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There are 4 ways to get from Vitznau to Grindelwald by ferry, train, bus or car

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Ferry, train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the ferry from Vitznau to Luzern Bahnhofquai Bat
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost Ir

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Line 502 bus, train  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the line 502 bus from Vitznau, Station to Küssnacht am Rigi, Bahnhof 502 / ...
  2. Take the train from Küssnacht am Rigi to Luzern Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost Ir
  4. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald R

Line 502 bus, bus, line 312 bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the line 502 bus from Vitznau, Station to Küssnacht am Rigi, Bahnhof 502 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Küssnacht am Rigi, Bahnhof to Luzern, Bahnhof B
  3. Take the bus from Luzern to Interlaken Station East 417
  4. Take the line 312 bus from Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof to Grindelwald, Bahnhof 312

Drive  •  1h 43m

  1. Drive from Vitznau to Grindelwald 110.6 km

Vitznau to Grindelwald by ferry and train

44 Weekly Services
4h 38m Average Duration
SFr 47 Cheapest Price
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Vitznau → Grindelwald
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  • Face masks are recommended
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  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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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 Grindelwald is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Grindelwald is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

Last updated: 9 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Vitznau to Grindelwald is to drive which costs SFr 14 - SFr 21 and takes 1h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Vitznau to Grindelwald is to drive which costs SFr 14 - SFr 21 and takes 1h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vitznau station to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Vitznau, Station and arriving at Grindelwald, Bahnhof via Küssnacht am Rigi, Bahnhof, Luzern and Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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It is 55 km from Vitznau to Grindelwald. It is approximately 110.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Vitznau to Grindelwald without a car is to ferry and train which takes 4h 38m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 70.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Vitznau to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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Vitznau to Grindelwald bus services, operated by Auto AG Schwyz, depart from Vitznau, Station.

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Vitznau to Grindelwald bus services, operated by Grindelwald Bus AG, arrive at Grindelwald, Bahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vitznau to Grindelwald is 111 km. It takes approximately 1h 43m to drive from Vitznau to Grindelwald.

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There are 230+ hotels available in Grindelwald. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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Map of how to get from Vitznau to Grindelwald.
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  • Distance: 54.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Vitznau, Switzerland and Grindelwald, Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Vitznau to Grindelwald via Küssnacht am Rigi, Bahnhof, Luzern, Bahnhof, Luzern, Interlaken Station East, and Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof in around 5h 20m.

Train operators
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
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Küssnacht am Rigi to Luzern
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Küssnacht am Rigi to Luzern
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 21
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Berner Oberland-Bahnen
Phone
+41 33 828 72 33
Email
info@jungfrau.ch
Website
jungfrau.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Berner Oberland-Bahnen
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Auto AG Schwyz
Phone
041 817 75 00
Email
info@aags.ch
Website
aags.ch
Bus from Vitznau, Station to Küssnacht am Rigi, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Auto AG Schwyz
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Küssnacht am Rigi, Bahnhof to Luzern, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 6 - 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.
For more information, please visit this page
Grindelwald Bus AG
Phone
+41 33 854 16 16
Email
info@grindelwaldbus.ch
Website
grindelwaldbus.ch
Bus from Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof to Grindelwald, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Grindelwald Bus AG
Ferry operators
Vierwaldstättersee
Phone
+41 (0)41 367 67 67
Email
info@lakelucerne.ch
Website
lakelucerne.ch
Ferry from Vitznau to Luzern Bahnhofquai
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Website
Vierwaldstättersee

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