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Train Information between Florence and Interlaken

distanceDistance259 miles (418 km)
priceAverage train ticket price$83 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFrecciarossa or Trenitalia

Trains from Florence to Interlaken cover the 259 miles (418 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 34 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $83 (€67), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $62 (€50). Travelers depart most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Interlaken Ost.

Train companies

Florence to Interlaken with Trenitalia and Frecciarossa

Find the best trains between Florence and Interlaken with Omio's travel partners Trenitalia and Frecciarossa from $62 (€50). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.


Trenitalia is not only Italy's national railroad company but also the country's largest train operator. Trenitalia’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains as well as intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access. Trenitalia offers different tickets, which vary in price and flexibility: Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria. You can even use Trenitalia discount cards on Omio. Make sure to look out for the latest offers from Trenitalia on Omio to score special deals!

For the 259 miles (418 km) long trip between Florence and Interlaken, you can book Trenitalia train tickets starting as low as $62 (€50) one-way on Omio quickly and easily. Check out the current Trenitalia schedule and book a cheap train between Florence and Interlaken in just a few steps. On Omio you can find all the information you need for the Florence to Interlaken journey, such as departure and arrival times, stops, train stations, journey times and savings on your train route.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here:
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here:
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: Or in Italian here:

Trains from Florence to Interlaken

The Florence-Interlaken route is popular for train services. Usually, about 18 to 25 trains leave Florence for Interlaken daily. This translates to approximately 200 journeys from Florence to Interlaken by train weekly. Most of these are speed trains that will get you to your destination in the shortest time possible. When planning to travel, you will need to take your time to settle on the most appropriate train for your journey. About three trains leave the stations every 1h. This means you will not miss finding an ideal train based n your preferred time of travel. Notably, Florence to Interlaken trains have multiples transfers along the route. Depending on the train company you opt for, you can have anything between 1 and 3 transfers along the journey. As such, you may need to consider this when booking for your train.

Florence to Interlaken Train Time: Daily Departures

There are daily departures for trains to Interlaken from Florence, including weekends. On average, about 2 trains leave Florence for Interlaken. The first train departs from Florence at about 10:55 a.m. and the last train will leave at around 05:55 p.m. it is therefore advisable that you check your booking time to avoid inconveniences. For a seamless journey, always ensure that you get to the train station at least 30min before the scheduled departure time. This gives you ample time to settle and work on your ticketing.

How long is the journey by train from Florence to Interlaken?

The distance between Florence and Interlaken is 259 miles (419 km). This journey will take you anything from 5h 31min to 8h 35min. Notably, the variation in times taken depends on a number of factors. One of these is the number of transfers along the route. Considering the long-distance, some trains on this route will have up to 4 transfers. These transfers mean more delays, thus extending the time taken to travel to Interlaken from Florence. Other notable factors that may influence the time taken include the type of train and the time schedules. When booking your tickets, ensure you have all the information regarding your specific train in terms of the number of transfers and the projected duration of your journey.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Florence to Interlaken?

Departure train station: Florence has a number of train stations that you can depart from when traveling to Interlaken. These include Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze Campo di Marte and Firenze Rifredi. These are modern train stations with all the amenities you would expect in a train station like restaurants, comfortable waiting areas, clean restrooms and shops. These 3 departure stations give you the flexibility to depart from your station of choice based on proximity and services offered. Access to these train stations is seamless, and you can use such means as buses or shuttle services to get to the station, depending on your current location.

Arrival train stations: Your train from Florence to Interlaken would usually end at Interlaken Ost or Interlaken West. These are the 2 main stations in Interlaken, and depending on the type of train and schedule, you will arrive at Interlaken through any of these 2 stations. Interlaken Ost, also known as Interlaken East, is fully disabled-friendly, and passengers with limited mobility can easily maneuver around the station. It also boasts amenities like restaurants, a Wi-Fi connection and a supermarket just across the street. You can use bus 102 or bus 103 to get to the city center from both train stations.

Which train companies travel from Florence to Interlaken?

There are several Florence to Interlaken trains to choose from, but the main company is Trenitalia. Through its speed train dubbed Frecciarossa, Trenitalia has been serving passengers on this route for more than a decade now. They have since become a popular choice thanks to their dedicated service and focus on creating the most comfortable environment for their passengers. Apart from the Florence-Interlaken route, Trenitalia also makes a couple of other city-to-city connections across the country. The company offers varying ticket ranges, namely Ordinaria, Economy, Super economy and Base. Each of these tickets gives your varying perks and benefits, with Ordinaria being the lowest and Base being the highest. Trenitalia offers top-notch amenities and comfort, making it a train of choice for a traveler on this route.

Trenitalia trains from Florence to Interlaken

There are 18 to 25 trains that leave Florence for Interlaken everyday. The trains take 5h 31min to 8h 35min to cover the 259 miles (419 km) route. About 3 trains leave Florence every 1h for Interlaken, giving your the flexibility to choose your preferred schedule for the journey. Considering the long journey, trains on this route will have 2 to 4 transfers along the way. Trenitalia uses its high speed trains for this journey to ensure passengers get to their destination as soon as possible. What's more, the trains have convenient amenities like Wi-Fi and music systems.

Train Florence to Interlaken: Services on Board

Traveling from Florence to Interlaken can be an interesting journey, thanks to the services offered while on board. Most trains on this route have passenger-friendly services aimed at giving you a relaxing and seamless journey. For a reputable company like Trenitalia, you can expect to enjoy their reclining seats that give you a comfortable backrest and spacious legroom. This is in addition to the safe luggage compartments where you can place your luggage easily without risks of damage or breakage.  Most Florence to Interlaken trains are also fitted with Wi-Fi connections that ensure you stay connected while on the journey. Other forms of entertainment like music systems are also available, especially for the higher ticket categories. This makes the otherwise long journey worthwhile. Trenitalia trains also have power sockets where you can easily charge your mobile devices on the go. What’s more, the trains are also pet friendly, and passengers can carry along small pets as long as they are neatly cages in small pet cages.

How to find cheap train tickets from Florence to Interlaken?

You can find cheap trains to Interlaken from Florence by looking out for periodical discounts offered by the train companies from time to time. This is especially so for the off-peak seasons when passengers are few. Alternatively, you can opt to book your ticket a month or 2 in advance. These tickets are usually discounted, and you can save on the ticket prices. The other method to finding cheap tickets would be opting for trains with multiple transfers. These are usually cheaper considering the delays occasioned by the transfers.


Travel Tips

Trains from Florence to Interlaken
Travel by train to Interlaken easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Florence to Interlaken.
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Florence to Interlaken?

Travel by train between Florence, Italy and Interlaken, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Interlaken from Florence restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Florence?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Interlaken, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 9/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Florence to Interlaken closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to Italy from Switzerland by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Interlaken to Florence is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Italy from Switzerland?

Reentry to Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Interlaken?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Florence, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/25/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Florence from Interlaken here.

How much are cheap trains between Florence and Interlaken?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Florence to Interlaken trains for as little as $62 (€50)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from Florence to Interlaken?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $83 (€67)  for a train ticket from Florence to Interlaken.
How far is Florence to Interlaken by train?
The distance to Interlaken from Florence by train is approximately 259 miles (418 km).
What is the Florence to Interlaken train travel time?
The Florence to Interlaken train duration is on average 7 h 34 min, which is to be expected when traveling 259 miles (418 km) between Florence and Interlaken. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Florence and arrival train station in Interlaken?

There are a few train stations in Florence to start your trip from including Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze Rifredi and Firenze Campo di Marte. In Interlaken you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Interlaken Ost, Interlaken West and Interlaken, Kursaal.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella   and arrive in Interlaken Ost.

Where is the train station in Florence? Where is the train station in Interlaken?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Interlaken Ost, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

What train providers offer a service between Florence and Interlaken?
Take the Florence to Interlaken train with Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to Interlaken from Florence as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there from Florence to Interlaken a day?
The average number of trains departing Florence for Interlaken is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Interlaken from Florence for the best deals?
You can find trains to Interlaken from Florence to cost on average $83 (€67) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Florence to Interlaken train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.