There are 2 ways to get from Zürich to Brienz by train 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  •  3 h 5 min

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

$50 - $77

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Brienz 66.6 miles

$13 - $21

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Brienz, Canton of Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zürich to Brienz via Luzern in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 Brienz
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Zürich to Brienz?

The distance between Zürich and Brienz is 78 km. The road distance is 107 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zürich to Brienz?

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Brienz is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 1 h 23 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Zürich to Brienz?

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Brienz is to drive which takes 1 h 23 min and costs SFr 13 - SFr 20.

Is there a direct train between Zürich and Brienz?

No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Brienz. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Brienz via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Zürich to Brienz?

It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Zürich to Brienz, including transfers.