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There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Bern by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 49m

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

SFr 80 - SFr 640

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 38m

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

SFr 90 - SFr 369

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 32m

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

SFr 85 - SFr 377

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 7m

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

SFr 108 - SFr 491

Train  •  10h 16m

  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 15 / ...

SFr 137 - SFr 235

Bus via Tarragona  •  16h 5m

  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 220

Night bus, train  •  13h 8m

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Geneva N788
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern 15 / ...

SFr 90 - SFr 142

Drive  •  8h 51m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Bern 942 km

SFr 110 - SFr 170

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Bern is to night bus and train which costs 80€ - 140€ and takes 13h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Bern is to fly and train which costs 85€ - 350€ and takes 5h 38m.

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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 16m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Bern is 748 km. The road distance is 942 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Bern without a car is to train which takes 10h 16m and costs 120€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 5h 49m 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 16m and costs 120€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus via Tarragona, which costs and takes 16h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Bern.
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  • Distance: 747.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 49m

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 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Bern via Tarragona, Av. Ramon d'Olzina, and Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras in around 16h 5m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 310
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 230
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 230
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 250
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 50 - SFr 210
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 220
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 360
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 900
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 900
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 450
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 320
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 480
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 480
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 490
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 290
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 180
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 850
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
56 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 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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.

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Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
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 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - 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 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 21 - 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
1h 43m
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
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
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 220
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, Barcelona Nord to Geneva
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - 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 942 km. It takes approximately 8h 51m to drive from Barcelona to Bern.

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Vueling Airlines, Brussels Airlines, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Bern bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 196+ 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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