Getting to the Holiday Region Interlaken

Travel comfortably and easily into the heart of Switzerland

Interlaken has exceptional national and international transport links. Every half an hour you have train connections from and to Bern, Zürich, Geneva and Basel. It also has first-class public transport links to Switzerland’s airports and a number of European cities, including Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Milan.

It’s also easy to get here by car. Interlaken is well signposted from the Swiss autobahn network, which has excellent connections to Europe’s key centres. Almost every town in Switzerland is accessible with public transport, whether it is by train, by Postbus, by ship or by ferry and by funicular.

Direct connection Zurich Airport – Interlaken Ost

With the timetable change in December 2022, the SBB introduces a direct train connection from Zurich Airport to Interlaken Ost as the terminal station and back (with continuation of the journey to Romanshorn). This allows you, after landing at Zurich Airport, to have a relaxing, 2-hour train trip to Interlaken without any transfer struggle. Of course, the train also stops at Interlaken West train station.


Rapid transit times to Interlaken

  by train by car
Bern 0.53h 0.45h
Lucerne 1.49h 1h
Zurich Airport (direct connection from 11.12.2022 on) 2.10h 1.40h
Geneva Airport 2.56h 2.10h
Basel Airport 2.22h 1.40h
Paris (TGV via Basel – Interlaken) 5.35h 6.15h
Milan (EC via Spiez – Interlaken) 3.40h 3.55h
Frankfurt Airport (direct connection with ICE / EC) 5h 5h
Berlin (ICE via Frankfurt – Interlaken) 9.30h 10.15h
Hamburg (ICE via Basel – Interlaken) 9.05h 9.55h
Vienna (via Innsbruck – Zurich – Interlaken) 10h 9.15h

Getting here by train

The Swiss public transport network is extremely well-connected and is famous for its punctuality, safety and frequency. Trains to Interlaken depart from all of Switzerland’s major towns at least every hour. It also offers excellent connections to the international train network.

Train line closure Zentralbahn Interlaken Ost – Meiringen

27.2. to 2.4.2023

Due to construction work, the tain line Interlaken Ost–Meiringen will be closed from February 27th to April 2nd November 2023. The trains will be replaced by rail replacement buses. For transit passengers on the Interregio, buses will run from Brünig-Hasliberg via Brienz to Interlaken Ost and vice versa. Please note the changed departure times and the departure points of the rail replacement buses and allow extra travel time. Information can be found in the online timetable sbb.ch/fahrplan or on the Zentralbahn replacement timetable.

Getting here by car

Interlaken is on the Swiss national road network and has excellent links to all major European centres. From further away, Interlaken is well signposted on the autobahns and easy to find. Once in Interlaken, you can pay your parking charges easily and conveniently with the Sepp app.

Parking in Interlaken

Getting here by plane

Next in line are the Swiss airports of Bern, Zürich, Geneva and Basel-Mulhouse. After landing, you can take public transport or a hire car to Interlaken. A train link is also available from Frankfurt airport. Excellent train links are also available from Charles de Gaules airport in Paris and Milan-Malpensa.

On the road in Switzerland

Almost every town in Switzerland is accessible by train, Postbus or by ship, ferry as well as by funicular. Discover the beauty of our region and Switzerland.




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