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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Basel, train  •  3h 25m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Basel (BSL) BCN - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern

SFr 56 - SFr 183

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  3h 29m

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

SFr 78 - SFr 211

Fly to Geneva, train  •  4h 3m

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

SFr 76 - SFr 208

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 43m

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

SFr 70 - SFr 216

Train  •  11h 31m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1

SFr 171 - SFr 293

Bus  •  16h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 to Tarragona Barcelona / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras to Bern P+R Neufeld Costa Blanca-Express

SFr 71 - SFr 107

Drive  •  9h 2m

  1. Drive from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern 957.9 km

SFr 110 - SFr 170

Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern by train

The train journey time between Barcelona Airport (BCN) and Bern is around 13h 29m and covers a distance of around 990 km. The fastest train normally takes 11h 19m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe Viajeros, Renfe SNCF and others, the Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern train service departs from Aeroport and arrives in Bern. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
13h 29m
Fastest train time:
11h 19m
Train distance:
990 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
SFr 143
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:08
Last train departs at:
07:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern train schedules

Spain → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Spain
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bern is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bern is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bern is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, returning to Spain from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern is to bus which costs €65 - €100 and takes 16h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern is to fly and train which costs €50 - €170 and takes 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern. However, there are services departing from Aeroport - Terminal T2-A B and arriving at Bern P+R Neufeld via Barcelona Airport El Prat T1, Tarragona and Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern. However, there are services departing from Aeroport and arriving at Bern via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 31m.

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The distance between Barcelona Airport (BCN) and Bern is 760 km. The road distance is 957.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern without a car is to train which takes 11h 31m and costs €150 - €280.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern, including transfers.

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Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern bus services, operated by Empresa Plana, depart from Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 station.

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Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern is to train which takes 11h 31m and costs €150 - €280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €100 and takes 16h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern.
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  • Distance: 759.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Barcelona Airport (BCN), Spain and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, and Genève in around 11h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern via Aeroport - Terminal T1, Barcelona Airport El Prat T1, Tarragona, Av. Ramon d'Olzina, and Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras in around 16h 25m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 160
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 210
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 210
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 180
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 110
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 170
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 180
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 220
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 120
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 310
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 230
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 320
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 360
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 65
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 1400
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 140
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Bus operators
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 18
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
Plana
Phone
+34 977 55 36 80
Email
comercial.online@busplana.com
Website
busplana.com
Bus from Barcelona El Prat Airport Terminal 1 to Tarragona Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 17
Website
Plana
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras to Bern P+R Neufeld
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
ExpressBus

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern bus services, operated by ExpressBus, arrive at Bern P+R Neufeld station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern is 958 km. It takes approximately 9h 2m to drive from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Bern.

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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