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Travel Information from Cologne to Interlaken

distanceDistance296 miles (477 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £224
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £27 • 6 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £224 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight or train to travel 296 miles (477 km) from Cologne to Interlaken. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Cologne to Interlaken.

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Travel from Cologne to Interlaken
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 Cologne to Interlaken.
Is cross-border travel to Interlaken, Switzerland from Cologne, Germany currently allowed?

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Interlaken, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Interlaken if travelling from Cologne?

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 measures do I need to follow in Interlaken, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Interlaken from Cologne.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Cologne, Germany from Interlaken, Switzerland?

Return travel to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 07/12/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Cologne from Interlaken.

What are my Cologne to Interlaken travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Cologne to Interlaken: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Interlaken from Cologne?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Interlaken. Tickets for a train cost on average £27.

This is compared to other travel options to Interlaken:

A train is generally £197 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £224 from Cologne to Interlaken.

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Interlaken?

The fastest way from Cologne to Interlaken is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options between Cologne and Interlaken can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Interlaken by train can take on average 6 h 11 min.

What is the distance from Cologne to Interlaken?

The Cologne to Interlaken distance is approximately 296 miles (477 km).

How many services a day are there between Cologne and Interlaken?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Interlaken is:

  • 3 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Cologne? Where do I arrive in Interlaken?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cologne to Interlaken:

  • Trains from Cologne to Interlaken most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Interlaken Ost.
Who can get me from Cologne to Interlaken?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Interlaken:

  • You can take a flight from Cologne to Interlaken with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for £224 with Lufthansa Cityline from Cologne to Interlaken.
  • You can travel by train from Cologne to Interlaken with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Interlaken tickets for £27 on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Cologne to Interlaken?

Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to Interlaken with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights per day with Eurowings.
  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn with 3 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Interlaken as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Interlaken from Cologne.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Interlaken from Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Interlaken? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Interlaken usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Geneva or Paris. If you're looking to explore Zurich, Geneva or Paris from Interlaken, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy my Cologne to Interlaken ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £224 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £27 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Interlaken from Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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