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.
|Journey time||From 5h 16m|
|Distance||260 miles (419 km)|
|Frequency||19 trains per day|
|Arrival station||Interlaken Ost|
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Florence and Interlaken Ost is 9 hours and 24 minutes, with around 19 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Interlaken Ost is 5 hours and 16 minutes.
Train tickets from Florence to Interlaken Ost can start from as little as $59.23 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.
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.
The first train from Florence to Interlaken Ost leaves at 00:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Florence to Interlaken Ost leaves at 23:18. 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.
Trains travelling from Florence to Interlaken Ost cover a distance of around 260 miles (419 km) during the journey.