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

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

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez

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Bus via Milan

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Milan Lampugnano
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Interlaken Station East

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Train via Roma Termini

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Luzern
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Interlaken Station East

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Interlaken

Fly to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Spiez

Fly to Geneva, train

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

Fly to Milan Linate, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez

Rome to Interlaken by train

The train journey time between Rome and Interlaken is around 18h 11m and covers a distance of around 802 km. This includes an average layover time of around 12h 17m. The fastest train normally takes 18h 11m. Operated by ItaloTreno, Trenitalia EuroCity, DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano and others, the Rome to Interlaken train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Interlaken West. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
5h 54m
Layover time:
12h 17m
Total time:
18h 11m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
18h 11m
Train distance:
802 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
SFr 92
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
16:10
Last train departs at:
16:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome to Interlaken train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Interlaken is to bus which costs €45 - €60 and takes 15h.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Interlaken is to fly and train which takes 6h 47m and costs €65 - €240.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Interlaken station. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni and arriving at Interlaken Station East via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Interlaken West via Milano Centrale and Spiez. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 9m.

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The distance between Rome and Interlaken is 647 km. The road distance is 835.2 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 7h 9m and costs €100 - €230.

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It takes approximately 7h 9m to get from Rome to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Rome to Interlaken bus services, operated by Itabus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni station.

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Rome to Interlaken train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Interlaken is to train which takes 7h 9m and costs €100 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus via Milan, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 14h.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 647.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 9m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Rome to Interlaken via Milano Centrale and Spiez in around 7h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Interlaken via Milan in around 14h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 390
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 370
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 380
Flights from Rome to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 380
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 650
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 650
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 430
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 230
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 360
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 130
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 180
Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 95
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Smart Low Cost
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Smart Flex
SFr 65 - SFr 95
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 Milano Centrale to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
Train from Gallarate to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Milano Centrale to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Base Standard
SFr 75 - SFr 100
Base Premium
SFr 90 - SFr 130
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 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Bus operators
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 70
Website
Itabus
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 Milan to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luzern to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
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.
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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Rome to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken Station East.

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Rome to Interlaken train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Spiez station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Interlaken is 835 km. It takes approximately 8h 29m to drive from Rome to Interlaken.

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There are 256+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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