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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Bernese Highlands by train, bus 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 via Bern  •  2h 32m

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

$57 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus, line 21 bus  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bern K288 / ...
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Thun, Bahnhof to Unterseen, Widimatt 21

$32 - $58

3 alternative options

Train, line 21 bus  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Thun 8 / ...
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Thun, Bahnhof to Unterseen, Widimatt 21

$59 - $102

Train Zentralbahn  •  4h 32m

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

$54 - $89

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bernese Highlands 78.2 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bernese Highlands is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Bernese Highlands is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Bernese Highlands. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Interlaken West via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 32m.

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The distance between Zürich and Bernese Highlands is 95 km. The road distance is 125.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bernese Highlands without a car is to train which takes 2h 32m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 2h 32m to get from Zürich to Bernese Highlands, including transfers.

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Zürich to Bernese Highlands train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bernese Highlands is to train which takes 2h 32m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus and line 21 bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 3h 57m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Bernese Highlands is 125 km. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Zürich to Bernese Highlands.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Bernese Highlands.
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  • Distance: 59.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 32m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Bernese Highlands, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zürich to Bernese Highlands via Bern and Interlaken West in around 2h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Bernese Highlands via Bern, Bern, Neufeld P+R, Bern, Bahnhof, Bern, Thun, Thun, Bahnhof, and Unterseen, Widimatt in around 3h 57m.

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
56m
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
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
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
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
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.

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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Zürich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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