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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 50m
PriceFrom €27.20
Distance27 miles (44 km)
Frequency38 trains per day
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 martedì 11º ago 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:04 12:57 53m, direct
12:34 13:28 54m, direct
13:04 13:57 53m, direct
13:34 14:28 54m, 1 change
13:39 14:50 1h 11m, 1 change
14:04 14:57 53m, direct
14:34 15:28 54m, direct
15:04 15:57 53m, direct
15:34 16:28 54m, 1 change
15:39 16:50 1h 11m, 1 change

SBB, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Bern to Interlaken Ost

You can travel from Bern to Interlaken Ost on SBB, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

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).

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Cheap train tickets from Bern to Interlaken Ost

Train tickets from Bern to Interlaken Ost start at €27.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €27.20.
lowest price found
from27.20
on the day
avg. single price27.20

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 50 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Bern to Interlaken Ost can start from as little as €27.20 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 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. 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 00:08. 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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bern to Interlaken Ost for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/08/2020. 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 17/01/2020 for travel on 17/01/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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