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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

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Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

Fly to Geneva, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Geneva (GVA)
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

Train via Basel

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Bern

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Basel SBB
  2. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Bern

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Brugg Ag
  2. Take the train from Brugg AG to Bern

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN)

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Berne Airport (BRN) is around 12h 3m and covers a distance of around 1051 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 50m. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 58m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Bahn DE, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) service departs from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Bern Flughafen. Typically 47 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
9h 13m
Layover time:
2h 50m
Total time:
12h 3m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
9h 58m
Journey distance:
1051 km
Services per week:
47
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
55 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:14
Last service departs at:
15:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) train and bus schedules

Departing Thursday, September 23, 2021

Departing Friday, September 24, 2021

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International entry into Switzerland from Germany

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

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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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 Germany.

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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 Berne Airport (BRN) is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Berne Airport (BRN) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Berne Airport (BRN) 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, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 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 Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) is to fly and train which costs €50 - €170 and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) is to fly and train which costs €50 - €170 and takes 3h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN). However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Muri b. Bern, Gümligenfeld via Berlin ZOB [Fernbus], Basel SBB, Bern, Neufeld P+R, Bern, Bahnhof and Bern, Schosshalde. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 45m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Berne Airport (BRN) is 744 km. The road distance is 977.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) without a car is to train via Basel which takes 10h 30m and costs €170 - €300.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN), including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) is to train via Basel which takes 10h 30m and costs €170 - €300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Bern station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN).
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  • Distance: 744.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Berne Airport (BRN), Switzerland?

You can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) via Berlin Hbf, Basel SBB, Bern, Belp, and Belp, Bahnhof in around 10h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) via Berlin ZOB [Fernbus], Basel SBB, Bern, Bern, Neufeld P+R, Bern, Bahnhof, and Bern, Schosshalde in around 16h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 330
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 480
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
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 Brugg AG to Bern
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 65
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
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Bern
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 240
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
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Brugg Ag
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.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
Bus from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN) is 977 km. It takes approximately 8h 10m to drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Berne Airport (BRN).

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Austrian Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Basel Airport.

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