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There are 3 ways to get from Varenna to Interlaken by train, ferry, bus, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Spiez 8 / ...

$79 - $129

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the ferry from Varenna to Menaggio 806 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Como to Interlaken, Interlaken West 417

$22 - $36

1 alternative option

Car ferry, drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Varenna to Menaggio Sr26 / ...
  2. Drive from Menaggio to Interlaken

$40 - $69

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varenna to Interlaken is to ferry and bus which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varenna to Interlaken is to car ferry and drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Varenna to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Varenna Esino and arriving at Interlaken West via Milano Centrale, Brig and Spiez. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

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The distance between Varenna and Interlaken is 133 km.

The best way to get from Varenna to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 5 h 18 min and costs 65€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Varenna to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Varenna to Interlaken train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Varenna Esino station.

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Varenna to Interlaken train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Spiez station.

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There are 1055+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Varenna to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 82.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Varenna to Interlaken via Milano Centrale, Brig, and Spiez in around 5 h 18 min.

Train operators
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 Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$43 - $46
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$43 - $46
First
$66
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 Brig to Spiez
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bls.ch
Schedules 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 Como to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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