There are 10 ways to get from Berlin to Bern by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Berlin Tegel to Zurich, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Zurich (ZRH) TXL - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$93 - $264

Cheapest option

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Basel (BSL) SXF - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$70 - $229

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Berne  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Berne (BRN) TXL - BRN

$112 - $619

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Zurich, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Zurich (ZRH) SXF - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$82 - $334

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Geneva, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Geneva (GVA) SXF - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$87 - $289

Train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Bern Ice

$220 - $350

Train via Basel SBB  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$222 - $344

Train, bus  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin-Lichtenberg to Karlsruhe Hbf En
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld RegioJet

$88 - $113

Drive, train  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Göttingen
  2. Take the train from Göttingen to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Bern

$178 - $284

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Bern 598.3 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Bern is to train and bus which costs 75€ - 100€ and takes 14 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Bern is to fly which costs 95€ - 550€ and takes 4 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Bern. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 26 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Bern is 753 km. The road distance is 957.3 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Bern without a car is to train which takes 8 h 26 min and costs 180€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Berlin to Bern, including transfers.

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Berlin to Bern train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Bern is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs 95€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 290€ and takes 8 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Bern.
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  • Distance: 470.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Bern, Switzerland?

Sky Work Airlines flies from Berlin to Bern once daily. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Berlin to Bern 4 times a day. Tickets cost $220 - $350 and the journey takes 8 h 26 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$220 - $350
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $280
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Berlin-Lichtenberg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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