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There are 10 ways to get from Madrid to Interlaken by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 43m

  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

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MAD - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Aeroporto Malpensa - Terminal 1 to Domodossola - Stazione Ferroviaria
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Spiez

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Fly to Basel, train  •  7h 41m

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

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 48m

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

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 12m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Linate (LIN) MAD - LIN
  2. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Spiez

Train via Barcelona  •  14h 14m

  1. Take the train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine K1+ / ...
  4. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1 / ...
  5. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West Ice / ...

Train  •  14h 44m

  1. Take the train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Avignon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Geneve Tgv
  3. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1 / ...
  4. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West Ice / ...

Bus  •  24h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Berna/Neufeld Alsa

Bus, train  •  28h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Intercambiador Av América Bus Interurbano to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West Ice / ...

Drive  •  14h 59m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Interlaken 1586.3 km

Madrid to Interlaken by train

7 Weekly Trains
14h 14m Average Duration
SFr 152 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Interlaken is to fly and bus and train which costs €65 - €300 and takes 8h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Interlaken is to fly and train which takes 7h 41m and costs €110 - €350.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Estación de tren de Atocha and arriving at Interlaken West via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Genève and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 14m.

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The distance between Madrid and Interlaken is 1245 km. The road distance is 1586.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Interlaken without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 14h 14m and costs €150 - €330.

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It takes approximately 7h 43m to get from Madrid to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Madrid to Interlaken train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Estación de tren de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Interlaken is to train via Barcelona which takes 14h 14m and costs €150 - €330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €150 - €250 and takes 24h 3m.

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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 1586 km. It takes approximately 14h 59m to drive from Madrid to Interlaken.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 1245.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 43m

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Interlaken via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Genève, and Bern in around 14h 14m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Berna/Neufeld 3 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 120 - SFr 190 and the journey takes 22h 14m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 410
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 400
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 650
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 420
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 380
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 380
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 340
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 410
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 400
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 650
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 420
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 380
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 380
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 340
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 360
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 410
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 360
Flights from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 750
Ulendo Airlink
Website
flyulendo.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 260
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 460
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
+41 848 44 66 88
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 110
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en
Train from Domodossola to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en
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
Email
ufficiogruppi@trenitalia.it
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 75
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
2nd Class
SFr 28 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 80 - SFr 120
iryo
Phone
+34 910 150 000
Email
atencion.cliente@iryo.eu
Website
iryo.eu
Train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 75
Website
https://iryo.eu/en/home
Inicial
SFr 30 - SFr 75
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Website
renfe.com
Train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en
Train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en
Ouigo
Phone
+34 910 780 990
Train from Estación de tren de Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
https://www.ouigo.com/es/en
SNCF Bus
Phone
3635
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 50
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon Tgv to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 110
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Bus operators
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
+39 0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Aeroporto Malpensa - Terminal 1 to Domodossola - Stazione Ferroviaria
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9
Website
https://www.comazzibus.com/eng/index.php
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 910 207 007
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Estación Sur de Autobuses to Berna/Neufeld
Ave. Duration
22h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 190
Website
https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home
Bus from Intercambiador Av América Bus Interurbano to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 27
Website
https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home
Iberocoach
Phone
+34 988 590 210
Email
info@iberocoach.com
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Burgos to Bern
Ave. Duration
23h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
http://www.iberocoach.com/en/home-2/
Website
https://iberocoach.diagram.net/en/

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