How Much it Cost to Travel to Interlaken: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Dec 2023

If you are looking for a base in Switzerland to be able to enjoy the Alpine scenery and activities, the small town of Interlaken might be ideal. It occupies a valley between two lakes and the whole area is surrounded by mountains. This is certainly the adventure capital of Switzerland if not all of Europe. In summer you have trekking, rafting, and bungee jumping among your options, and in winter there is great skiing and snowboarding nearby.

Is Interlaken Expensive or Cheap?

Just like the rest of Switzerland, Interlaken is expensive even by European standards. Hotels and restaurants are all pricey, although quality tends to be high.

Once you have shelter and food, you can do a lot in Interlaken without spending much. The hiking and views are amazing, and can be done on a modest budget. The special trains and cable cars are worth it if you can afford them, for some of Europe’s most dramatic scenery and thrills.

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Travel Costs to Interlaken

Population 5,500
Area 5,500
Timezone UTC+2
Currency Swiss franc
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$122.04
1 USD = 0.9000 CHF
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Interlaken?

Interlaken Hotel Seasons

Interlaken Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar55.56 - 94.44
starstarstarstarstar77.78 - 144.44
starstarstarstarstar88.89 - 261.11
starstarstarstarstar117.78 - 295.56
starstarstarstarstar335.56 - 384.44

Interlaken Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed28.89 - 54.44

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Interlaken?

Best tours in Interlaken

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Harder Kulm FunicularThis popular funicular leaves every 8 minutes from May through October. On top you have views and trail heads. Half price with your Guest Card.
Adults one-way
Adults return
14.44
33.33
Night SleddingTake a night sledding trip that's followed by a Swiss cheese fondue dinner.
Adults
88.89
Day pass and lift ticketThere are several nearby mountains with lifts for skiers and snowboarders.
Adults
Students
Children
68.89
43.33
26.67

What’s the average price of food and drink in Interlaken?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastYour hotel or hostel probably includes breakfast. If not, head to the Migros supermarket for decent options.6.67 - 13.33
Budget lunchThere are a few sandwich and sausage places around, as well as kebabs and Chinese takeout.8.89 - 17.78
Budget dinnerWhether it's pizza or pasta or traditional Swiss food, all sit-down restaurants feel expensive in Interlaken.21.11 - 28.89
.5 liter beer in a barThere are some pubs with decent drink prices in Interlaken, at least compared to the big cities.5.56 - 8.89

What are the costs of transportation in Interlaken?

Type Price(USD)
Train from Zurich to Interlaken72.22
3km taxi ride in Interlaken30.00 - 38.89

Getting to Interlaken

Getting around Interlaken

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When to visit Interlaken

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January38262.9
February41272.8
March50333.2
April57383.4
May66464.8
June71525.4
July76565.5
August74555.7
September67493.8
October58423.1
November46333.3
December39283.4

Interlaken Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:28am6:43pm
21 Jun5:34am9:26pm
21 Sep7:14am7:28pm
21 Dec8:10am4:43pm

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