Out & about in the Holiday Region Interlaken

Interlaken: The perfect base for exploring the Bernese Oberland and the rest of Switzerland

The Holiday Region Interlaken offers an impressive variety of experiences for you, your friends and family. With its central location, Interlaken makes the ideal base for excursions into the Bernese Oberland, and right across Switzerland. If you are staying overnight in Interlaken, you can make free use of public transport within the local Libero zone 750 – which includes routes to Iseltwald, Saxeten, Niederried and Beatenbucht.

  • Interlaken is centrally located in the heart of Switzerland

  • Well-connected to the public transport network

  • Various parking areas (displaying live status) in Interlaken and its environs

  • Panoramic railways and spectacular roads through awe-inspiring landscapes

  • Day trips for any type of weather

Out and about in the Holiday Region Interlaken

Whether you are heading out by bus, train, boat, car, bicycle, carriage or on foot, Interlaken is well connected. All attractions are easily and conveniently accessed.

Out and about on public transport

Switzerland is the public transport country par excellence. Bus, train and shipping lines also serve the Interlaken West and Interlaken Ost areas, offering simple and convenient access to day trip destinations. You can look up all of the connections via the practical SBB app.

Out and about by boat

Popular destinations around Interlaken are easily reached by boat. Scheduled passenger ferries ply deep blue Lake Thun and turquoise Lake Brienz. For full information on shipping routes, please visit www.bls-schiff.ch

Out and about by car

From your base in Interlaken, you can also explore the fabulous Holiday Region Interlaken by car. All roads and motorways to your destinations are clearly signposted and easy to locate. Want to park your car in Interlaken? Check your parking options in Interlaken here:


Out and about by bicycle or e-bike

Keep fit and help to conserve the environment by exploring the Holiday Region Interlaken on two wheels. In and around Interlaken, there are many suppliers renting out modern bicycles, e-bikes, mountain bikes, racing bikes and city cruisers. A mere 10-minute ride from the vibrant town of Interlaken, you can link up with many cycling routes promising stunning views and other attractions.

Out and about in a carriage

Horse-drawn carriages are one of the things that make Interlaken what it is. Take a circular tour of the old town of Unterseen and see more of Interlaken on a cosy carriage ride.

Out and about on foot

Can you explore Interlaken on foot? Yes of course! Exploring on foot is the best way to discover the heart of Interlaken and get to know the locals. Interlaken nestles amid a beautiful landscape of lakes and mountains. It’s only a short walk from the famous sights to fashionable restaurants, museums and recreation areas. Here we offer 3 tips on places you can explore on foot and the highlights awaiting you in Interlaken.

Swiss Travel Pass

One country, one ticket

A Swiss Travel Pass offers you unlimited travel on the train, bus and shipping lines of Switzerland, including Premium Panoramic trains and local public transport in more than 90 towns. You also benefit from free entry to over 500 museums and 50% discounts on most mountain railways as well as cut-price SBB RailAway offers. And that’s not the only smart way to travel: alternative options include the Half Fare Card, EasyRide and supersaver tickets. You can conveniently obtain your Swiss Travel Pass or Half Fare Card from Tourist Information Interlaken.

Berner Oberland Pass

Your ticket for the whole of the Bernese Oberland

With a Berner Oberland Pass, travel is environmentally sound, comfortable and as punctual as a Swiss watch. The pass gives you access to public transport throughout the Bernese Oberland, with full flexibility. You can also claim extra discounts on entry prices from many excursion partners when you present your Berner Oberland Pass. The Berner Oberland Pass is also available from Tourist Information Interlaken.