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Travel Information between Zurich and Interlaken

distanceDistance56 miles (91 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £30 • 1 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Travel 56 miles (91 km) by train between Zurich and Interlaken. SBB is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct from Zurich to Interlaken.

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.

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 coaches 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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How do you get from Zurich to Interlaken?

Your travel option from Zurich to Interlaken includes taking a train.

What is the fastest way to get from Zurich to Interlaken?

Going by train is the quickest way from Zurich to Interlaken with an average travel time of 1 h 49 min.

How many miles are between Zurich and Interlaken

The distance from Zurich to Interlaken is approximately 56 miles (91 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Zurich to Interlaken?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Interlaken is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Zurich to Interlaken:

  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Zurich to Interlaken depart from Zürich HB to Interlaken Ost.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Zurich to Interlaken?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Interlaken from Zurich:

  • You can take a train from Zurich to Interlaken with SBB. Cheap tickets can be found for £30 with SBB from Zurich to Interlaken.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Zurich and Interlaken ends?
Your journey from Zurich to Interlaken doesn't have to end in Interlaken. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Geneva, Paris or Lucerne. If you’d like to add Geneva, Paris or Lucerne to your Zurich to Interlaken trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Interlaken today!
How early should I buy tickets from Zurich to Interlaken online for the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets are costing £30 one way on average.

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

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