Some of the ICE trains on the route to Basel very conveniently travel on to central Switzerland
Final Destination: Interlaken
All trains also call at: Basel and Olten
Connect in Basel for Biel, Brugg and Delemont
Connect in Olten for Geneve, Lausanne, Lugano, Luzern and Neuchatel,
Connect in Bern for Visp (for Zermatt) and Brig
3 or 4x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings usually open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct trains.
On the DB Bahn booking site look for journeys that have:
Use the earlier/later buttons to search for the cheapest ticket prices.
Trains departing at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day, so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.
You're more likely to find the cheapest fare on the morning train that departs at around 08:50.
The cheapest tickets tend to sell out particularly quickly on this route.
Book 1st class ticket journey tickets on and your seat reservation is included - but they're optional when booking 2nd class tickets, or if you will be travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass.
Opting to reserve is particularly recommended if you will be travelling at business hours and/or during the day on Fridays and Sundays.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €35.90|
From April 1st to December 9th maintenance work on the high-speed line to the north of Frankfurt (Main) is altering the routes of many ICE trains.
During this term the trains heading on to Interlaken will be originating in Hamburg instead of Berlin, so won't be departing at their usual times.
The trains on the route from Hamburg will have been diverted on to a non high-speed route, which may affect their timekeeping.
It's a pleasant, but not especially beautiful train journey from Frankfurt (Main) to Bern
These trains will spend around 30 mins travelling on two sections of high speed line between Mannheim and Offenburg.
The trains will reverse direction on departure from Basel SBB.
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