Travel from one stunning Swiss town to another in great comfort by taking a train. Direct trains from Lucerne will take you to the centre of Interlaken Ost station in just under two hours. There’s no need to worry about weaving through traffic or dealing with parking problems. Take the train and sit back to enjoy the scenery as you’re whisked over to the breath-taking Swiss resort town.
SBB’s trains are comfortable and spacious so you can arrive at Interlaken refreshed and ready to explore all the natural beauty it has to offer. Soak in the stunning sights of the town’s sparkling lakes surrounded by mountains and alpine meadows.
Keen to find out more? We’ve got all the details you need for this route, including FAQs and train times for Lucerne to Interlaken Ost, below.
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 Lucerne 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!
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 Lucerne and Interlaken Ost is 2 hours and 7 minutes, with around 21 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 Lucerne to Interlaken Ost is 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost can start from as little as €16.12 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 Lucerne to Interlaken Ost without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost leaves at 00:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost leaves at 23:00. 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.
Trains travelling from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost cover a distance of around 32 miles (52 km) during the journey.