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There are 6 ways to get from Bern to Innsbruck 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 27 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...

$86 - $157

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Innsbruck

$35 - $45

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Fribourg to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 1921

$42 - $68

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Innsbruck 257.6 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf

$172 - $435

Train to Basel, fly to Innsbruck  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Innsbruck (INN) BSL - INN

$144 - $567

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Innsbruck is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Innsbruck is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bern and arriving at Innsbruck. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Innsbruck Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Bern and Innsbruck is 301 km. The road distance is 412.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Innsbruck without a car is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Bern to Innsbruck, including transfers.

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Bern to Innsbruck bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Bern station.

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Bern to Innsbruck 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 Innsbruck is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 7 h.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Innsbruck.
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  • Distance: 188 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Innsbruck, Austria?

You can take a train from Bern to Innsbruck via Zürich HB in around 5 h 27 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Bern to Innsbruck twice a week. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bern to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Fribourg to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Bern to Innsbruck bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Innsbruck station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Innsbruck is 412 km. It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to drive from Bern to Innsbruck.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 1321+ hotels available in Innsbruck. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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