There are 3 ways to get from Bern to Rhine Falls by train, bus or car

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Train, line 33 train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Winterthur 1 / ...
  2. Take the line 33 train from Winterthur to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall 33

$55 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Zurich K288
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Neuhausen Rheinfall 9

$25 - $51

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Rhine Falls 92.3 miles

$19 - $28

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Bern to Rhine Falls. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall via Winterthur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Bern and Rhine Falls is 120 km. The road distance is 147.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Rhine Falls without a car is to train and line 33 train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Bern to Rhine Falls, including transfers.

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

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Bern to Rhine Falls train services, operated by Thurbo, arrive at Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Rhine Falls is 148 km. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from Bern to Rhine Falls.

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There are 215+ hotels available in Rhine Falls. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Rhine Falls.
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  • Distance: 74.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Rhine Falls, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bern to Rhine Falls via Winterthur and Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall in around 2 h 12 min.

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 Winterthur
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Neuhausen Rheinfall
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Winterthur to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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