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How to Travel From Interlaken to Grindelwald

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by Darla Uhl

Interlaken is a world-famous town in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland. Interlaken serves a great purpose as a base for visiting various tourist attractions in this region, including the nearby mountains. Specifically, you are close to Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau among many others.

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From Interlaken, it is quite easy to get to Grindelwald.


How to Get From Interlaken to Grindelwald

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It is quite easy to get from Interlaken to Grindelwald.

You just have to take the regional train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald. The train ride takes 36 minutes. This route is typically served by two trains an hour.

If you would like to take the Eiger Express or go to Jungfraujoch, you will have to take the regional train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald Terminal.

The Grindelwald Train Station comes right after the Grindelwald Terminal Station coming from Interlaken.


How to Get From Interlaken to Grindelwald Terminal

Grindelwald Terminal and Eiger Express at the back. Image by TouringSwitzerland.com

The Grindelwald Terminal is a new terminal that connects passengers to either Männlichen or Eiger Glacier (Eigergletscher in German).

You can take the regional train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald Terminal. The train ride takes 30 minutes.  This route is typically served by two trains an hour.

Inside the Grindelwald Terminal, you can change to either the Männlichen gondola or the Eiger Express gondola.


TIP: For a couple of days in the Jungfrau Region, consider buying an unlimited transportation ticket so you can travel by train, boat, bus, gondola, and gondola on all the valid routes. You can get your ticket from GetYourGuide here – Jungfrau Travel Pass: Unlimited Transportation Ticket. The ticket covers Interlaken Ost, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Kleine Scheidegg, Grütschalp, Winteregg, and Mürren. Jungfraujoch tickets aren’t included, but you can get them at a special price.

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Darla Uhl is the owner of TouringSwitzerland.com. Her home is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Having lived almost 20 years in Switzerland, she's traveled extensively all over the country.

Darla's favorite regions to visit in Switzerland include Engadin, Lake Geneva, Bernese Oberland, Ticino, and Valais. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, visiting museums, and reading books.