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There are 5 ways to get from Milan to Bern by train, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h

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

$60 - $110

Cheapest option

Train via Spiez  •  4 h 26 min

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

$61 - $92

3 alternative options

Train via Brig  •  3 h 20 min

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

$71 - $122

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Bern 223.9 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, train  •  4 h 3 min

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

$123 - $356

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Bern is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Bern is to train which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 3 h.

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

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The distance between Milan and Bern is 213 km. The road distance is 358.3 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Bern without a car is to train which takes 3 h and costs 55€ - 90€.

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

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Milan to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Milan to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Bern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Bern is 358 km. It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to drive from Milan to Bern.

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  • Distance: 132.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan to Bern 4 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Bern
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Spiez to Bern
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Spiez to Bern
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs 10€ - 14€.

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