There are 4 ways to get from Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee) by train, bus or car

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Train, line 15 train  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 8 / ...
  2. Take the line 15 train from Zürich HB to Jona 15 / ...

SFr 52 - SFr 92

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Bus, line 15 train  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Zurich K288 / ...
  2. Take the line 15 train from Zürich HB to Jona 15 / ...

SFr 30 - SFr 62

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Bern to Wolhusen 131-Y
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Rapperswil 1-Y

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee) 164.9 km

SFr 21 - SFr 35

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee) is to drive which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee) is to train and line 15 train which costs SFr 50 - SFr 95 and takes 1h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee). However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Jona via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 39m.

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The distance between Bern and Obersee (Zürichsee) is 110 km. The road distance is 164.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee) without a car is to train and line 15 train which takes 1h 39m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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It takes approximately 1h 39m to get from Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee), including transfers.

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Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Jona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee) is 165 km. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee).

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There are 191+ hotels available in Obersee (Zürichsee). Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee).
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  • Distance: 110.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 39m

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Obersee (Zürichsee), Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bern to Obersee (Zürichsee) via Zürich HB in around 1h 39m.

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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Jona
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 20
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Wolhusen
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Rapperswil
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Bern to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Zürich, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines FR
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Berne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 17
Website
alsa.com
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Zürich, Carparkplatz am Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Schedules at
eurobus.sk

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