There are 9 ways to get from Bologna to Bern by train, bus and ferry, 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  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...

$84 - $150

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bern 417

$29 - $60

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Bus and ferry, train  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Luzern
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Bern 15

$74 - $116

Drive  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Bern 358.5 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Bologna to Basel, train  •  7 h 5 min

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

$129 - $433

Train to Florence, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH) FLR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$123 - $458

Train to Venice, fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL) VCE - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$100 - $454

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Porta Garibaldi
  2. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$144 - $395

Train to Venice, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$107 - $444

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Bern. However, there are services departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Bern via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Bern. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Bern via Milano Centrale and Brig. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Bern is 407 km. The road distance is 573.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bern without a car is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Bologna to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Bologna to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bern is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Bern.
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  • Distance: 254.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Bologna to Bern via Milano Centrale and Brig in around 5 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bologna to Bern via Milan, Milan in around 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Bologna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $300
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bologna to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Train operators
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 Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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 Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $25
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Luzern
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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eurolines.ch
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 Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bern
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Bologna to Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Bern P+R Neufeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
globtour.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Bern is 574 km. It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to drive from Bologna to Bern.

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Vueling Airlines, Air France, British Airways and six other airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Bologna to Bern bus tickets online with FlixBus, Distribusion and two other operators.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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