How to travel from Zurich to Interlaken

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Travel Information to Interlaken from Zurich

distanceDistance56 miles (91 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$56 - $81
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $56 (€48) • 1 h 49 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $56 (€48) • 1 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or SBB

Take a train or bus to travel 56 miles (91 km) to Interlaken from Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Zurich to Interlaken.

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from Zurich to Interlaken

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

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The best way to travel from Zurich to Interlaken is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Zürich Hbf
11:22AMInterlaken West
1 transfer
Zürich Hbf
11:22AMInterlaken West
1 transfer
Zürich Hbf
11:51AMInterlaken West
1 transfer
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Zürich Hbf
11:33AMMatten b. I.,Hertigässli
2 transfers
Zürich Hbf
09:51AMInterlaken West
0 transfers
Zürich Hbf
10:51AMInterlaken West
1 transfer

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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

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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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You can travel by travel from Zurich to Interlaken with SBB. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

SBB is the national railway company of Switzerland which operates trains from Zurich to Interlaken. It operates a wide range of trains, including InterCity, InterRegio, RegioExpress, Regio, S-Bahn, and InterCityExpress. InterCity trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 200 km/h, while Regio trains are the slowest, with speeds of up to 120 km/h. SBB also offers a variety of ticket types, such as the Swiss Travel Pass, Half-Fare Card, and Super Saver tickets. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a restaurant car. The most popular routes for SBB are from Zurich to Geneva, Basel to Bern, and Geneva to Lausanne.

    FAQs: Travel from Zurich to Interlaken

    FAQs: 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.

    There are 2 options to travel to Interlaken from Zurich including taking a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Interlaken from Zurich is by taking a train, which costs on average $56 (€48).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Zurich to Interlaken:

    A train is $25 (€22) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Zurich to Interlaken costing on average $81 (€70).

    The fastest way from Zurich to Interlaken is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 49 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Interlaken that take longer:

    Taking a bus requires on average 2 h 42 min of travel time.

    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 route to Interlaken from Zurich as scheduled services by train or bus 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 Hbf to Interlaken Ost.

      The following travel companies offer services from Zurich to Interlaken:

      • Travel with SBB or Rhatische Bahn to go to Interlaken by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SBB Zurich to Interlaken tickets on Omio for $56 (€48).

      Yes, there are direct routes from Zurich to Interlaken with the following travel companies:

      • You can book a direct bus with.
      • You can book a direct train with SBB.

      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 route.

      Omio customers who travel from Zurich to Interlaken often also extend their vacation to go to Milan, Grindelwald, Paris or Lucerne. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Interlaken and these popular destinations at a great price.
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