Travelling from Zürich (Switzerland) to Wengen (Switzerland)

Journey Summary

Depart Zürich (Switzerland)

Zürich HB

Arrive Wengen (Switzerland)

Journey Time
2hr 49min
1 x connection per hour

Change trains in: Bern and Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen

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 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 have around 8 mins to make the connection between trains at Interlaken Ost station, but again the connection is virtually guaranteed.

However, if you want to make the optimun connections then booking an end2end ticket, that covers the entire journey, in advance on SBB is recommended.

Eight minutes is unlikely to be enough to buy a ticket for the trains on to Wengen from the ticket desks at Interlaken Ost station.

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.

Though on arrival at Interlaken Ost you will need to visit the ticket office to purchase the rail pass supplement for the trains on to Wengen.

Train 1

  • Depart: Zürich (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: Lauterbrunnen (Switzerland)
  • Journey time: 20 min

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Train 4

  • Depart: Lauterbrunnen (Switzerland)
  • Arrive: Wengen (Switzerland)
  • Journey time: 16 min

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Ticket information

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