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How to take the rail journey from Cologne/Köln to beautiful Interlaken on the daily direct train

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Köln / Cologne / Koeln to Interlaken by train

Ride one of Europe's most breathtaking rail routes by taking the direct train.

Or forsake the delightful scenery of The Rhine Gorge, by rushing to Basel on an ICE train, to connect there into a train on Interlaken.
Though not only is the direct train more scenic, it tends to be cheaper too!

Routes you can take to go from Köln / Cologne / Koeln to Interlaken

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: the direct train
Travel Time (approx)

6hr 48min (approx)



Travel Info

1 x direct train per day

Route Information

Via stations: Basel SBB/Bâle CFF

Option 2: connecting in Basel
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