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Train Information between Geneva and Interlaken

distanceDistance88 miles (142 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price£43 (€49)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSBB

Trains from Geneva to Interlaken cover the 88 miles (142 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 39 min with our travel partners like SBB. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £36, but the average price of train tickets is £43. Travellers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Interlaken Ost.

Train companies

SBB between Geneva and Interlaken

SBB trains will get you between Geneva and Interlaken from £36. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.


SBB is Switzerland's main train company and for your next train trip between Geneva and Interlaken, SBB offers these ticket types: Round-trip Standard Ticket or First Class.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with SBB from Geneva to Interlaken for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest SBB train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Geneva to Interlaken train with SBB (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Geneva - Interlaken journey and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance between Geneva and Interlaken by train is 88 miles (142 km). You can book tickets for this SBB train for as low as £36 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for SBB tickets from Geneva to Interlaken in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect SBB Geneva - Interlaken train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

    These are SBB 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Geneva to Interlaken:

    • Normal conditions apply
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Geneva to Interlaken

    When planning to visit the emerald waters in Interlaken from Geneva, taking a train is an efficient way to cover the 88 miles (142 km) in between. The trains from Geneva to Interlaken are regular and generally take approximately 3 hours. The travel time can change, however, depending on the number of stops along the way: there are faster trains that complete the trip around 2 hours and 40 minutes, but trains with more than 3 transfers can take more than 7 hours to complete the journey.

    Geneva to Interlaken Train Time: Daily Departures

    The Geneva-Interlaken route is busy, with more than 67 trips happening daily. The trains take off throughout the day, beginning as early as 4:14 a.m. Usually, around 3 trains leave at each departure time. There are also days with trains as early as 12:20 a.m. The latest trains of the day leave Geneva for Interlaken around 11:20 p.m. and often take the longest.

    How long is the journey by train from Geneva to Interlaken?

    The average travel time for trains from Geneva to Interlaken can vary greatly depending on the number of transfers. There are no direct trains, and the fastest trains are those with only one change. There are around 34 daily trains with one transfer and an average travel time of 2 hours and 57 minutes. Trips with more than 3 transfers can take more than 7 hours.

    What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Geneva to Interlaken?

    Departure train station: Geneva Cornavin. This is the main railway station in the city - located in the city centre, it is accessible via buses, trams and taxis. You can also walk to the town. Some of the facilities at the station include washrooms, an information office, restaurants and cafés, ticket machines, and many shops.

    Arrival train stations: Interlaken Ost and Interlaken West. Trains from Geneva to Interlaken can either of these two train stations to make their final stop. Interlaken Ost (Interlaken East) is the main railway station in the city, from which you can use buses and taxis to access different parts of the city. Only 1 mile (1.5 km) away is the Interlaken West station. Both stations have facilities such as currency exchanges, ticket offices, a baggage area, toilets, phone cabins, an information office and parking.

    Which train companies travel from Geneva to Interlaken?

    The Swiss Federal Railways is the national railway company in Switzerland. It goes by three different abbreviations depending on the language: SBB in German; CFF in French; FFS in Italian. It runs passenger, cargo and freight trains in Switzerland and beyond. Passenger trains include regional (RE), interregional (IR), commuter, intercity (IC), and euro city (EC). Most trains from Geneva to Interlaken use IC and IR trains, but the most extended overnight routes often have RE trains for one leg of the journey.

    SBB Geneva to Interlaken

    SBB operates all the trains between Geneva and Interlaken. The trains are regular, with some trips starting as early as 12:20 a.m. and others as late as 11:20 p.m. Many of the trains that travel overnight have up to four transfers. Unfortunately, there are no direct routes available, but you can book journeys with only one transfer if you're looking for the fastest route. 

    Geneva to Interlaken Trains: Services on Board

    Services on the trains can vary depending on the type of train taken. Most of the trains on the route have an onboard restaurant, family zones, power sockets, baby changing areas and plenty of storage. First-class travellers can also access quiet zones and business zones. Passengers with a disability can reserve priority seats for people with reduced mobility. There is also boarding assistance at all stations, including lifts for passengers on wheelchairs. The trains have wheelchair-accessible toilets. Guide dogs can travel with their owners for free as long as they meet the specified criteria. Small pets can travel on the trains for free as long as they don't exceed 30 cm in height and stay in a container or pet bag. For large dogs, you should purchase a second-class half-fare ticket, which is valid for both the first and second classes. You could also use the 1-day travel pass for dogs, especially when covering long distances. Dogs can sit anywhere with their owners except in food carriages. There is ample storage space for luggage on all the trains. You can also bring bikes and prams on board, but you should confirm the availability of dedicated bike storage on the train before booking your ticket and reserve a space.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Geneva to Interlaken

    Book your train tickets early for the best prices - ticket prices go up as the travel date draws closer. With this route, more transfers may not lower ticket prices: overnight trains which have around 3 changes cost more than rides with one or two transfers. It's wise to compare different travel dates and check for various discounts for cheap tickets through Omio. 

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Geneva 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 Geneva to Interlaken.
    How much do cheap trains between Geneva and Interlaken cost?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Geneva to Interlaken for the next 7 days starting from £36  one way.
    What is the average price of train tickets to Interlaken from Geneva?
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Geneva to Interlaken is £43  one way.
    What is the distance between Geneva and Interlaken via train?
    The train distance from Geneva to Interlaken is around 88 miles (142 km).
    How long does it take from Geneva to Interlaken by train?
    While the time it takes to travel 88 miles (142 km) to Interlaken from Geneva can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Geneva to Interlaken is on average 2 h 39 min.
    What is the departure train station in Geneva and arrival train station in Interlaken?

    When departing from Geneva, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Genève and Geneva. When arriving in Interlaken, you can end your trip in train stations like Interlaken Ost, Interlaken West and Interlaken, Kursaal.

    Omio customers book a train from Genève   to Interlaken Ost   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the Geneva train station located? Where is the Interlaken train station located?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Genève, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Geneva. The most popular arrival train station in Interlaken, called Interlaken Ost, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Geneva to Interlaken?
    When taking a train from Geneva to Interlaken, you can count on SBB for the best way to get you to Interlaken. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Geneva and Interlaken and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    How many trains are there between Geneva and Interlaken a day?
    On average, there are 16 trains a day from Geneva to Interlaken. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When does the first train depart from Geneva to Interlaken? When does the last train depart from Geneva to Interlaken?
    The first train from Geneva to Interlaken leaves at 06: 42   and the last train for this leaves at 09: 42. Omio shows you the latest train from Geneva to Interlaken times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    How early should I book Geneva to Interlaken train tickets to get the best deals?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Geneva to Interlaken is on average £43 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Interlaken from Geneva available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Genève is the most popular Geneva 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 Geneva for your journey to Interlaken.