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

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Train via Basel

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Montbéliard

2 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Bern to Biel/Bienne
  2. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Meroux

Drive

  1. Drive from Bern to Montbéliard

Bern to Montbéliard by train

The train journey time between Bern and Montbéliard is around 4h 19m and covers a distance of around 200 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 8m. The fastest train normally takes 2h 43m. Services are operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Sbb and others. Typically 87 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 10m
Layover time:
2h 8m
Total time:
4h 19m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 43m
Train distance:
200 km
Trains per week:
87
Cheapest price:
€55
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:36
Last train departs at:
23:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bern to Montbéliard train schedules

Switzerland → France
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International entry into France from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Montbéliard is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Montbéliard is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Montbéliard is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Montbéliard is to bus which costs SFr 16 - SFr 21 and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Montbéliard is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 1h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Montbéliard. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Montbéliard via Freiburg Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Montbéliard. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Montbéliard via Basel Sbb, Mulhouse Ville and Belfort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 19m.

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The distance between Bern and Montbéliard is 79 km. The road distance is 130.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Montbéliard without a car is to train via Basel which takes 3h 19m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Bern to Montbéliard, including transfers.

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Bern to Montbéliard bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from Bern station.

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Bern to Montbéliard 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 Montbéliard is to train via Basel which takes 3h 19m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 16 - SFr 21 and takes 5h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Montbéliard.
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  • Distance: 79.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Montbéliard, France?

You can take a train from Bern to Montbéliard via Basel Sbb, Mulhouse Ville, and Belfort in around 3h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Montbéliard via Freiburg Hauptbahnhof in around 5h 45m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mulhouse to Belfort
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Biel/Bienne to Meroux
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€28 - €40
1st Class
€55 - €75
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Bern to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Montbéliard
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Freiburg, Busbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Freiburg to Montbéliard
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Bern to Montbéliard bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Montbéliard station.

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Bern to Montbéliard train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Belfort station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Montbéliard is 130 km. It takes approximately 1h 48m to drive from Bern to Montbéliard.

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