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There are 6 ways to get from Munich to Interlaken by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Bern  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$140 - $239

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Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Interlaken, Interlaken West 106

$25 - $45

4 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Zürich HB Ec
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470

$75 - $187

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Interlaken 273.8 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 22 min

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

$128 - $355

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$164 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Interlaken is to bus which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Interlaken is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken West. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) and arriving at Interlaken West via Zürich HB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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The distance between Munich and Interlaken is 323 km. The road distance is 438.1 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 6 h 2 min and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Munich to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Munich to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Munich to Interlaken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Interlaken is to train which takes 6 h 2 min and costs 120€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 201.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Munich to Interlaken via Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai), Zürich HB, and Bern in around 6 h 2 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Interlaken 4 times a week. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$21 - $100
First
$55 - $170
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 Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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 Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
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

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Munich 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 Munich to Interlaken is 438 km. It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to drive from Munich to Interlaken.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Munich to Interlaken bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1007+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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