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There are 4 ways to get from Bern to Genoa by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6 h 27 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 Genova Brignole Rv / ...

$71 - $129

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Genoa, Genoa N506

$28 - $50

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Domodossola 6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Take the bus from Malpensa Airport - Terminal 1 to Genova - Piazza della Vittoria

$106 - $192

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Genoa 284 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Genoa is to bus which costs SFr 27 - SFr 50 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Genoa is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bern and arriving at Genoa, Genoa. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Genova Brignole via Brig and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 27 min.

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The distance between Bern and Genoa is 306 km. The road distance is 454.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 6 h 27 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Bern to Genoa, including transfers.

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

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Bern to Genoa 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 Genoa is to train which takes 6 h 27 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 27 - SFr 50 and takes 7 h.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 191.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Bern to Genoa via Brig and Milano Centrale in around 6 h 27 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bern to Genoa 4 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h. Domo Reisen also services this route twice a week.

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
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

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 Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
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 Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
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 Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Autoticino
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
autoticino.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport - Terminal 1 to Genova - Piazza della Vittoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Schedules at
autoticino.com

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

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Bern to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Genova Brignole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Genoa is 454 km. It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to drive from Bern to Genoa.

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Book your Bern to Genoa bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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