Switzerland is such a pretty place, with so many towns and cities looking like they fell out of fairy tale storybooks, and you can travel to one of them by train from Geneva. SBB trains connect Geneva to the gorgeous resort town of Interlaken in under three hours – you’ll have to change at least once, which will give you the great opportunity to stop by another Swiss city along the way.
A beautiful city, nestled between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun and surrounded by mountains and valleys, Interlaken is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, feeling at one with nature, ready to enjoy miles upon miles of hikes and never-ending relaxation.
Intrigued? Keep scrolling to learn more about the train journey from Geneva to Interlaken and book your train tickets online with us.
It takes an average of 3h 13m to travel from Geneva to Interlaken Ost by train, over a distance of around 89 miles (143 km). There are normally 31 trains per day traveling from Geneva to Interlaken Ost and tickets for this journey start from $21.33 when you book in advance.
From 2h 44m
89 miles (143 km)
31 trains per day
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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).
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 Geneva 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!
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.
The average journey time by train between Geneva and Interlaken Ost is 3 hours and 13 minutes, with around 31 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 Geneva to Interlaken Ost is 2 hours and 44 minutes.
Train tickets from Geneva to Interlaken Ost can start from as little as $21.33 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 Geneva to Interlaken Ost. Travelling from Geneva to Interlaken Ost by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Geneva to Interlaken Ost leaves at 04:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Geneva to Interlaken Ost leaves at 23:20. 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 Geneva to Interlaken Ost cover a distance of around 89 miles (143 km) during the journey.