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There are 9 ways to get from Bern to Paris by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB Ic61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

106€ - 184€

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Bus  •  10h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Paris N729 / ...

72€ - 103€

7 alternative options

Train via Danjoutin  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Meroux Re
  2. Take the train from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

156€ - 283€

Drive  •  5h 55m

  1. Drive from Bern to Paris Gallieni 561.5 km

60€ - 90€

Train to Zurich, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Paris CDG (CDG) ZRH - CDG

100€ - 289€

Train to Geneva, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris CDG (CDG) GVA - CDG

117€ - 271€

Train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 13m

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

104€ - 287€

Train to Geneva, fly to Paris Orly  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Orly (ORY) GVA - ORY

103€ - 254€

Train to Geneva, fly to Paris Le Bourget Apt  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) GVA - LBG

3050€ - 7087€

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Paris is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Paris is to train which costs SFr 110 - SFr 210 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Paris. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Paris via Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Paris. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon via Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Bern and Paris is 435 km. The road distance is 561.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Paris without a car is to train which takes 5h and costs SFr 110 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Bern to Paris, including transfers.

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Bern to Paris bus services, operated by Iberocoach, depart from Bern station.

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Bern to Paris 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 Paris is to train which takes 5h and costs SFr 110 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 120 and takes 10h 21m.

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  • Distance: 435 km
  • Duration: 5h

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

You can take a train from Bern to Paris Bercy via Basel Sbb in around 5h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Paris Bercy via Lyon Perrache in around 10h 21m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Paris Le Bourget Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3000€ - 7000€
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 Biel/Bienne to Meroux
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
120€ - 220€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
1st Class
55€ - 75€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 100€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bern to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Lyon Perrache to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Bern to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Paris is 562 km. It takes approximately 5h 55m to drive from Bern to Paris.

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Air France and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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