The Basel to Interlaken route has been a long-established feature of the Swiss rail timetable, but journeys from Zurich had require sconnections between trains in Bern or Luzern.
This is to change from December 11th, because on the annual update to the Swiss rail timetable some of the Intercity services on route IC 8, Romanshorn - Winterthur - Zurich Flughafen - Zurich HB ↔ Olten - Bern - Thun - Spiez - Visp - Brig, are being amended so that they serve Interlaken instead of Visp and Brig.
During the day the services will alternate so that in even hours the stations in Zurich, at the airport and in the city centre will still be linked to Visp and Brig, but in odd hours they will now be connected to Interlaken West and Interlaken Ost stations.
Transfers at Interlaken Ost will be available into trains on to Grindelwald and to Lauterbrunnen where transfers can be made on to Murren and Wengen.
Departure times from Zurich Flughafen/Zurich Airport will be at 07:45 and 10:45 and then every two hours until 18:45, with departures 10 minutes later from Zurich HB station.
These trains will commence their journeys in Romanshorn and will also call in Winterthur.
From Interlaken trains to Romanshorn via Zurich and Winterthur will be departing Interlaken Ost at 07:00, 09:00, 11:00, 14:00. 16:00 and 18:00; with departures from Interlaken West five minutes later.
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