Interlaken to Grindelwald Travel Options

Grindelwald village

Interlaken and Grindelwald are both fantastic bases for visiting the Bernese Oberland highlights like Jungfraujoch, Lauterbrunnen and various other stunning mountains and waterfalls in the region.

If you are based in Interlaken and wondering how best to travel to Grindelwald, you have come to the right place.

How To Get From Interlaken To Grindelwald

The simplest and most comfortable way to get from Interlaken to Grindelwald is by train. It takes 36 minutes to get from Interlaken Ost to the main Grindelwald train station.

Of course, you can also go directly to Grindelwald Terminal instead, if you are taking the gondola to Männlichen or the Eiger Glacier. In this case, the train journey is only 34 minutes.

Traveling From Interlaken to Grindelwald by Train

Going by train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald by train is one of the easiest and more relaxing ways to make the journey. It is not much longer by train either, typically taking 34 minutes, according to the SBB schedule. And they are usually right on time!

The train brings you right into town, which means little walking and no need to find a parking spot.

The price for a one-way ticket is as follows:

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2nd Class (CHF)1st Class (CHF)
Full Fare11.2019.60
Prices for train tickets from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald


  • Return tickets are double the price.
  • Half-fare tickets are half the price of full-price tickets
  • 1st class is usually a little less than twice the price of 2nd class

Traveling From Interlaken to Grindelwald by Car

If you are traveling by car, the travel time from Interlaken to Grindelwald is 28 minutes. You can find the directions on Google Maps.

When you arrive in Grindelwald you will want to find a car park. The simplest options are to park in the following car parks:

Just be aware that if you are visiting on a weekend or during the summer holidays parking can become full quite quickly during the day.

Written by Ashley Faulkes
As a twenty-year resident of Switzerland, I am passionate about exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, I spend my days deep in the great Swiss outdoors, and love to share these experiences and insights with fellow travel enthusiasts.

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