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There are 12 ways to get from Athens to Bern by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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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Fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Basel (BSL) ATH - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$138 - $400

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Bus Bogojevic Reisen  •  37 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Bern

$57 - $77

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Zurich (ZRH) ATH - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$125 - $370

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Geneva (GVA) ATH - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$125 - $360

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ATH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Bern

$109 - $321

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Milan Linate (LIN) ATH - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig to Bern

$155 - $370

Train, bus and ferry  •  26 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Milano Centrale Fb / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  5. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...

$251 - $370

Bus, car ferry, train via Stazione Fs - Rosselli  •  33 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Milano Centrale Fb / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  5. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...

$248 - $519

Drive, car ferry  •  31 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
  3. Drive from Venice to Bern

$236 - $462

Bus Durmo Tours  •  40 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Bern

$168 - $240

Bus, car ferry, train  •  42 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Brig Ec
  4. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...

$208 - $501

Drive  •  24 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Bern 1544.1 miles

$370 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Bern is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 37 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Bern is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 330€ and takes 7 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Bern. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Bern via Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 1 min.

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The distance between Athens and Bern is 1660 km. The road distance is 2470.6 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Bern without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 26 h 16 min and costs 210€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Athens to Bern, including transfers.

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Athens to Bern bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h.

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Athens to Bern bus services, operated by Bogojevic Reisen, arrive at Bern station.

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Bern is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 4:37 AM in Athens and 3:37 AM in Bern.

Map of how to get from Athens to Bern.
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  • Distance: 1037.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 19 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Athens to Bern via Beograd and Belgrade in around 37 h 1 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Athens to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Athens to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Athens to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
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 Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
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 Gallarate to Bern
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $85
First
$80 - $140
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$43 - $46
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$43 - $46
First
$66
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Brig
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$55 - $85
First
$90 - $120
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$20 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Bogojevic Reisen
Phone
Tel: + 381 35 433 333
Email
info@bogojevic.eu
Website
bogojevic-reisen.ch
Bus from Belgrade to Bern
Ave. Duration
20 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
bogojevic-reisen.ch
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Bern
Ave. Duration
28 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Ancona
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97
Aircraft-type seats
$114
2 bed inside cabin
$294
3 bed outside cabin
$250 - $300
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$79
Airplane economy seats
$93
2-berth outside
$180 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Bern is 2471 km. It takes approximately 24 h 12 min to drive from Athens to Bern.

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