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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

First train


Last train


Departure station

Zurich Hb

Arrival station

Interlaken Ost

Journey time

From 1h 54m


57 miles (92 km)


33 trains per day


Direct trains available

Train and bus operators


Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost for Tuesday 23rd April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:02 09:58 1h 56m, 1 change
08:32 10:28 1h 56m, 1 change
09:02 10:58 1h 56m, 1 change
09:10 11:55 2h 45m, 1 change
09:32 11:50 2h 18m, 2 changes
10:02 11:58 1h 56m, direct
10:32 12:28 1h 56m, 1 change
11:02 12:58 1h 56m, 1 change
11:10 13:55 2h 45m, 1 change
11:32 13:26 1h 54m, 2 changes

SBB trains from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost

You can travel from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost on SBB 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).

Intercity classes from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity when travelling from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost.

Onboard services on Intercity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost.


You can take as much luggage as you want on SBB Intercity trains, provided that it fits in the luggage racks provided.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Many SBB Intercity trains will have a restaurant or bistro carriage so you can buy food and drink throughout your journey. You may be able to sit at a table in the restaurant carriage or take your meal back to your seat.


There are plug sockets on SBB trains. You can also enjoy free WiFi on Intercity trains via the SBB FreeSurf portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

There is pushchair storage available on the train, as well as a baby changing toilet onboard. On Intercity trains, there is also a dedicated family carriage.


You can take your bicycle onboard SBB Intercity trains. Between 21st March and 31st October, it's compulsory to reserve a bike space on some Intercity trains. You must also buy a ticket for your bike at a ticket office, ticket machine or online.


Dogs under 30cm in height can travel for free if they're in a carrier and placed under your seat. Larger dogs can travel with you if you buy a Dog Day Pass for CHF 25, which can be purchased at a ticket office, at a ticket machine, online or on the SBB app. The pass is valid for a day on trains, ships, trams and buses in most Swiss cities.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

SBB Intercity trains have priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility, as well as a wheelchair-accessible toilet.


There is a Business Zone and a Quiet Zone in First Class on SBB Intercity trains.

Cheap train tickets from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost

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 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.

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 35 minutes, with around 33 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 54 minutes.

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

Yes, it is possible to travel from Zurich Hb to Interlaken Ost without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Zurich Hb 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 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.

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