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There are 5 ways to get from Bern to Como by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Como 417 / ...

$19 - $35

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Train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Luzern 15
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...

$92 - $168

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Como 197.4 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly to Lugano  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Como S. Giovanni

$134 - $333

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  3. Take the train from Saronno to Como Lago

$125 - $355

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Como is to bus which costs SFr 19 - SFr 35 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Como is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bern and arriving at Como. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Como. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Como S. Giovanni via Luzern and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Bern and Como is 178 km. The road distance is 315.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Como without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs SFr 19 - SFr 35.

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The bus from Bern to Como takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Bern to Como bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bern station.

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Bern to Como 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 Como is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs SFr 19 - SFr 35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 170 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Como.
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  • Distance: 111.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Como, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Bern to Como twice daily. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bern to Como via Luzern and Lugano in around 5 h 2 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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 Lugano to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Como
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Bern to Como bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Como station.

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Bern to Como train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Como is 316 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Bern to Como.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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Book your Bern to Como bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2476+ hotels available in Como. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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