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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Bern by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Basel, train

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

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Bus via Lyon

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Bern

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Fly to Zurich, train

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

Fly to Geneva, train

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

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

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

Train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Conex Barcelona to Berne/Neufeld

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Bern

Barcelona to Bern by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Bern is around 10h 9m and covers a distance of around 976 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 23m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, SNCF, TGV inOui and others, the Barcelona to Bern train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Bern. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
10h 9m Average Duration
SFr 133 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Switzerland from Spain

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Spain

  • There are no current restrictions
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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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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 subject to regional advice.

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: 2 Jul 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Bern is to bus via Lyon which costs €28 - €90 and takes 13h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Bern is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €85 - €290 and takes 5h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Conex Barcelona and arriving at Berne/Neufeld. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 41h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Bern. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Bern via Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 9m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Bern is 748 km. The road distance is 943.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Bern without a car is to train which takes 10h 9m and costs €130 - €230.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Barcelona to Bern, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Bern bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Bern is to train which takes 10h 9m and costs €130 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus via Lyon, which costs €28 - €90 and takes 13h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Bern.
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  • Distance: 747.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Bern via Lyon Part Dieu and Genève in around 10h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Bern via Lyon - Perrache Bus Station and Lyon Perrache in around 13h 30m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 360
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 320
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 380
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 280
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 280
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 360
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 320
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 380
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 280
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 350
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 350
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 300
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 300
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 390
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 370
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 500
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 450
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 750
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 850
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 300
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 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
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 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 130
Renfe SNCF
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 20 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 30
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 24
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Bern
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Conex Barcelona to Berne/Neufeld
Ave. Duration
41h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 210
Website
alsa.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station to Bern Car Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 14
Website
RegioJet

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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 to Bern bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bern station.

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Barcelona 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 to Bern is 943 km. It takes approximately 8h 51m to drive from Barcelona to Bern.

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Vueling Airlines, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Basel Airport.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €6.

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