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

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

Recommended option

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 58 min

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

$130 - $370

Cheapest option

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 - $365

10 alternative options

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

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9 h 56 min

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

$139 - $346

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  10 h 11 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

$146 - $382

Train, bus and ferry  •  25 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Larissa 600
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  5. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...

$247 - $393

Train, bus and ferry via Piazza Ugo Bassi  •  26 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka 884
  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 / ...

$244 - $391

Bus Korona Travel  •  34 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Brno Korona Travel
  2. Take the bus from Brno to Bern 000259

$185 - $240

Drive, car ferry  •  31 h 43 min

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

$241 - $482

Bus Durmo Tours  •  40 h 26 min

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

$182 - $253

Bus, car ferry, train  •  42 h 54 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 / ...

$234 - $547

Drive  •  24 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Bern 1544.1 miles

$370 - $550

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

You can take a bus from Athens to Bern via Brno in around 34 h 41 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Athens to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Athens to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Athens to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Athens to Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Athens to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
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 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Athens to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Athens to Basel via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
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
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $430
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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 - $95
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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Bern
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Venezia Santa Lucia to Brig
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Larissa
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$20 - $27
First Class
$25 - $35
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$22 - $29
First Class
$27 - $40
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Athens to Brno
Ave. Duration
20 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Brno to Bern
Ave. Duration
13 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
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
$48
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
ms.mk
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Bern
Ave. Duration
28 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
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
$80 - $240
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$85
Airplane economy seats
$99
2-berth outside
$200 - $240
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $210
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$103 - $105
Aircraft-type seats
$125 - $127
2 bed inside cabin
$329 - $332
3 bed outside cabin
$280 - $340

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Athens to Bern?

The distance between Athens and Bern is 1660 km. The road distance is 2471 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Athens to Bern?

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Bern is to bus which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 40 h 26 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Athens to Bern?

The quickest way to get from Athens to Bern is to fly and train which takes 6 h 58 min and costs 100€ - 310€.

Is there a direct bus between Athens and Bern?

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Bern. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Bern via Brno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 41 min.

How long does it take to get from Athens to Bern?

It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to get from Athens to Bern, including transfers.