There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 2 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

$99 - $163

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 5 min

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

$42 - $71

5 alternative options

Bus Domo Reisen  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Lainate - Villoresi
  2. Take the bus from Lainate to Florenz A1

$98 - $131

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Florence 415.6 miles

$100 - $150

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence  •  4 h 40 min

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

$121 - $437

Train to Geneva, fly to Florence  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Florence (FLR) GVA - FLR

$99 - $340

Train to Basel, fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Pisa (PSA) BSL - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$92 - $435

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Florence is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 70 and takes 11 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Florence is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 430 and takes 4 h 40 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 11 h 5 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 6 h 2 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 6 h 2 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 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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Map of how to get from Bern to Florence.
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  • Distance: 287.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 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 6 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Florence via Zurich in around 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Pisa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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
$25 - $40
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
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 - $70
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 - $29
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
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 Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Bern to Lainate - Villoresi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Lainate to Florenz A1
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com

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