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There are 6 ways to get from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Pflach Rb

$120 - $213

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Munich, Munich central bus station 106
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein 163

$30 - $52

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Train via Lindau Hbf  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lindau Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Lindau Hbf to Kaufbeuren Re
  4. Take the train from Kaufbeuren to Füssen Rb / ...

$131 - $223

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle 225 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Zurich, fly, bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein

$136 - $391

Train to Basel, fly, bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  3. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein

$106 - $323

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Schwangau Neuschwanstein via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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The distance between Bern and Neuschwanstein Castle is 258 km. The road distance is 360 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle without a car is to train which takes 7 h 43 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 7 h 35 min to get from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle is to train which takes 7 h 35 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Schwangau Neuschwanstein station.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle.
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  • Distance: 161.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 35 min

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany?

You can take a train from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle via Zürich Flughafen, Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf, and Pflach in around 7 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle via Munich, Munich central bus station and Schwangau Neuschwanstein in around 9 h 20 min.

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 Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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 Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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 Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Pflach
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lindau Hbf to Kaufbeuren
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaufbeuren to Füssen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
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 Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Schwangau Neuschwanstein
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle is 360 km. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Bern to Neuschwanstein Castle.

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FlexFlight ApS, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 1111+ hotels available in Neuschwanstein Castle. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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