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Taking the train from Interlaken to Zurich

The train is a stress-free way to travel from Interlaken to Zurich. While there are no direct services, the majority of services require just one change at Bern. The fastest services take 1h 58m, with 42 trains per day running between Interlaken and Zurich. The first train leaves at 04:40 and the last train at 23:00, and you’ll arrive into the heart of the city at Zurich Main Station. If you’re heading to Zurich Airport, it’s super-easy to jump on a connecting train from the station. There are train services running every few minutes throughout the day which take just 10m to reach the airport meaning you can fly home easily from your Swiss holiday.

If you haven’t got a flight to catch, why not take the longer, scenic train route from Interlaken to Zurich? It takes 2h 52m and involves a change at Lucerne, rather than Bern, but the views along the way are stunning. The leg from Interlaken to Lucerne takes you through the Brünig mountain pass, during which you’ll climb to 1000m above sea level into beautiful Alpine surroundings. Learn more about scenic trains in our handy guide on the best scenic train journeys in Switzerland.

Ready to travel to Zurich? View ticket prices and journey times in our Journey Planner – we’ll always show you the cheapest tickets for your chosen day of travel. And if you need more info on the journey, scroll down for FAQs, train timetables and money-saving tips.

Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb by train

It takes an average of 2h 9m to travel from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb by train, over a distance of around 57 miles (92 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb and tickets for this journey start from €47.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 58m
PriceFrom €47.60
Distance57 miles (92 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train10:00
Last train15:30
Departure stationInterlaken Ost
Arrival stationZurich Hb
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb train times

Check out the next trains departing from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb for Thursday 17th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:58 Interlaken Ost07:02 Zürich HBIntercity 956 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets2h 4m, 1 change
05:31 Interlaken Ost07:28 Zürich HBIntercity 1056 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 57m, 1 change
05:58 Interlaken Ost07:58 Zürich HBICE 372 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets2h 0m, 1 change
06:30 Interlaken Ost08:28 Zürich HBIntercity 1058 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 58m, 1 change
07:00 Interlaken Ost08:58 Zürich HBIntercity 960 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 58m, 1 change
07:04 Interlaken Ost09:50 Zürich HBInterregio 2915 Zentralbahn Get tickets2h 46m, 1 change
07:30 Interlaken Ost09:28 Zürich HBRegional-Express 4211 BLS Get tickets1h 58m, 2 changes
08:00 Interlaken Ost09:58 Zürich HBIntercity 962 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 58m, 1 change
08:30 Interlaken Ost10:28 Zürich HBIntercity 1062 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 58m, 1 change
09:00 Interlaken Ost10:58 Zürich HBIntercity 964 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 58m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb

The price of train tickets from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb starts at €47.60 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 Zurich Hb 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 Zurich Hb? 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 Zurich Hb take?

The average journey time by train between Interlaken Ost and Zurich Hb is 2 hours and 9 minutes, with around 15 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 Zurich Hb by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb is 1 hour and 58 minutes.

How much does the train from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb cost?

Train ticket prices from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb can start from as little as €47.60 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 Zurich Hb?

No, there are no direct train services from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb. Travelling from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb leaves at 10:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb leaves at 15:30. 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 Zurich Hb by train?

Trains travelling from Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb cover a distance of around 57 miles (92 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/17/2021. 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 01/17/2020 for travel on 01/17/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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