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.
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 £2.98 when you book in advance.
7 miles (11 km)
32 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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).
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.§
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!
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.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen is 20 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen can start from as little as £2.98 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 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.
The first train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen leaves at 06:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen cover a distance of around 7 miles (11 km) during the journey.