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Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 50m

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

SFr 58 - SFr 199

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 53m

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

SFr 81 - SFr 214

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 29m

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

SFr 82 - SFr 229

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 8m

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

SFr 83 - SFr 360

Train  •  10h 8m

  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 140 - SFr 238

Bus via Tarragona  •  16h 9m

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

Bus  •  41h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Berne/Neufeld

SFr 160 - SFr 230

Night bus, train  •  12h 56m

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona to Geneva N788
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1 / ...

SFr 91 - SFr 144

Drive  •  8h 51m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Bern 943.3 km

SFr 110 - SFr 170

Barcelona to Bern by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Bern is around 10h 11m and covers a distance of around 976 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h 11m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) 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.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 11m
Fastest train time:
10h 11m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
SFr 140
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:15
Last train departs at:
08:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Bern train schedules

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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

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Spain

  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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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 Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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 2 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: 17 Jun 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 to Bern is to fly and train which costs €50 - €180 and takes 5h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Bern is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €50 - €180 and takes 5h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 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 8m.

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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 8m and costs €120 - €220.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from Barcelona to Bern, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Bern bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona 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 8m and costs €120 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus via Tarragona, which costs and takes 16h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Bern.
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  • Distance: 747.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 50m

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 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Bern via Tarragona, Av. Ramon d'Olzina, and Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras in around 16h 9m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 190
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 190
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 140
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 40 - SFr 120
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 260
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 190
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 300
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 110
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 250
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
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
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 28 - 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 17 - SFr 24
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 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - 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 40 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Bus operators
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
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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
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Berne/Neufeld
Ave. Duration
41h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 230
Website
alsa.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 ALSA, arrive at Berne/Neufeld 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, easyJet and two other airlines 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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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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