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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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.§
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!
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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.
The fastest journey time by train from Bern to Interlaken Ost is 51 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Bern to Interlaken Ost leaves at 00:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Bern to Interlaken Ost cover a distance of around 27 miles (44 km) during the journey.