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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Interlaken by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West 61 / ...

SFr 140 - SFr 210

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Bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Bern N799
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Interlaken, Interlaken East 417

SFr 42 - SFr 52

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Bus, train  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Freiburg 570
  2. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West 61 / ...

SFr 93 - SFr 168

Drive  •  6h 36m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Interlaken 626.7 km

SFr 75 - SFr 120

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West

SFr 100 - SFr 403

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  6h 22m

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

SFr 144 - SFr 291

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  6h 31m

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

SFr 135 - SFr 396

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, train  •  7h 30m

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

SFr 150 - SFr 406

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Interlaken is to bus which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 11h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Interlaken is to fly and train which costs 90€ - 380€ and takes 5h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken East via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Interlaken West via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 21m.

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The distance between Paris and Interlaken is 477 km. The road distance is 626.7 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs 130€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Paris to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Paris to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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Paris to Interlaken train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Interlaken is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs 130€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 11h 35m.

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  • Distance: 476.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 21m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Paris Bercy to Interlaken via Basel Sbb and Basel SBB in around 5h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Gallieni to Interlaken via Bern in around 11h 35m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 330
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 390
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 250
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 380
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 600
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 400
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 1000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 350 - SFr 1300
Train operators
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
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 120
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 Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 27
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 16
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 27
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 Paris, Paris to Bern
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Interlaken, Interlaken East
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Eurolines FR
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Freiburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Paris to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken East station.

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Paris 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 Paris to Interlaken is 627 km. It takes approximately 6h 36m to drive from Paris to Interlaken.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport.

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There are 1172+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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