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

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

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Train  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Bern Ice

$210 - $340

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Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel, train  •  5h 46m

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

$70 - $238

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Train via Basel SBB  •  8h 31m

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

$217 - $332

Bus, train  •  13h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...

$97 - $194

Drive, train  •  9h 38m

  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 - $273

Drive  •  8h 32m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Bern 598.3 miles

$120 - $190

Fly Berlin Tegel to Basel, train  •  5h 29m

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

$86 - $274

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

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

$88 - $264

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Geneva, train  •  6h 52m

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

$87 - $298

Fly Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart, bus, train  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Stuttgart (STR) TXL - STR
  2. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Karlsruhe
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$131 - $307

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Bern is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 5h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Bern is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 230€ and takes 5h 18m.

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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 every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 26m.

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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 8h 26m and costs 180€ - 290€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Bern takes 8h 26m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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

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Berlin to Bern train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Bern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Bern is 957 km. It takes approximately 8h 32m to drive from Berlin to Bern.

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  • Distance: 470.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 26m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Berlin to Bern 4 times a day. Tickets cost $210 - $340 and the journey takes 8h 26m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Train operators
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
8h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $340
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$39
High
$44
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
Marino Autolinee
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus

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Air France, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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