The cheapest trains from Cologne to Interlaken

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£44

Average

£76

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cologne to Interlaken will cost around £ 76 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 44.

Cheapest
23:53Cologne Hbf8h28 08:21Interlaken West
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£441One-way
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23:53Cologne Hbf8h58 08:51Interlaken West
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£441One-way
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23:53Cologne Hbf9h05 08:58Interlaken Ost
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£441One-way
Cheapest
23:53Cologne Hbf8h33 08:26Interlaken Ost
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£441One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:49Cologne Hbf8h02 11:51Interlaken West
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£551One-way

Timetable Cologne to Interlaken

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03:49Cologne Hbf8h02 11:51Interlaken West
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03:49Cologne Hbf8h09 11:58Interlaken Ost
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04:14Cologne Hbf6h37 10:51Interlaken West
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04:14Cologne Hbf6h44 10:58Interlaken Ost
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05:48Cologne Hbf6h03 11:51Interlaken West
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05:48Cologne Hbf6h10 11:58Interlaken Ost
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05:53Cologne Hbf7h35 13:28Interlaken Ost
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05:53Cologne Hbf7h29 13:22Interlaken West
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06:53Cologne Hbf6h59 13:52Interlaken West
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06:53Cologne Hbf7h05 13:58Interlaken Ost
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06:54Cologne Hbf6h04 12:58Interlaken Ost
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06:54Cologne Hbf5h57 12:51Interlaken West
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07:12Cologne Messe/Deutz6h10 13:22Interlaken West
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07:12Cologne Messe/Deutz6h16 13:28Interlaken Ost
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07:53Cologne Hbf7h35 15:28Interlaken Ost
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07:53Cologne Hbf7h29 15:22Interlaken West
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07:55Cologne Hbf5h57 13:52Interlaken West
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07:55Cologne Hbf6h03 13:58Interlaken Ost
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08:53Cologne Hbf6h58 15:51Interlaken West
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08:53Cologne Hbf7h05 15:58Interlaken Ost
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08:54Cologne Hbf6h57 15:51Interlaken West
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08:54Cologne Hbf6h34 15:28Interlaken Ost
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08:54Cologne Hbf6h28 15:22Interlaken West
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08:54Cologne Hbf7h04 15:58Interlaken Ost
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09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz6h11 15:28Interlaken Ost
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09:17Cologne Hbf7h34 16:51Interlaken West
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09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz6h05 15:22Interlaken West
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09:17Cologne Hbf7h41 16:58Interlaken Ost
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09:53Cologne Hbf7h29 17:22Interlaken West
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09:53Cologne Hbf7h35 17:28Interlaken Ost
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09:55Cologne Hbf6h03 15:58Interlaken Ost
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09:55Cologne Hbf5h56 15:51Interlaken West
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10:53Cologne Hbf7h05 17:58Interlaken Ost
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10:53Cologne Hbf6h58 17:51Interlaken West
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10:54Cologne Hbf5h57 16:51Interlaken West
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10:54Cologne Hbf6h04 16:58Interlaken Ost
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11:16Cologne Messe/Deutz6h06 17:22Interlaken West
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11:16Cologne Messe/Deutz6h12 17:28Interlaken Ost
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11:17Cologne Hbf8h09 19:26Interlaken Ost
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11:17Cologne Hbf8h04 19:21Interlaken West
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11:55Cologne Hbf6h03 17:58Interlaken Ost
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11:55Cologne Hbf5h56 17:51Interlaken West
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12:53Cologne Hbf7h05 19:58Interlaken Ost
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12:53Cologne Hbf6h59 19:52Interlaken West
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12:54Cologne Hbf6h32 19:26Interlaken Ost
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12:54Cologne Hbf6h27 19:21Interlaken West
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13:55Cologne Hbf6h03 19:58Interlaken Ost
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13:55Cologne Hbf5h57 19:52Interlaken West
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14:53Cologne Hbf7h06 21:59Interlaken Ost
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14:53Cologne Hbf7h01 21:54Interlaken West
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15:17Cologne Hbf7h41 22:58Interlaken Ost
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15:17Cologne Hbf7h35 22:52Interlaken West
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15:53Cologne Hbf8h02 23:55Interlaken West
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15:53Cologne Hbf8h07 00:00Interlaken Ost
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15:55Cologne Hbf5h59 21:54Interlaken West
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15:55Cologne Hbf6h04 21:59Interlaken Ost
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16:54Cologne Hbf6h04 22:58Interlaken Ost
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16:54Cologne Hbf5h58 22:52Interlaken West
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17:55Cologne Hbf6h00 23:55Interlaken West
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17:55Cologne Hbf6h05 00:00Interlaken Ost
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18:53Cologne Hbf13h05 07:58Interlaken Ost
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18:53Cologne Hbf12h58 07:51Interlaken West
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19:55Cologne Hbf10h56 06:51Interlaken West
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19:55Cologne Hbf11h27 07:22Interlaken West
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19:55Cologne Hbf11h03 06:58Interlaken Ost
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19:55Cologne Hbf11h33 07:28Interlaken Ost
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20:54Cologne Hbf11h04 07:58Interlaken Ost
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20:54Cologne Hbf10h57 07:51Interlaken West
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23:53Cologne Hbf8h28 08:21Interlaken West
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23:53Cologne Hbf8h58 08:51Interlaken West
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23:53Cologne Hbf9h05 08:58Interlaken Ost
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23:53Cologne Hbf8h33 08:26Interlaken Ost
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Sun
24 Oct
£49Deutsche Bahn
£159Tuifly
Mon
25 Oct
£44Deutsche Bahn
£159Eurowings
Wed
27 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£141Eurowings
Thu
28 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£141Eurowings
Fri
29 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£176Tuifly
Sat
30 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£204Lufthansa
Mon
1 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
£106Eurowings
Tue
2 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
£124Eurowings
Wed
3 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
£88Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
£88Eurowings
Mon
8 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
£53Eurowings
Wed
10 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
£53Eurowings
Thu
11 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
£42Eurowings
Fri
12 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
£71Eurowings

The fastest trains from Cologne to Interlaken

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

5 h 56 m

Average

7 h 24 m

Trains per day

72

Distance

477 km

Of the 72 trains that leave Cologne for Interlaken every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 477 km distance in an average of 7 h 24 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 56 m .

The slowest trains will take 13 h 5 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:55Cologne Hbf5h56 15:51Interlaken West
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£931One-way
Fastest
11:55Cologne Hbf5h56 17:51Interlaken West
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£781One-way
2nd Fastest
10:54Cologne Hbf5h57 16:51Interlaken West
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£931One-way
2nd Fastest
13:55Cologne Hbf5h57 19:52Interlaken West
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£1081One-way
2nd Fastest
07:55Cologne Hbf5h57 13:52Interlaken West
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£1081One-way

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Train Information between Cologne and Interlaken

distanceDistance296 miles (477 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price£33 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Interlaken cover the 296 miles (477 km) long route taking on average 6 h 36 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £33, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Interlaken Ost.

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Deutsche Bahn trains between Cologne and Interlaken

Travel from Cologne to Interlaken from £26 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Find the perfect Deutsche Bahn train between Cologne and Interlaken for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Deutsche Bahn train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Cologne to Interlaken. You can also check relevant travel information for the Deutsche Bahn train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Deutsche Bahn train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 296 miles (477 km) on this journey and your Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Interlaken train ticket can cost as little as £26 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Deutsche Bahn tickets between Cologne and Interlaken in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

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Trains from Cologne to Interlaken
Travel by train 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 Cologne to Interlaken.
FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Interlaken from Cologne?

Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Interlaken, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Interlaken from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Cologne?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Interlaken, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 23/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Cologne to Interlaken closer to your date of departure here.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Germany from Interlaken, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Interlaken?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Interlaken?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 23/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Interlaken.

What is the cost of cheap trains to Interlaken from Cologne?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Interlaken from Cologne for as low as £26  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Cologne to Interlaken cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Interlaken train price to come in at an average of £33  one way.
How far is it from Cologne to Interlaken by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Cologne to Interlaken via train to be approximately 296 miles (477 km).
How long does it take from Cologne to Interlaken by train?
The train time between Cologne and Interlaken is on average 6 h 36 min  for the 296 miles (477 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Interlaken from Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Cologne to Interlaken, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Interlaken do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your route from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Interlaken you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Interlaken Ost, Interlaken West and Interlaken, Kursaal.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Interlaken Ost.

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Interlaken?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Interlaken Ost, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Interlaken.

What train providers offer a service to Interlaken from Cologne?
For the best Cologne to Interlaken train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Interlaken from Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
Can I buy a direct train from Cologne to Interlaken?
Yes, there are 3 direct trains from Cologne to Interlaken per day with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
How many train services are there to Interlaken from Cologne a day?
On average, there are 3 trains a day from Cologne to Interlaken. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Cologne to Interlaken?
The earliest train for this route departs from Cologne at 08: 53. The last train leaves from Cologne at 21: 59. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Interlaken and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Cologne to Interlaken to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets from Cologne to Interlaken within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £33 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Cologne to Interlaken a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Interlaken
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to Interlaken.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19