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There are 7 ways to get from Bern to Milan by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Milano Centrale Eurocity

$60 - $110

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Bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Milan, Milan 437 / ...

$22 - $36

5 alternative options

Train via Brig  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Brig 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...

$61 - $106

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Spiez 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Spiez to Milano Centrale Ec

$62 - $92

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Milan 226 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP

$126 - $353

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN

$82 - $302

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Milan is to bus which costs SFr 21 - SFr 40 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Milan is to train which costs SFr 60 - SFr 110 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Milan. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bern and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Bern and Milan is 213 km. The road distance is 361.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Milan without a car is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 110.

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The train from Bern to Milano Centrale takes 3 h 3 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Bern to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bern station.

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Bern to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Milan is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 21 - SFr 40 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Milan.
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  • Distance: 132.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Milan, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Bern to Milan 5 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bern to Milan once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Globtour also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Spiez
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Spiez to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Spiez
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Bern P+R Neufeld to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
globtour.com

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Bern to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan, Milan station.

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Bern to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Milan is 362 km. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Bern to Milan.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 4161+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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