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There are 6 ways to get from Bern to Florence 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  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Brig 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$90 - $161

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Bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Zurich K288 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Florence, Florence N524 / ...

$35 - $71

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Train via Domodossola  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Domodossola 6 / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Milano Porta Garibaldi Reg
  3. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$87 - $147

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Florence 415.6 miles

$100 - $150

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR

$120 - $430

Train to Basel, fly to Bologna, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Bologna (BLQ) BSL - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$143 - $484

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Florence is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 75 and takes 10 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Florence is to train and fly which costs SFr 120 - SFr 430 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Florence. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Florence, Florence via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Florence. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Brig and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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The distance between Bern and Florence is 461 km. The road distance is 665 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Florence without a car is to train which takes 5 h 39 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Bern to Florence, including transfers.

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

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Bern to Florence 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 Florence is to train which takes 5 h 39 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 75 and takes 10 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Florence.
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  • Distance: 287.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Bern to Florence via Brig and Milano Centrale in around 5 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Florence via Zurich in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Bologna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $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 Bern to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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
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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

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 Domodossola to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Berne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Bern to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Florence is 665 km. It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to drive from Bern to Florence.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Bern to Florence bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 5984+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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