Travelling from Interlaken to Bern? Make your way by train and you’ll be whisked over in under an hour. There are frequent direct services by national operator SBB with some great views to look out on as you’re transported in the utmost comfort.
Relax in comfy seats and perhaps even chat with some friendly locals along the way. You’ll get off in the centre of Bern, with easy access to the river Aare, the Albert Einstein Museum, and the Clock Tower. The short distance and compact size of Bern’s centre make it a great option for a day trip from the beautiful Interlaken region.
Find out more about the journey from Interlaken to Bern by scrolling down for all the FAQs and train times.
It takes an average of 53m to travel from Interlaken Ost to Bern by train, over a distance of around 27 miles (44 km). There are normally 31 trains per day traveling from Interlaken Ost to Bern and tickets for this journey start from $30.68 when you book in advance.
44 miles (27 km)
31 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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 Interlaken Ost to Bern 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 Interlaken Ost and Bern is 53 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 Interlaken Ost to Bern is 52 minutes.
Train tickets from Interlaken Ost to Bern can start from as little as $30.68 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Interlaken Ost to Bern without having to change trains. There are 24 direct trains from Interlaken Ost to Bern each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Interlaken Ost to Bern leaves at 04:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Interlaken Ost to Bern leaves at 23:00. 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 Interlaken Ost to Bern cover a distance of around 27 miles (44 km) during the journey.