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There are 4 ways to get from Bern to Zürich by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$40 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Zurich K288

$4 - $12

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berne to Zurich 76.8 miles

$9

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Zürich 77.1 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Zürich is to bus which costs SFr 4 - SFr 12 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Zürich is to train which costs SFr 40 - SFr 75 and takes 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bern and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bern and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between Bern and Zürich is 95 km. The road distance is 123.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 75.

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The train from Bern to Zürich HB takes 56 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Bern to Zürich 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 Zürich is to train which takes 56 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 4 - SFr 12 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 59.7 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Bern to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 56 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bern to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 30 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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.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.

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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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Bern to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Zürich is 123 km. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Bern to Zürich.

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Book your Bern to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 506+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bern and Zürich. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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