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Overview: Train from Karlsruhe to Interlaken

distanceDistance161 miles (260 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£27 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Karlsruhe to Interlaken cover the 161 miles (260 km) long route taking on average 4 h 13 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £27, but the average price of train tickets is £27. Travellers depart most frequently from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Interlaken Ost.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn Karlsruhe – Interlaken

Travel between Karlsruhe and Interlaken from £27 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Karlsruhe to Interlaken train.

    Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Karlsruhe to Interlaken:

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

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Karlsruhe 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 Karlsruhe to Interlaken.
    FAQs
    Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Interlaken from Karlsruhe?

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

    What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Germany?

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

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Karlsruhe?

    Conditions of entry:

    • 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?

    When travelling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Karlsruhe to Interlaken before travelling.

    What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Karlsruhe, Germany from Interlaken, Switzerland?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Interlaken to Karlsruhe is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Switzerland?

    Reentry to 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?

    What are the entry requirements?

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

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

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

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

    Last verified on 06/12/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Interlaken to Karlsruhe train here.

    What is the cost of cheap trains from Karlsruhe to Interlaken?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Interlaken from Karlsruhe to cost as little as £27  in the next 7 days.
    What is the average price of train tickets between Karlsruhe and Interlaken?
    If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Karlsruhe to Interlaken train prices are on average £27  one way.
    How far is it from Karlsruhe to Interlaken by train?
    The Karlsruhe to Interlaken train distance is approximately 161 miles (260 km).
    How long is the train from Karlsruhe to Interlaken?
    The train time between Karlsruhe and Interlaken is on average 4 h 13 min  for the 161 miles (260 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Karlsruhe and Interlaken by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the Karlsruhe to Interlaken train leave from? Which Interlaken train station do I come into from Karlsruhe?

    There are a few train stations in Karlsruhe to start your journey from including Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe-Durlach and Karlsruhe-Knielingen. 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 Karlsruhe Hbf   and arrive in Interlaken Ost.

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

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Karlsruhe Hbf and travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Interlaken Ost and need to travel approximately 0.5 miles (785 m) from the train station to the city centre in Interlaken.

    What train providers offer a service between Karlsruhe and Interlaken?
    When taking a train from Karlsruhe to Interlaken, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Interlaken. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Karlsruhe to Interlaken and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Are there any direct trains between Karlsruhe and Interlaken?
    Yes, there are 3 direct trains between Karlsruhe and Interlaken per day with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book 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 from Karlsruhe to Interlaken a day?
    On average, there are 3 trains a day from Karlsruhe to Interlaken. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When can I take the first train from Karlsruhe to Interlaken? When can I take the last train for the day?
    The earliest train departing from Karlsruhe to Interlaken leaves at 16: 00. The last train departing from Karlsruhe to Interlaken leaves at 17: 00. You can find the latest Karlsruhe to Interlaken train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    When should I buy Karlsruhe Interlaken train tickets to score the best deals?
    If you book a train ticket from Karlsruhe to Interlaken within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £27 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Karlsruhe and Interlaken are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Karlsruhe
    Interlaken
    Karlsruhe Hbf is the most popular Karlsruhe 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 Karlsruhe for your journey to Interlaken.