How to Get From Interlaken to St. Moritz

Interlaken and St. Moritz are two of the most popular tourist spots in Switzerland. You might consider staying in both of these places if you spend a week in Switzerland. Traveling by train within Switzerland is an easy, comfortable, and impressive journey. So I would definitely recommend traveling by train between Interlaken and St. Moritz.

With its high winter peaks, great scenery, sailing on Lake Thun, walking, and biking, Interlaken is a real treasure. On the other hand, St. Moritz is an elegant mountain resort set in the high valley of Engadine. They’re both awesome places to stay and visit. Lots of people are probably going to try and see the two while they’re here.

If you are thinking of taking the train from Interlaken to St. Moritz or the other way around, read on below.

Here’s how to get from Interlaken to St. Moritz and vice versa.

Overview: Navigating Swiss Trains

Image of Interlaken Train Station by TouringSwitzerland.com

To begin, you can go to SBB’s website:  www.sbb.ch.

You can put your departure and arrival destinations on the website. It will then guide you to where and when you need to be. An app is also available for iOS and Android devices.


If you wish to pay half the fare for all your train rides in Switzerland, a Half Fare Discount Card is available at  www.sbb.ch. Your discount card allows you to travel and board most trains throughout Switzerland for half the price.


How to Travel From Interlaken to St. Moritz

Image of Interlaken by TouringSwitzerland.com

To travel by train from Interlaken to St. Moritz, you will have to take the following trains:

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Bern.
  2. In Bern, take the train to Zurich.
  3. In Zurich, take the train to Landquart or Chur.
  4. In Landquart or Chur, take the train to St. Moritz.

Travel time from Interlaken to St. Moritz is anywhere from 5 hours and 9 minutes to 5 hours and 30 minutes depending on which train you take.

If you would like to read more about the Zurich to St. Moritz leg of the train journey, you can check out our article Zurich to St. Moritz Train: All You Need To Know.


How to Travel From St. Moritz to Interlaken

Image of St. Moritz lake taken by TouringSwitzerland.com

To travel by train from St. Moritz to Interlaken, you will have to take the following trains:

  1. Take the train from St. Moritz to Chur or Landquart.
  2. In Chur or Landquart, take the train to Zurich.
  3. In Zurich, take the train to Bern.
  4. In Bern, take the train to Interlaken Ost.

Travel time from St. Moritz to Interlaken is anywhere from 5 hours and 11 minutes to 5 hours and 47 minutes depending on which train you take.

If you would like to read more about the Zurich to Interlaken leg of the train journey, you can check out our article Zurich to Interlaken Train: All You Need To Know.


Is there a direct train from Interlaken to St. Moritz?

As of the time of writing (August 2022), there are no direct trains from Interlaken to St. Moritz.

To get to either Interlaken or St. Moritz, you will have to take three to four different trains.


How Long Is the Train Ride From St. Moritz to Interlaken?

The following table shows the train ride duration between St. Moritz and Interlaken:

RouteDuration (fastest)
St. Moritz – Interlaken West5 hours 4 minutes
St. Moritz – Interlaken Ost5 hours 11 minutes
Interlaken West – St. Moritz 5 hours 4 minutes
Interlaken Ost – St. Moritz 5 hours 9 minutes

Is the Train Route From St. Moritz to Interlaken Scenic?

Not entirely. Starting Thusis, you will be treated to fantastic views of gorges, viaducts, and mountains.


How Much Will the Train Ticket From St. Moritz to Interlaken Cost?

As of the time of writing (August 2022), here are the train ticket prices from St. Moritz to Interlaken:

RouteFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare (CHF)
St. Moritz – Interlaken Ost128.0064.00
St. Moritz – Interlaken West124.0062.00

As you can see, if you avail of the Half Fare Travel Card, you can definitely save on your fare for long train journeys. So this is definitely something to consider during your travel to Switzerland. You can do simple calculations and decide from there if it will be worth it for you.


Do You Need a Seat Reservation on the Train?

No, there is no need to reserve a spot on the train. But you can always add this option if that is your wish.


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