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Getting from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen by train

Take an SBB train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen and get to one of the deepest valleys in the Alps in just 20 minutes – no need to venture by car on those mountain roads! The train is not only a safe and reliable mode of transport, it also offers plenty of onboard services, including First Class if you fancy travelling in style.

With 72 waterfalls and colourful alpine meadows, Lauterbrunnen is a pretty village that is home to one of the biggest nature reserves in Switzerland. The beauty of its landscape is not the only reason you should visit Lauterbrunnen – this small town is an ideal starting point for winter sports and hiking.

Still need convincing? Cast your eyes down this page for more information, including train times, ticket prices and some useful FAQs about the train journey from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen.

Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen by train

It takes an average of 20m to travel from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen by train, over a distance of around 7 miles (11 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen and tickets for this journey start from €3.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 20m
PriceFrom €3.30
Distance7 miles (11 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
First train06:05
Last train22:05
Departure stationInterlaken Ost
Arrival stationLauterbrunnen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen for Tuesday 7th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:35 10:55 20m, direct
11:05 11:25 20m, direct
11:35 11:55 20m, direct
12:05 12:25 20m, direct
12:35 12:55 20m, direct
13:05 13:25 20m, direct
13:35 13:55 20m, direct
14:05 14:25 20m, direct
14:35 14:55 20m, direct
15:05 15:25 20m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen

The price of train tickets from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen starts at €3.30 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 Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen 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 Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen? 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 Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen take?

The average journey time by train between Interlaken Ost and Lauterbrunnen is 20 minutes, with around 32 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 Interlaken Ost and Lauterbrunnen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen is 20 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen can start from as little as €3.30 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 Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen without having to change trains. There are 32 direct trains from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen leaves at 06:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen leaves at 22:05. 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 Interlaken Ost and Lauterbrunnen by train?

Trains travelling from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen cover a distance of around 7 miles (11 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken Ost.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen 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 04/01/2019 for travel on 04/01/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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