Exploring the beauty of Zurich is a hard job, but someone has to do it, we know, so when you’ve had a long, hard day of taking in the stunning sights and stopping to indulge in some raclette along the way, why don’t you reward yourself with a trip to Interlaken?
Just two hours away by train, this gorgeous Swiss resort is one of the shining jewels of the country, and there is no better or more relaxed way to get there than by train. SBB and Deutsche Bahn trains will see you arrive in comfort and style, ready to unwind surrounded by nature.
Discover a little bit of bliss for yourself, check out our FAQs below to get ready for your trip, or start your search for times and tickets in our Journey Planner.
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).
The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.
The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.
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 Zurich Hb 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 Zurich Hb and Interlaken Ost is 2 hours and 20 minutes, with around 44 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 Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost is 1 hour and 52 minutes.
Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost can start from as little as €64.60 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost. Travelling from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost leaves at 23:02. 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 Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost cover a distance of around 57 miles (92 km) during the journey.