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Travel from Zurich to Interlaken by train

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. 

Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost by train

It takes an average of 2h 20m to travel from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost by train, over a distance of around 57 miles (92 km). There are normally 44 trains per day travelling from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost and tickets for this journey start from €64.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 52m
Price€64.60
Distance57 miles (92 km)
Frequency44 trains per day
Departure stationZurich Hb
Arrival stationInterlaken Ost
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS,

Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost for Monday 6th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
11:02 Zürich HB12:57 Interlaken OstIntercity 814 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 55m, 1 change
11:32 Zürich HB13:28 Interlaken OstIntercity 716 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 56m, 1 change
12:02 Zürich HB13:57 Interlaken OstIntercity 816 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 55m, 1 change
12:04 Zürich HB14:55 Interlaken OstInterregio 2623 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets2h 51m, 1 change
12:32 Zürich HB14:28 Interlaken OstIntercity 718 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 56m, 2 changes
13:02 Zürich HB14:57 Interlaken OstIntercity 818 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 55m, 1 change
13:32 Zürich HB15:28 Interlaken OstIntercity 720 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 56m, 1 change
14:02 Zürich HB15:57 Interlaken OstIntercity 820 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 55m, 1 change
14:04 Zürich HB16:55 Interlaken OstInterregio 2627 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets2h 51m, 1 change
14:32 Zürich HB16:28 Interlaken OstIntercity 722 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 56m, 2 changes

SBB, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost

You can travel from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost on SBB, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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).

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost

Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost start at €64.60 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 €64.60.
lowest price found
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avg. single price64.60

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 Zurich Hb 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 Zurich Hb 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 Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost take?

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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost is 1 hour and 52 minutes.

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

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.

Is there a direct train from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost?

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.

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

The first train from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost 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 Interlaken Ost to Zurich Hb.
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 Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/07/2020. 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 05/01/2020 for travel on 05/01/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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