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

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Train  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West 61 / ...

SFr 191 - SFr 282

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Bus  •  14h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bern N882

SFr 57 - SFr 78

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Night train, train  •  15h 24m

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf En
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Hb Ec
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70 / ...
  4. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470

SFr 112 - SFr 168

Drive  •  8h 18m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Interlaken 843.5 km

SFr 95 - SFr 150

Fly Vienna to Zurich, train  •  6h 15m

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

SFr 130 - SFr 320

Fly Vienna to Geneva, train  •  7h 29m

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

SFr 130 - SFr 270

Fly Vienna to Basel, train  •  6h 37m

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

SFr 72 - SFr 222

Fly Vienna to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VIE - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Spiez

SFr 77 - SFr 205

Train to Linz, fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
  2. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Zurich (ZRH) LNZ - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  4. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West

SFr 153 - SFr 1069

Fly Vienna to Stuttgart, train  •  9h 26m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Stuttgart (STR) VIE - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West

SFr 97 - SFr 488

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Interlaken is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 14h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Interlaken is to fly and train which costs 120€ - 300€ and takes 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Interlaken West via Zürich HB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 5m.

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The distance between Vienna and Interlaken is 662 km. The road distance is 843.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 10h 5m and costs 170€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 10h 5m to get from Vienna to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Vienna to Interlaken train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Interlaken is to train which takes 10h 5m and costs 170€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 14h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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  • Distance: 661.8 km
  • Duration: 10h 5m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Vienna to Interlaken via Zuerich Hb, Zürich HB, and Bern in around 10h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bern 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 40 - SFr 55 and the journey takes 12h.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 370
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 330
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 310
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 200
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 370
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 330
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 360
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 410
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 330
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 950
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 95
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 160
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 90
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Linz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 650
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 200
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 23
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 29
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
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 Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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)
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 Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 7
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Night train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 28
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Zentralbahn
Phone
+41 (0)58 668 80 00
Email
info@zentralbahn.ch
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Zentralbahn
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Swiss Railways
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
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Linz, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 19
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
SFr 6 - SFr 9
1st Class
SFr 12 - SFr 19
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
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Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Abellio
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 50
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 30
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bern
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Interlaken is 844 km. It takes approximately 8h 18m to drive from Vienna to Interlaken.

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