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Travel from Zurich to Interlaken: Journey Details

If you want to hit the slopes of the Alps or explore the lakes and valleys around Interlaken, getting to southern Switzerland from Zurich is easy. There are no bus routes, and the distance is too short for commercial air travel, leaving trains or driving as the only options. Thankfully, travelling by train to Interlaken only takes around 2 hours (with a change in Bern), so it's hassle-free and convenient.

Return trips from Interlaken to Zurich are also available.

How to get from Zürich to Interlaken

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Zürich to Interlaken, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Zürich to Interlaken and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Trains from Zurich to Interlaken

Trains are a fast, comfortable and extremely convenient way to travel from Zurich to Interlaken. SBB operates a regular daily service between the two cities, requiring just a single change along the way. Trains run from 7:00 a.m. until 10:45 p.m., and services depart every hour throughout the day. The fastest total journey time between the two Swiss cities is a little under 2 hours, although some journeys take 3 hours, so keep an eye on the schedule to choose the fastest route. All trains depart from Zurich Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Interlaken Ost, and generally stop at Bern, where travelers have to switch trains. Getting to the Hauptbahnhof should be simple. The main station is located in central Zurich, between the River Sihl and the Limmat, with plenty of tram connections to the rest of the city. When you get to Interlaken, Ost station is in the eastern half of town, right next to the Aare river. From there, it's a 20 minute walk into the city, and shuttle buses are available to mountain resorts if you plan to head into the Alps. You can also reach the beautiful Brienzersee by foot, which is 15 minutes' walk to the north east.

Travel Tips

Travel from Zurich to Interlaken
Travel 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 Zurich to Interlaken.
How do I travel from Zurich to Interlaken?

You can get from Zurich to Interlaken by train.

How far is Interlaken from Zurich?

The Zurich to Interlaken distance is around 56 miles (91 km).

Where do I depart from Zurich? Where do I arrive in Interlaken?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Zurich to Interlaken:

  • Most travelers take a train from Zürich HB to Interlaken Ost.
Which travel operators can get me to Interlaken from Zurich?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Interlaken, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with SBB to go to Interlaken by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SBB Zurich to Interlaken tickets on Omio for $43 (€33).
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Zurich to Interlaken?
Looking to extend your trip from Zurich to Interlaken? Many Omio customers who go from Zurich to Interlaken usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Geneva, Paris or Lucerne. If you're looking to explore Geneva, Paris or Lucerne from Interlaken, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book tickets from Zurich to Interlaken online to get the best deals?

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

  • A train ticket costs $43 (€33) one way on average for this route.

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

What is the quickest way to get from Zurich to Interlaken?

A train is the fastest way to get to Interlaken from Zurich with an average travel time for this trip around 1 h 49 min.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zürich HB