How to travel from Zurich to Interlaken

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from Zurich to Interlaken

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

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To get from Zurich to Interlaken on Dec 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:32AMZürich HB1h50 11:22AMInterlaken West
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09:32AMZürich HB1h50 11:22AMInterlaken West
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10:02AMZürich HB1h49 11:51AMInterlaken West
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08:02AMZürich HB1h49 09:51AMInterlaken West
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09:02AMZürich HB1h49 10:51AMInterlaken West
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Travel Information from Zurich to Interlaken

distanceDistance56 miles (91 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $74 (€67) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 56 miles (91 km) to Interlaken from Zurich. SBB is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct train from Zurich to Interlaken.

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 Tips: 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.

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

Traveling by train is also the quickest way from Zurich to Interlaken. It takes on average 1 h 20 min   to travel this journey.

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Interlaken is:

  • 30 trains per day.

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

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.

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:

  • SBB can take you to Interlaken by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SBB from Zurich to Interlaken for $74 (€67).

Yes, there is a direct service from Zurich to Interlaken:

  • You can travel directly by train with.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Interlaken often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Geneva, Paris or Lucerne. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Interlaken itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Interlaken and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Zurich to Interlaken, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Train tickets are costing on average $74 (€67) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Interlaken online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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