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from Cologne to Interlaken

You can get from Cologne to Interlaken by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Interlaken on Sep 18 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:32PMCologne Hbf8h49 08:21AMInterlaken West
2 changes
$621One-way
Cheapest
11:32PMCologne Hbf8h49 08:21AMInterlaken West
2 changes
$621One-way
Other options
11:32PMCologne Hbf8h54 08:26AMInterlaken Ost
2 changes
$621One-way
11:32PMCologne Hbf9h19 08:51AMInterlaken West
1 changes
$621One-way
11:32PMCologne Hbf9h26 08:58AMInterlaken Ost
1 changes
$621One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Fri
Sep 17
$122Deutsche Bahn
$199Tuifly
Sat
Sep 18
$62Deutsche Bahn
$378Lufthansa
Sun
Sep 19
$77Deutsche Bahn
$224Eurowings
Mon
Sep 20
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
$336Eurowings
Tue
Sep 21
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
$137Eurowings
Wed
Sep 22
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
$62Eurowings
Fri
Sep 24
$50Deutsche Bahn
$124Eurowings
Sat
Sep 25
$37Deutsche Bahn
$317Lufthansa
Sun
Sep 26
$40Deutsche Bahn
$199Eurowings
Mon
Sep 27
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
$75Eurowings
Tue
Sep 28
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
$50Eurowings
Wed
Sep 29
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
$60Eurowings

Travel Information from Cologne to Interlaken

distanceDistance296 miles (477 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $312
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $37 (€30) • 6 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $312 (€250) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight or train to travel 296 miles (477 km) between Cologne and Interlaken. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Cologne to Interlaken.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Cologne, Germany to Interlaken, Switzerland?

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Interlaken, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Interlaken from Cologne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Interlaken, Switzerland from Cologne?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Interlaken, Switzerland?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 9/13/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Cologne to Interlaken closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Cologne, Germany from Interlaken, Switzerland due to COVID-19?

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Interlaken, Switzerland?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from Interlaken?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/16/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Interlaken here.

How do I go from Cologne to Interlaken?

There are 2 ways to travel between Cologne and Interlaken including taking a flight or train.

How do I get from Cologne to Interlaken the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Interlaken is by taking a train with an average price of $37 (€30).

This is compared to other travel options to Interlaken:

A train is $275 (€220) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Interlaken costing on average $312 (€250).

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Interlaken?

The fastest way from Cologne to Interlaken is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Interlaken that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 6 h 11 min.

What is the distance from Cologne to Interlaken?

The distance from Cologne to Interlaken is approximately 296 miles (477 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Interlaken?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Interlaken is:

  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Cologne to Interlaken as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and in Interlaken?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Interlaken:

  • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Köln Hbf and arrive in Interlaken at Interlaken Ost.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Interlaken?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Interlaken:

  • You can travel by plane from Cologne to Interlaken with Lufthansa Cityline, and you can find Lufthansa Cityline Cologne to Interlaken tickets for $312 (€250) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Interlaken from Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Interlaken tickets for $37 (€30) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Cologne to Interlaken?

Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to Interlaken with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 3 direct trains per day and travel with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Interlaken as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Interlaken from Cologne.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Cologne to Interlaken?
Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Interlaken don't make Interlaken their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Interlaken are Zurich, Geneva or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Interlaken to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Cologne and Interlaken online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Cologne to Interlaken, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $312 (€250) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $37 (€30) one way.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Interlaken tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Interlaken
Köln Hbf
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