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There are 5 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
  3. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Airport to Luzern
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Interlaken Station East

Train via Luthern

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost

Drive

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald

Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald by train

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3h 19m Average Duration
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Zurich Airport (ZRH) → Grindelwald
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grindelwald is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 18 and takes 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald is to drive which costs SFr 18 - SFr 27 and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Zürich Airport and arriving at Grindelwald, Bahnhof via Luzern and Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Grindelwald via Bern and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 19m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Grindelwald is 100 km. The road distance is 151.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald without a car is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zürich Airport station.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich Flughafen station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 13 - SFr 18 and takes 5h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald.
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  • Distance: 100.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Grindelwald, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald via Bern and Interlaken Ost in around 3h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald via Luzern, Interlaken Station East, and Interlaken Ost, Bahnhof in around 5h 7m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
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
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
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zürich Airport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.
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Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 100

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken Station East.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald train services, operated by Berner Oberland-Bahnen, arrive at Grindelwald station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald is 152 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Grindelwald.

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