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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Interlaken by plane, train, bus, night 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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Fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 12 min

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

$100 - $313

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 13 min

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

$116 - $338

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 55 min

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

$111 - $338

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9 h

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

$120 - $341

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Linate (LIN) MAD - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig to Spiez

$141 - $385

Train  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Genève Tgv
  3. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  4. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$269 - $385

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  15 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  6. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$273 - $423

Bus, night bus  •  27 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Bern
  2. Take the night bus from Bern, Bahnhof to Interlaken West, Bahnhof M15

$142 - $237

Drive  •  15 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Interlaken 977.5 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Interlaken is to fly and train which costs 85€ - 280€ and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Interlaken is to fly and train which costs 85€ - 280€ and takes 7 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Madrid Avenida de América and arriving at Interlaken West, Bahnhof via Bern, Neufeld P+R and Bern, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Interlaken West via Avignon TGV, Genève and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 22 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Interlaken is 1162 km. The road distance is 1564 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 14 h 22 min and costs 230€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Madrid to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Madrid to Interlaken bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Madrid Avenida de América station.

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Madrid to Interlaken train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 726 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Madrid to Interlaken via Avignon TGV, Genève, and Bern in around 14 h 22 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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 Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Spiez
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$43 - $46
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$43 - $46
First
$66
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Bern
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Night bus from Bern, Bahnhof to Interlaken West, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Madrid to Interlaken bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Interlaken West, Bahnhof station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Interlaken is 1564 km. It takes approximately 15 h 3 min to drive from Madrid to Interlaken.

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Iberia, Vueling Airlines, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 1001+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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