Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken 
Strandbadstrasse 44 - Eastside entry "Ost"
CH - 3800 Interlaken

Travel information

Interlaken is located in the heart of Switzerland, and can be easily reached using public transport or by car. The train station and surrounding hotels are within walking distance of the Congress Centre. No expensive transfers needed. Over 3'500 rooms are available in 3, 4 and 5 star hotels.

Interlaken becomes the new Swiss "air train" destination

From 2020, anyone wishing to travel to Interlaken by train can combine this train journey with a Swiss flight ticket. Interlaken will thus become the third so-called "air train destination" in Switzerland after Basel and Lugano.
An "air train" between Basel and Zurich-Kloten has been in operation for several years. The combinable ticket flight/rail journey to and from Lugano has been available since autumn 2019.
A further innovation is that from June 2020 the new ICE4 train will be operating from Germany to Interlaken, with 20% seats than today's trains.

Switzerland Visa Application Requirements

Do I need a visum or not?

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA has a special website where you can find all important information and how to proceed to obtain a visum. Click here for Visa Information.

Depending on the purpose of your travel to Switzerland, there are two different types of visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different Visa, accordingly. Further information can be found on the FDFA Website.

Invitation Letters?

Participants coming from countries in need of a visum can apply for an invitation letter from our PCO through simple request. To receive this invitation letter, please contact us at

You will have to enclose in your e-mail the following personal information:
Last name
First name
Home address & country
Date of birth
Place and country of birth
Identity card number
Passport number
Scan of your passport

Invitation letters are only issued in case of a valid registration (including payment). In case of an official letter of the embassy, proving the refusal of the visa, tha paid congress fee will be refunded. 

By plane

Interlaken can be easily reached from all airports in Switzerland.

Airport Bern-Belp
The Bern-Belp Airport is just one hour's drive away from Interlaken.

Airport Zürich

Airport Basel

Airport Geneva

By car

Interlaken Ost exit, follow signs for the Casino Kursaal

Plan your trip


ou will find a large number of parking spaces directly outside the Congress Centre; day tickets cost CHF 8.- (only for parking spaces of the Congress Centre), while 24 hour tickets cost CHF 12.- (only for parking spaces of the municipality).
The tickets are available at the reception of the Congress Centre.

Parking spaces

By train

Interlaken West train station, approx. 13 minutes walk or taxi.

Train timetable