $53

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470

$85 - $141

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Interlaken 142.8 miles

$29 - $45

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

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

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The distance between Lugano and Interlaken is 113 km. The road distance is 228.5 km.

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

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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.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 70.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

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, FlixBus operates a bus from Lugano to Interlaken once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 30 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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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