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Train travel from Lucerne to Interlaken

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. 

Lucerne to Interlaken Ost by train

It takes an average of 2h 07m to travel from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost by train, over a distance of around 32 miles (52 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost and tickets for this journey start from €16.12 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 48m
Price€16.12 - €74.86
Distance32 miles (52 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
Departure stationLucerne
Arrival stationInterlaken Ost
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Lucerne to Interlaken Ost train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost for mardi 26 janv. 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:06 10:55 1h 49m, direct
10:06 11:55 1h 49m, direct
11:06 12:55 1h 49m, direct
12:06 13:55 1h 49m, direct
13:06 14:55 1h 49m, direct
14:06 15:55 1h 49m, direct
15:06 16:55 1h 49m, direct
16:06 17:55 1h 49m, direct
17:06 18:55 1h 49m, direct
18:06 19:55 1h 49m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost

Train tickets from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost start at €16.12 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 €38.11.
lowest price found
from16.12
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price29.13
on the day
avg. single price38.11

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 Lucerne to Interlaken Ost 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 guide 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 Lucerne 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 Lucerne to Interlaken Ost take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Lucerne and Interlaken Ost by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost is 1 hour and 48 minutes.

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

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.

Is there a direct train from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost?

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.

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

The first train from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost leaves at 00:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost cover a distance of around 32 miles (52 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Interlaken Ost to Lucerne.
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 Lucerne to Interlaken Ost for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/01/2021. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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