There are 6 ways to get from Bern to Avignon by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Avignon TGV Tgv

$128 - $183

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Avignon Ouibus / ...

$38 - $58

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Bus, train  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Grenoble 1921
  2. Take the train from Grenoble to Avignon Centre

$59 - $90

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Avignon 332.7 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Zurich, fly, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Marseille (MRS) ZRH - MRS
  3. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Avignon TGV

$142 - $396

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Marseille (MRS) SXB - MRS
  4. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Avignon TGV

$135 - $541

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Avignon. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Avignon via Lyon Gare Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Avignon. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Avignon TGV via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 34 min.

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The distance between Bern and Avignon is 392 km. The road distance is 532.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Avignon without a car is to train which takes 5 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Bern to Avignon, including transfers.

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Bern to Avignon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Bern station.

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Bern to Avignon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Avignon is to train which takes 5 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Bern to Avignon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Avignon station.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Avignon.
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  • Distance: 244.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Avignon, France?

You can take a train from Bern to Avignon via Genève in around 5 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Avignon via Lyon and Lyon Gare Perrache in around 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
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 Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$35 - $38
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 Grenoble to Avignon Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bern to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Avignon
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Avignon
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Bern to Avignon train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Avignon TGV station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Avignon is 532 km. It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to drive from Bern to Avignon.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 1684+ hotels available in Avignon. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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