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Florence to Interlaken Ost by train

For those who want to travel to the most beautiful spots in Europe, then the train route for Florence to Interlaken should be top of your bucket list. Taking around five hours, this is the perfect option for train-lovers, too, giving you a leisurely day in transit to take in the stunning landscapes of Italy and Switzerland as they all pass by your window!

Considering the nearest major airport to Interlaken is Zurich – flying adds on three hours of transfer time, two hours of waiting in the terminal, two hours of flight and immeasurably more stress – we think travelling by train is a fantastic way to reach one of Switzerland’s most picturesque areas. Italo, Trenitalia and SBB trains provide comfortable seats and plenty of amenities such as air conditioning and WiFi to keep you content as you speed through Europe. Want to know more about this great route? Find train times, ticket prices and FAQs below.

Florence to Interlaken Ost by train

It takes an average of 9h 2m to travel from Florence to Interlaken Ost by train, over a distance of around 260 miles (419 km). There are normally 13 trains per day traveling from Florence to Interlaken Ost and tickets for this journey start from $54.89 when you book in advance.

First train

01:38

Last train

20:55

Departure station

Florence

Arrival station

Interlaken Ost

Journey time

5h 31m

Distance

419 miles (260 km)

Frequency

13 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $54.89

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, SBB CFF FFS, Italo, Autolinee Federico, Itabus, Appennino, Marino, Trenord, Calanda Viaggi (Bus)

Florence to Interlaken Ost train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to Interlaken Ost for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:55 13:26 5h 31m, 2 changes
09:55 15:26 5h 31m, 3 changes
11:55 17:26 5h 31m, 2 changes
13:55 19:28 5h 33m, 3 changes
14:55 21:58 7h 3m, 2 changes
15:55 21:58 6h 3m, 3 changes
16:10 00:01 7h 51m, 5 changes
16:55 06:28 13h 33m, 3 changes
17:55 05:58 12h 3m, 4 changes
18:55 07:55 13h 0m, 5 changes

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and SBB trains from Florence to Interlaken Ost

You can travel from Florence to Interlaken Ost on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and 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.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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 Florence to Interlaken Ost

The price of train tickets from Florence to Interlaken Ost starts at $54.89 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 Florence 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 Florence to Interlaken Ost

Want to know more about your journey from Florence 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 Florence to Interlaken Ost take?

The average journey time by train between Florence and Interlaken Ost is 9 hours and 2 minutes, with around 13 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 Florence and Interlaken Ost by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Interlaken Ost is 5 hours and 31 minutes.

How much does the train from Florence to Interlaken Ost cost?

Train tickets from Florence to Interlaken Ost can start from as little as $54.89 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 Florence to Interlaken Ost?

No, there are no direct train services from Florence to Interlaken Ost. Travelling from Florence to Interlaken Ost by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Florence to Interlaken Ost leaves at 01:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Florence to Interlaken Ost leaves at 20:55. 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 Florence and Interlaken Ost by train?

Trains travelling from Florence to Interlaken Ost cover a distance of around 260 miles (419 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Interlaken Ost to Florence.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Florence to Interlaken Ost for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 04/07/2019 for travel on 04/07/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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