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Florence to Interlaken Ost by train

For those who want to travel to the most beautiful spots in Europe, then the train route for Florence to Interlaken should be top of your bucket list. Taking around five hours, this is the perfect option for train-lovers, too, giving you a leisurely day in transit to take in the stunning landscapes of Italy and Switzerland as they all pass by your window!

Considering the nearest major airport to Interlaken is Zurich – flying adds on three hours of transfer time, two hours of waiting in the terminal, two hours of flight and immeasurably more stress – we think travelling by train is a fantastic way to reach one of Switzerland’s most picturesque areas. Italo, Trenitalia and SBB trains provide comfortable seats and plenty of amenities such as air conditioning and WiFi to keep you content as you speed through Europe. Want to know more about this great route? Find train times, ticket prices and FAQs below.

Journey timeFrom 5h 28m
Price$55.89 - $216.98
Distance419km (260 miles)
Departure stationFlorence
Arrival stationInterlaken Ost
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS,

Florence to Interlaken Ost train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to Interlaken Ost for Sunday 17th Nov 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
01:4710:288h 41m, 3 changesInterCityNight 774, InterCityNight 752+2Trenitalia, BLS AG
04:3813:579h 19m, 5 changesRegionale 11674, Frecciargento 8802+4Trenitalia, BLS AG+1
09:0014:285h 28m, 2 changesFrecciarossa 9508, Eurocity 52+1Trenitalia, SBB+1
10:0015:575h 57m, 3 changesFrecciarossa 9512, Eurocity 34+2Trenitalia, SBB
11:0017:576h 57m, 4 changesFrecciarossa 9516, Regionale 2148+3Trenitalia, Trenord+2
11:0018:287h 28m, 3 changesFrecciarossa 9516, Regionale 2148+2Trenitalia, Trenord+1
13:0019:576h 57m, 4 changesFrecciarossa 9524, Regionale 2150+3Trenitalia, Trenord+1
15:0020:285h 28m, 3 changesFrecciarossa 9532, Eurocity 36+2Trenitalia, SBB
16:0021:575h 57m, 2 changesFrecciarossa 9536, Eurocity 56+1Trenitalia, SBB
17:0022:575h 57m, 3 changesFrecciarossa 9544, Eurocity 42+2Trenitalia, SBB

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Florence to Interlaken Ost

You can travel from Florence to Interlaken Ost on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Intercity 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.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 350 km/h. The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Interlaken Ost

Train tickets from Florence to Interlaken Ost start at €48.16 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 €128.44.
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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 Florence to Interlaken Ost by booking early.§

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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.

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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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Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe 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 Florence 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 Florence to Interlaken Ost take?

The average journey time by train between Florence and Interlaken Ost is 8 hours and 50 minutes, with around 18 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 Florence and Interlaken Ost by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Interlaken Ost is 5 hours and 28 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Florence to Interlaken Ost can start from as little as €48.16 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 Florence to Interlaken Ost?

No, there are no direct train services from Florence to Interlaken Ost. Travelling from Florence to Interlaken Ost by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Florence to Interlaken Ost leave?

The first train from Florence to Interlaken Ost leaves at 05:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Florence to Interlaken Ost leaves at 22:00. 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.

What's the distance between Florence and Interlaken Ost by train?

Trains travelling from Florence to Interlaken Ost cover a distance of around 419km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Interlaken Ost to Florence.
*Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / 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 Florence to Interlaken Ost for a typical week day using timetable data for 17/11/2019. 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 07/04/2019 for travel on 07/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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