There are 6 ways to get from Avignon to Bern by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Genève Tgv
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...

$127 - $180

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Lyon Gare Perrache Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Bern

$38 - $52

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Drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Avignon to Bern 317.7 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Marseille, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Zurich (ZRH) MRS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$141 - $397

Train to Marseille, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Strasbourg (SXB) MRS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$144 - $551

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$177 - $313

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No, there is no direct bus from Avignon to Bern. However, there are services departing from Avignon and arriving at Bern via Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Avignon to Bern. However, there are services departing from Avignon TGV and arriving at Bern via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Avignon and Bern is 392 km. The road distance is 508.3 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Bern without a car is to train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Avignon to Bern, including transfers.

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Avignon to Bern bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Avignon station.

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Avignon to Bern train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Avignon TGV station.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Bern is to train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Avignon to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Bern station.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Bern.
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  • Distance: 244.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

What companies run services between Avignon, France and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Avignon to Bern via Genève in around 4 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Avignon to Bern via Lyon Gare Perrache and Lyon in around 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$35 - $38
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 Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 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
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Avignon to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Bern
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Avignon to Bern is 508 km. It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to drive from Avignon to Bern.

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Air France, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Marseille Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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