There are 4 ways to get from Bern to Geneva by train, bus, rideshare or car
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What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Geneva, Switzerland?
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Bern to Geneva hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Bern to Geneva hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. RegioJet also services this route 3 times a week.
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Questions & Answers
The distance between Bern and Geneva is 130 km. The road distance is 159 km.
The cheapest way to get from Bern to Geneva is to bus which costs SFr 6 - SFr 10 and takes 2 h 55 min.
The quickest way to get from Bern to Geneva is to drive which takes 1 h 37 min and costs SFr 20 - SFr 30.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bern and arriving at Genève. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 44 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berne and arriving at Geneva - Bus station. Services depart every three hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.
The train from Bern to Genève takes 1 h 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.