There are 9 ways to get from Bern to Paris 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  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

114€ - 170€

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Bus  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine N799

30€ - 45€

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Train, bus  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Paris

64€ - 130€

Drive  •  5h 56m

  1. Drive from Bern to Paris Gallieni 559.1 km

65€ - 100€

Train to Mulhouse, fly to Paris Orly  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Mulhouse (MLH) to Paris Orly (ORY) MLH - ORY

108€ - 388€

Train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 14m

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

97€ - 365€

Train to Zurich, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 11m

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

96€ - 283€

Train to Geneva, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 56m

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

103€ - 335€

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

94€ - 268€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Paris is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 10h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Paris is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 420 and takes 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bern and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. Services depart four times a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10h 5m.

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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 2m.

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The distance between Bern and Paris is 435 km. The road distance is 559.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Paris without a car is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Bern to Paris, including transfers.

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Bern to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 2m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 10h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Paris.
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  • Distance: 435 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

You can take a train from Bern to Paris Bercy via Basel SBB and Basel Sbb in around 5h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bern to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 4 times a week. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 10h 5m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 300€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 440€
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 440€
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
410€ - 2500€
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 Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
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
3 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
3 times a day
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 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 100€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Paris
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 70€
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eurolines.ch
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Bern to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 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 559 km. It takes approximately 5h 56m to drive from Bern to Paris.

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Air France offers flights from Mulhouse Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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Book your Bern to Paris bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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