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How to travel from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost? Look no further.

You'll usually find 33 trains per day running between Basel SBB and Interlaken Ost, which usually take 2 hours 14 minutes to complete the 98 km journey. It can take as little as 1 hour 57 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. All or part of your journey will be onboard a train operated by SBB, as they are the main carrier on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $57.75. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost by train

It takes an average of 2h 14m to travel from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost by train, over a distance of around 61 miles (98 km). There are normally 33 trains per day traveling from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost and tickets for this journey start from $57.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 57m
PriceFrom $57.75
Distance61 miles (98 km)
Frequency33 trains per day
First train00:33
Last train22:58
Departure stationBasel SBB
Arrival stationInterlaken Ost
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:28 11:26 1h 58m, 1 change
09:56 11:58 2h 2m, direct
10:28 12:28 2h 0m, direct
11:28 13:26 1h 58m, 1 change
11:56 13:58 2h 2m, direct
12:28 14:28 2h 0m, direct
13:28 15:26 1h 58m, 1 change
13:56 15:58 2h 2m, direct
14:28 16:28 2h 0m, direct
14:56 16:58 2h 2m, direct

SBB trains from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost

You can travel from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost on SBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Cheap train tickets from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost

The price of train tickets from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost starts at $57.75 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost

Want to know more about your journey from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost take?

The average journey time by train between Basel SBB and Interlaken Ost is 2 hours and 14 minutes, with around 33 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Basel SBB and Interlaken Ost by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost is 1 hour and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost cost?

Train tickets from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost can start from as little as $57.75 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost without having to change trains. There are 21 direct trains from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost leave?

The first train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost leaves at 00:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost leave?

The last train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost leaves at 22:58. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Basel SBB and Interlaken Ost by train?

Trains travelling from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost cover a distance of around 61 miles (98 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Interlaken Ost to Basel SBB.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/16/2020 for travel on 04/16/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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