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There are 5 ways to get from Merano to Interlaken by 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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Train via Milan  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova Ecb / ...
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Brig to Spiez 8 / ...

SFr 106 - SFr 260

Cheapest option

Train  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the train from Merano to Brennero Reg
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70 / ...
  4. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470

SFr 77 - SFr 222

3 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Merano to Verona - Aeroporto
  2. Take the bus from Verona, Verona to Interlaken, Interlaken West 417

SFr 92 - SFr 135

Night bus, bus, train  •  12h 27m

  1. Take the night bus from Merano to Malles
  2. Take the bus from Malles to Zernez 811
  3. Take the train from Zernez to Landquart
  4. Take the train from Landquart to Pfäffikon SZ
  5. Take the train from Pfäffikon SZ to Luzern 2-Y
  6. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470

Drive  •  5h 43m

  1. Drive from Merano to Interlaken 277.2 miles

SFr 65 - SFr 100

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The cheapest way to get from Merano to Interlaken is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Merano to Interlaken is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Merano to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Merano and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken West via Verona Airport and Verona, Verona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Merano to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Merano and arriving at Interlaken Ost via Brennero Brenner, Innsbruck Hbf, Zürich HB and Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 27m.

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The distance between Merano and Interlaken is 252 km. The road distance is 443.4 km.

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The best way to get from Merano to Interlaken without a car is to train via Milan which takes 8h 21m and costs 90€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 8h 21m to get from Merano to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Merano to Interlaken bus services, operated by Alto Adige Bus, depart from Merano station.

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Merano to Interlaken train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Merano station.

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The best way to get from Merano to Interlaken is to train via Milan which takes 8h 21m and costs 90€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 10h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Merano to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 157.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 21m

What companies run services between Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Merano to Interlaken via Bolzano, Bolzano Bozen, Verona Porta Nuova, Milano Centrale, Brig, and Spiez in around 8h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Merano to Interlaken via Verona - Aeroporto, Verona Airport, Verona Porta Nuova, and Verona, Verona in around 10h 29m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Trenitalia

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 Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 24
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 24
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 24
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 24
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 26
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Train from Brig to Spiez
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 12
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Train from Merano to Brennero
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 20
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Website
trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
Italo Treno
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
trenitalia.com
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
trenitalia.com
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 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Spiez
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Landquart to Pfäffikon SZ
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Railjet
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
oebb.at
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Zernez to Landquart
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 35
Website
Rhätische Bahn
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Pfäffikon SZ to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Verona, Verona to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Sudtirol Alto Adige
Phone
840 000 471
Website
sii.bz.it
Night bus from Merano to Malles
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 15
Schedules at
sii.bz.it
Bus from Malles to Zernez
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 12
Schedules at
sii.bz.it
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Mals, Bahnhof/Malles, stazione to Zernez, Center dal Parc Naziun
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss PostAuto

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Merano to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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Merano to Interlaken train services, operated by Zentralbahn, arrive at Interlaken Ost station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Merano to Interlaken is 443 km. It takes approximately 5h 43m to drive from Merano to Interlaken.

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There are 1113+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at SFr 110 per night.

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