There are 5 ways to get from Zürich HB to Interlaken by train, bus, car or shuttle

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 via Bern  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$57 - $101

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zürich to Interlaken Ost Bahnhof

$21 - $60

3 alternative options

Bus, line 21 bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Berne Ouibus
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Thun, Bahnhof to Interlaken, Jungfraustrasse 21

$33 - $56

Train Zentralbahn  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost 470

$53 - $86

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Zürich HB to Interlaken 76.4 miles

$16 - $23

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich HB to Interlaken is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich HB to Interlaken is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The distance between Zürich HB and Interlaken is 93 km. The road distance is 122.3 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Zürich HB to Interlaken, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich HB to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Interlaken West via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Zürich HB, Switzerland and Interlaken, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zürich HB to Interlaken via Bern in around 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich HB to Interlaken via Zurich, Berne, Bern, Neufeld P+R, Bern, Bahnhof, Bern, Thun, and Thun, Bahnhof in around 3 h 17 min.

Train operators
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 Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Thun, Bahnhof to Interlaken, Jungfraustrasse
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
PurpleBus
Phone
+41 44 558 26 56
Email
company@purplebus.ch
Website
purplebus.ch
Shuttle from Zürich to Interlaken Ost Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
purplebus.ch
GA fare
$21 - $25
Normal
$50 - $60

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