By Train from Zürich / Zurich (Switzerland) to Grindelwald (Switzerland)

Journey Summary

Depart Zürich / Zurich (Switzerland)

Zürich HB

Arrive Grindelwald (Switzerland)

Journey Time
2hr 37min
1 x connection per hour

Change trains in: Bern and Interlaken

Interlaken is where the network of mountain railways in the Bernese-Oberland connect with SBB's national rail network.

However, a quirk of the Swiss rail timetable is that there are no direct trains between Zurich and Interlaken.

Changing trains in Bern:

Take the trains from Zurich heading to Brig and then at Bern station the connecting time between trains will be around 6 mins -  but the connection can be virtually guaranteed.

On arrival at Bern station the easiest means of transferring to the platform/track/gleis that the train on to Interlaken will be departing from, is to use the bridge which spans the station.

If you board the train to Bern around three -  six coaches back from the front of the train, you will then be adjacent to this bridge when you disembark from the train on arrival at Bern.


Changing trains at Interlaken Ost station:

You will have around 8 mins to make the connection between trains at Interlaken Ost station, but again the connection is virtually guaranteed - in terms of the arrival and departure times of the trains.

You can be sure of making this connection, if you book tickets that are valid for the end-to-end journey.

Eight minutes may not be enough time to buy a ticket for the BOB train on to Grindelwald from the manned ticket desks at Interlaken Ost station.

Though if you will be travelling with any type of rail pass, including Swiss Day Passes, you'll need to go into the ticket office, to buy a discounted ticket for the train to Grindelwald.


The alternative route via Luzern:

If you have a valid rail pass, an alternative, more scenic, but longer option - is to travel to Interlaken from Zurich via Luzern.

Train 1

  • Depart: Zürich / Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Arrive: Bern (Switzerland)
  • Journey time: 56 min (IC trains)

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Train 2

  • Depart: Bern (Switzerland)
  • Arrive: Interlaken (Switzerland)
  • Journey time: 53min - 54min

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Train 3

  • Depart: Interlaken (Switzerland)
  • Arrive: Grindelwald (Switzerland)
  • Journey time: 34 min

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Ticket information

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