You can get from Zurich to Interlaken by train, bus or flight.
To get from Zurich to Interlaken on Dec 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||56 miles (91 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Fastest mode||Train • $74 (€67) • 1 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||SBB|
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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Yes, there is a direct service from Zurich to Interlaken:
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.
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:
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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