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

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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 - $102

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Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Fribourg Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Fribourg to Interlaken, Interlaken West 417

$11 - $17

3 alternative options

Train, line 21 bus  •  2 h 42 min

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

$60 - $104

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

$54 - $86

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Interlaken 76.5 miles

$16 - $24

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Zürich and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken West via Fribourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich 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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The distance between Zürich and Interlaken is 92 km. The road distance is 122.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs .

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

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Zürich to Interlaken bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Zürich station.

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Zürich to Interlaken 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 Interlaken is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 5 min.

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Zürich to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 57.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Interlaken via Bern in around 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Interlaken via Fribourg in around 4 h 5 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 Thun
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
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
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
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.

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Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zürich to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Fribourg to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Interlaken is 122 km. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Zürich to Interlaken.

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