The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Interlaken is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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6 h 2 m
7 h 54 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Cologne for Interlaken every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||296 miles (477 km)|
|Average train duration||8 h 28 min|
|Average train ticket price||$44 (€38)|
|Train frequency||14 a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Cologne to Interlaken cover the 296 miles (477 km) long route taking on average 8 h 28 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 14 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $34 (€30), but the average price of train tickets is $44 (€38). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Interlaken Ost.
Deutsche Bahn trains will get you to Interlaken from Cologne from $35 (€30). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Cologne and Interlaken. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Interlaken train information:
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Interlaken, Switzerland by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 3/22/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Interlaken before traveling.
Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 3/22/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Interlaken.
Some of the Cologne train stations to Interlaken you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Interlaken include Interlaken Ost, Interlaken West and Interlaken, Kursaal.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf and arriving in Interlaken Ost.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Interlaken Ost and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Interlaken.
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