How Do I Get From Interlaken to Iseltwald?

Located in the Bernese Oberland Region, Iseltwald is a small village on the southern shores of Lake BrienzCrash Landing on You, a Korean television show, has contributed to its popularity over the years.

This idyllic Swiss town has just 400 residents and is surrounded by turquoise waters and the Swiss Alps. Iseltwald is also a popular stop for hikers, with some combining it with a trip to nearby Giessbach Falls

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It is inevitable that logistical concerns will arise. Those who wish to travel by train in Switzerland need to know several specifics before doing so. In this article, we will explore the train journey between Interlaken and Iseltwald.

How do you get from Interlaken to Iseltwald, Switzerland? Let’s find out.

How To Get From Interlaken to Iseltwald Website

As a first step, you should know about this website: If you wish to install the app on your phone, they have one as well. Using the website, you can simply type in your arrival and departure destinations. After that, it will guide you to where you need to be and when. 

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There are several ways to get to Iseltwald from Interlaken. We will describe each option below.

How to Get from Interlaken to Iseltwald By Bus

The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Iseltwald is to ride the bus. Take Bus 103 from Interlaken West or Interlaken Ost to Iseltwald, Dorfplatz.

The bus ride to Iseltwald takes 29 to 33 minutes from Interlaken West and 21 to 25 minutes from Interlaken Ost.

How to Get from Interlaken to Iseltwald By Boat

Taking the boat from Interlaken to Iseltwald is the most scenic way to travel. The boat doesn’t leave every hour, though. Check the timetable to see when it leaves. 

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Interlaken Ost is the easiest place to start your boat trip to Iseltwald. Take the boat from Interlaken Ost heading to Brienz. This boat will stop in Bönigen (and sometimes also Ringgenberg) before heading to Iseltwald.

If you want to take the boat from Brienz, simply do the following:

  1. In Interlaken Ost, take the Interregio train to Brienz.
  2. In Brienz, take the boat going to Interlaken Ost. Get off in Iseltwald (See).

Iseltwald is accessible by boat four times a day from Brienz. You can find the boat schedule on I highly recommend taking the boat if you have enough time. You can also opt to take the scenic route going to Iseltwald and the bus on your way back.

How Long Does the Journey From Interlaken to Iseltwald Take?

RouteMode of TransportDuration (Fastest Connection)
Interlaken Ost – Iseltwald, DorfplatzBus21 minutes
Interlaken West – Iseltwald, DorfplatzBus29 minutes
Interlaken Ost – Iseltwald (See)Boat44 minutes
Interlaken Ost – Brienz – Iseltwald (See)Train & Boat1 hour 3 minutes

How Much Will the Ticket From Interlaken to Iseltwald Cost?

As of the time of publishing the article, a single journey ticket costs the following:

RouteMode of TransportFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare (CHF)
Interlaken Ost – Iseltwald, DorfplatzBus6.003.00
Interlaken West – Iseltwald, DorfplatzBus6.803.40
Interlaken Ost – Iseltwald (See)Boat16.608.30
Interlaken Ost – Brienz – Iseltwald (See)Train & Boat26.6013.30

Can you drive into Iseltwald?

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Yes, you can take your car directly from Interlaken to Iseltwald. The total travel time by car is 14 minutes (around 10 kilometers).

There is a parking lot near the lake (Address: Hübeli 67, 3807 Iseltwald). In case that one is full, you can also try at Leacherboden 97, 3807 Iseltwald.

Am I allowed to travel from Interlaken to Iseltwald?

Yes, Iseltwald is currently open to visitors. There are no restrictions.

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