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

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Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$50 - $95

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Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Berne to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus / ...

$6 - $9

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berne to Genève 99.5 miles

$12

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Geneva 99.4 miles

$20 - $30

Train, fly  •  3 h 19 min

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

$104 - $225

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Geneva is to bus which costs SFr 6 - SFr 9 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 20 - SFr 30 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berne and arriving at Geneva - Bus station station. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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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.

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The distance between Bern and Geneva is 130 km. The road distance is 159 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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The train from Bern to Genève takes 1 h 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bern to Geneva bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Berne station.

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Bern to Geneva 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 Geneva is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 6 - SFr 9 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 81 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

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 3 times a week. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min. RegioJet also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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
Bus operators
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 Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berne to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Bern to Geneva bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Geneva is 159 km. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Bern to Geneva.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 397+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bern and Geneva. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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