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.

Information stop / departures from Interlaken West

Cancellation of stop of certain trains in Interlaken West

Saturday 9 to Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Due to construction work in the Thun region, affecting the Bern - Interlaken Ost route, various IC and RE trains will run without stopping in Interlaken West:

  • IC 61 / RE 9 departure xx:22/23 in the direction Spiez - Interlaken Ost. Period daily, 07:23 - 20:23 in each case
  • IC 61 / RE 9 departure xx:34/35 in the direction Interlaken Ost - Spiez. Period daily, 06:35 - 19:34 in each case

Replacement buses will run between Interlaken West - Interlaken Ost
 

From 09 - 10 March 2024, the S-Bahn and individual RE trains between Thun and Münsingen will be cancelled.

  • 09 + 10 March S1 between Thun and Münsingen. Period from start of operation until end of operation
  • 09 + 10 March RE 1 between Thun and Bern. Period 11:00 - 15:00 in each case

Rail replacement buses will run between Thun and Münsingen

The online timetable has been updated.


Preliminary information: Construction work with the same effects will take place again from 26.04. - 07.05.
On the nights 21/22/04 - 25/26/04 and 28/29/04 - 30/04/01/05, construction work will also be carried out on the Spiez - Leissigen section. Trains will be replaced by buses in the evenings during this period. Further information will follow.

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.

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.

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.

 

Bike Shuttle by STI Service AG

Thun

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BLS cruises on Lake Brienz

Interlaken

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BLS cruises on Lake Thun

Thun

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Winter cruises on Lake Thun

Thun

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Brienz Rothorn railway

Brienz

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Brünig steam railway

Interlaken

© CC-BY-SA | Robertus Laan, Brünig Dampfbahn, Interlaken Tourismus

Bus alpin

Habkern

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Eiger Express

Grund bei Grindelwald

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First Gondola Cable Car

Grindelwald

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GoldenPass

Montreux

© CC-BY-SA | MOB - Monterux Oberland Bahn, Interlaken Tourismus

Grindelwald-Männlichen GGM Gondola Cable Car

Grindelwald

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Grand Tour of Switzerland

Zürich

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