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Train Information from Paris to Interlaken

distanceDistance296 miles (477 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$210 (€175)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Paris to Interlaken cover the 296 miles (477 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 32 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $144 (€120), but the average price of train tickets is $210 (€175). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Interlaken Ost.

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Paris to Interlaken with Deutsche Bahn

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Paris to Interlaken from $144 (€120) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Paris to Interlaken train.

  • Average Price: $245

When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets to Interlaken from Paris, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Trains from Paris to Interlaken 

Travelers can board a train from Paris to Interlaken every day, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Roughly 23 trains depart each day, with two trains departing each hour. Passengers are advised to carry their passports on board, as this is an international service. 

Paris to Interlaken train times: Daily departures

Every day, approximately 23 trains depart from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive at Interlaken West. Trains depart between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. each day, Monday to Friday. Roughly two trains depart every hour during that time. 

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

Paris is 394 miles from Interlaken. The average train from Paris to Interlaken takes 7 hours and 20 minutes. No services are direct, and all require a minimum of one change. The fastest journey from Paris to Interlaken has one change only, and takes only 5 hours and 34 minutes, although this service is infrequent and occasionally more expensive. 

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

Departure train station: Every train from Paris to Interlaken departs from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is 1.5 miles outside of Paris city center. Travelers can reach the station from the city center in 35 minutes on foot. Alternatively, passengers can take the RER D line from the city center to Gare de Lyon, which takes only 7 minutes. Gare de Lyon has a dedicated ticket office, ticket machines, and a shopping center inside. 

Arrival train station: Trains from Paris to Interlaken arrive at Interlaken West, which is 0.6 miles outside of Interlaken city center. Travelers can walk to the city center from Interlaken West in 13 minutes. Alternatively, passengers can board the ICE, R, or RE light rails service from Interlaken Ost to reach the city center. Interlaken West has every necessary facility, including a ticket office, disabled washrooms, and shops. 

Which train companies travel from Paris to Interlaken?

SNCF, France's national railway service, runs the train from Paris to Interlaken. 

SNCF Paris to Interlaken 

Every day, approximately 23 trains leave Paris for Interlaken. There are no direct services on this line, and passengers should expect to travel 7 hours and 20 minutes on average. Trains depart between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. 

Paris to Interlaken trains: Services on board

SNCF operates the train from Paris to Interlaken, accommodating both first- and standard-class passengers. First-class passengers enjoy a more comfortable experience onboard. They sit in rows of 3 seats instead of 4, and each seat has a wider berth and more reclining capability. Every first-class seat is fitted with a charging portal.

Every SNCF carriage has ample storage facilities. Passengers can store their baggage in a large luggage locker at the entrance or exit of every carriage. In addition, luggage lockers are available above each seat, and they can accommodate hand-luggage-sized bags. Handbags and laptop bags can be stored below seats. Whereas passengers are allowed to carry pets on board, dogs should be wearing a leash, and cats should be in a carry basket. Ticket purchase may be necessary for some pets, and travelers are advised to contact SNCF prior to departure to find out if that's the case. 

Passengers can bring bicycles on the SNCF train from Paris to Interlaken, on the condition that the train has a bicycle storage facility and if the bike is stored in a carry bag. Passengers are advised to contact SNCF in advance of departure to discover which SNCF services have a bicycle storage carriage. 

Every SNCF train is accessible for passengers in wheelchairs or of limited mobility. Passengers with access needs are advised to contact SNCF no later than one day before their intended departure to ensure their requirements are met. 

How to find cheap train tickets from Paris to Interlaken

The best way to find a cheap train from Paris to Interlaken is to book well in advance of the intended departure day. Travel experts recommend booking tickets approximately two months before traveling to secure the best deal possible.

Another great way travelers can secure cheap train tickets from Paris to Interlaken is to be flexible about their departure dates. They should consider options either side of the intended travel date and time to see if tickets are cheaper - prices often fluctuate based on demand and traffic.

Train tickets from Paris to Interlaken: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 106 €
2 weeks earlier 76 €39%
3 weeks earlier 74 €43%
1 month before 74 €43%
2 months earlier 70 €51%
3 months earlier 72 €47%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Paris - Interlaken 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 43% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Paris - Interlaken with 2 months in advance you save up to about 51% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 47%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

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Trains from Paris to Interlaken
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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Paris and Interlaken?

Travel by train between Paris, France and Interlaken, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Interlaken from Paris restricted?

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

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

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 11/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Paris to Interlaken closer to your date of departure here

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Interlaken, Switzerland to Paris, France?

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

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

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/1/21. 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 Paris from Interlaken here.

How much do cheap train tickets between Paris and Interlaken cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Paris to Interlaken trains for as little as $144 (€120)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from Paris to Interlaken?
The Paris to Interlaken train ticket price is on average $210 (€175)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Paris to Interlaken by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Paris to Interlaken by train to be approximately 296 miles (477 km).
How long is the train from Paris to Interlaken?
The Paris to Interlaken train duration is on average 5 h 32 min, which is to be expected when traveling 296 miles (477 km) from Paris to Interlaken. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by train from Paris to Interlaken, which train station in Paris do I depart from and which train station in Interlaken do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Paris to start your route from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. 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 Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Interlaken Ost.

Where do I find the Paris train station to Interlaken? Where is the Interlaken train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center of Paris.

The most popular arrival train station, Interlaken Ost, is located 0.5 miles (785 m) away from the city center of Interlaken.

What train providers go from Paris to Interlaken?
For the best Paris to Interlaken train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Paris and Interlaken to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there to Interlaken from Paris?
The average number of trains departing Paris for Interlaken is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Paris to Interlaken?
The earliest train departing from Paris to Interlaken leaves at 6: 08 AM. The last train departing from Paris to Interlaken leaves at 6: 06 PM. You can find the latest Paris to Interlaken train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets between Paris and Interlaken to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Paris to Interlaken is on average $210 (€175) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Interlaken from Paris available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Interlaken
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Paris for your trip to Interlaken.
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+33 184943635
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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+33 890640650
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Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
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Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
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Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C