How to Get To Blausee Lake From Interlaken


Blausee
 is a scenic lake in the Kander valley in the Bernese Oberland. It’s a gorgeous blue lake with crystal clear water. The color is unusual in that it’s a light blue, with almost no tinge of green or turquoise, unlike most other lakes in Switzerland.

There have been questions about whether Blausee, Switzerland, is worth visiting. If you’re wondering if it’s worth visiting Blausee, you can check out our article here: Is Blausee Worth Visiting? The Honest Truth About It.

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

How To Get From Interlaken to Blausee

sbb.ch Website

As a first step, you should know about this website: www.sbb.ch. 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. 

Interlaken West vs. Interlaken Ost

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Interlaken has two train stations: one on the western side of the village (Interlaken West) and the other on the eastern side (Interlaken Ost). By train, you can reach Blausee from Interlaken by departing from either Interlaken Ost or Interlaken West and then taking the train to Spiez from there. From there, you will transfer to the next train to Frutigen, then the bus that will take you to Blausee.

How To Get From Interlaken Ost to Blausee

In order to get to Blausee from Interlaken Ost, you’ll have to take the following trains:

  1. First, take the Intercity train from Interlaken Ost to Spiez
  2. In Spiez, take the regional train to Frutigen
  3. In Frutigen, take Bus 230 to Kandersteg. Get off in Blausee BE.

How To Get From Interlaken West to Blausee

In order to get to Blausee from Interlaken West, you’ll have to take the following trains:

  1. First, take the Intercity train from Interlaken West to Spiez
  2. In Spiez, take the regional train to Frutigen
  3. In Frutigen, take Bus 230 to Kandersteg. Get off in Blausee BE.

How long does the train from Interlaken to Blausee take?

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The train and bus connections from Interlaken Ost to Blausee BE take 1 hour and 14 minutes.

From Interlaken West, you shave off a few minutes from your journey. It takes 1 hour and 9 minutes from Interlaken West to Blausee BE.

How Much Will the Train Ticket From Interlaken to Blausee Cost?

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

RouteFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare (CHF)
Interlaken Ost – Blausee BE23.8011.90
Interlaken West – Blausee BE22.6011.30

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.

Can you drive into Blausee?

Yes, you can take your car directly from Interlaken to Blausee. The total travel time by car is 35 minutes (around 38 kilometers).

There is a parking lot right in front of the entrance to the Blausee Nature Park. Take note that it fills up relatively quickly, especially on a good, summer holiday.

Am I allowed to travel from Interlaken to Blausee?

Yes, Blausee is currently open to visitors. Please check the website for the current health guidelines on https://www.blausee.ch/en/.