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Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost

With as many as 27 direct trains from Bern to Interlaken every day, it’s a piece of cake traversing from the Swiss capital to this pretty little town. Trains take just under one hour to reach their destination when at their fastest, making the train journey far more convenient than road travel. Instead of stressing at the wheel or wondering where to park your car, just sit back, relax, and let the stunning countryside views pass you by.

Surrounded by spectacular nature, the quaint town of Interlaken is flanked by two lakes on either side, both gleaming with light blue colours. It’s a great setting for exploring the nearby areas and of course, the Alps, whether you’re skiing or hiking. Interlaken Ost station is located centrally in town, meaning you can get to your hotel or to the lakes in a matter of minutes.

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Bern to Interlaken Ost by train

It takes an average of 55m to travel from Bern to Interlaken Ost by train, over a distance of around 27 miles (44 km). There are normally 38 trains per day travelling from Bern to Interlaken Ost and tickets for this journey start from €27.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 51m
PriceFrom €27.20
Distance27 miles (44 km)
Frequency38 trains per day
First train00:11
Last train23:39
Departure stationBern
Arrival stationInterlaken Ost
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Bern to Interlaken Ost train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bern to Interlaken Ost for Tuesday 7th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:04 11:58 54m, direct
11:34 12:28 54m, direct
12:04 12:58 54m, direct
12:34 13:26 52m, 1 change
12:39 13:50 1h 11m, 1 change
13:04 13:58 54m, direct
13:34 14:28 54m, direct
14:04 14:58 54m, direct
14:34 15:26 52m, 1 change
14:39 15:50 1h 11m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Bern to Interlaken Ost

The price of train tickets from Bern to Interlaken Ost starts at €27.20 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 Bern 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Bern and Interlaken Ost is 55 minutes, with around 38 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 Bern and Interlaken Ost by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bern to Interlaken Ost is 51 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Bern to Interlaken Ost can start from as little as €27.20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bern to Interlaken Ost?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bern to Interlaken Ost without having to change trains. There are 27 direct trains from Bern 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 Bern to Interlaken Ost leave?

The first train from Bern to Interlaken Ost leaves at 00:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bern to Interlaken Ost leaves at 23:39. 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 Bern and Interlaken Ost by train?

Trains travelling from Bern to Interlaken Ost cover a distance of around 27 miles (44 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Interlaken Ost to Bern.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bern to Interlaken Ost for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 01/17/2020 for travel on 01/17/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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