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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 Jan 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:02AMZürich HB1h49 10:51AMInterlaken West
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$651One-way
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09:02AMZürich HB1h49 10:51AMInterlaken West
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08:02AMZürich HB1h49 09:51AMInterlaken West
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$671One-way
09:32AMZürich HB1h50 11:22AMInterlaken West
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$681One-way
11:02AMZürich HB1h49 12:51PMInterlaken West
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$781One-way

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Travel Information from Zurich to Interlaken

distanceDistance56 miles (91 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $43 (€36) • 1 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Travel 56 miles (91 km) by train between Zurich and Interlaken. SBB is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct 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.

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FAQs

How do I reach Interlaken from Zurich?

You can get from Zurich to Interlaken by train.

What is the fastest 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 route around 1 h 49 min.

What is the distance from Zurich to Interlaken?

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

How many services a day are there from Zurich to Interlaken?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Interlaken is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

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 board their train from Zürich HB and arrive in Interlaken Ost.

Which travel companies can take me from Zurich to Interlaken?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from Zurich to Interlaken:

  • You can go to Interlaken from Zurich by train with SBB. You'll see cheap train tickets for $43 (€36) with SBB from Zurich to Interlaken on Omio.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Zurich to Interlaken?

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!

How far in advance should I book tickets to Interlaken from Zurich online to get the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets cost on average $43 (€36) 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.