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There are 10 ways to get from Bern to Rome by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Milano Centrale Eurocity
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$104 - $198

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Bus  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Milan, Milan 437 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station N524 / ...

$53 - $96

8 alternative options

Train via Brig  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Brig 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$101 - $201

Bus, bus and ferry  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Zurich K288
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Rome

$70 - $91

Drive  •  9h 9m

  1. Drive from Bern to Rome 584.2 miles

$140 - $210

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 17m

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

$100 - $384

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6h 16m

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

$97 - $307

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO

$129 - $384

Train, train to Milan Linate, fly  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Brig
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale
  3. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO) LIN - FCO

$114 - $317

Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 29m

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

$105 - $396

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Rome is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 100 and takes 14h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Rome is to train and fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 390 and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Rome. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Rome via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Rome. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Roma Termini via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 38m.

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The distance between Bern and Rome is 690 km. The road distance is 934.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Rome without a car is to train which takes 6h 38m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 6h 38m to get from Bern to Rome, including transfers.

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

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Bern to Rome 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 Rome is to train which takes 6h 38m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 100 and takes 14h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Rome.
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  • Distance: 431 miles
  • Duration: 6h 38m

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Rome, Italy?

You can take a train from Bern to Rome via Milano Centrale in around 6h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Rome via Milan, Milan, Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station, and Tiburtina F.s. in around 14h 15m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Iran Air
Website
iranair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Bern P+R Neufeld to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
globtour.com
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Baltour
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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Bern to Rome bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Rome station.

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Bern to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Rome is 935 km. It takes approximately 9h 9m to drive from Bern to Rome.

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