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There are 11 ways to get from Paris to Interlaken by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Strasbourg

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Bern

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Train

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

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Interlaken

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Basel, train

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

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Zurich, train

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

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Geneva, train

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

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, train

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

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Spiez

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Spiez

Paris to Interlaken by train

169 Weekly Trains
5h 40m Average Duration
SFr 199 Cheapest Price
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France → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from France

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Interlaken is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Interlaken is subject to regional advice.

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Last updated: 18 Sep 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Paris to Interlaken is to bus, which costs €40 - €80 and takes 11h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Interlaken is to train via Strasbourg which costs €200 - €390 and takes 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Interlaken West via Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 40m.

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The distance between Paris and Interlaken is 477 km. The road distance is 623.3 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Interlaken without a car is to train via Strasbourg which takes 5h 40m and costs €200 - €390.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Paris to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Paris to Interlaken train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Interlaken is to train via Strasbourg which takes 5h 40m and costs €200 - €390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €80 and takes 11h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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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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Map of how to get from Paris to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 476.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

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

You can take a train from Magenta to Interlaken via Strasbourg and Basel SBB in around 5h 40m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Bern 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 30 - SFr 40 and the journey takes 9h 40m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 360
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 550
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 260
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 490
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 550
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 260
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 700
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 320
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 600
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 750
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 750
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 220
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 70 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 90
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 80 - SFr 95
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 110
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 Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Rail 1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Rail 1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Svde
Website
de.voyages-sncf.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
de.voyages-sncf.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 Paris-Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 240
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
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
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Bern
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Interlaken is 623 km. It takes approximately 6h 33m to drive from Paris to Interlaken.

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Lufthansa and Air France offer flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 208+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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