There are 11 ways to get from Bordeaux to Bern 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  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB Tgv
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...

$262 - $317

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Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Bern

$65 - $150

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Train via Lausanne  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern 1 / ...

$234 - $289

Bus, train  •  16 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Basel City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...

$73 - $116

Drive  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Bern 536.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 40 min

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

$85 - $312

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 49 min

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

$162 - $422

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 20 min

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

$87 - $277

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Strasbourg (SXB) BOD - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$125 - $396

Fly to Lyon, train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Lyon (LYS) BOD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Bern

$123 - $274

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  8 h 53 min

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

$117 - $307

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux and arriving at Bern. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Bern is 664 km. The road distance is 858.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bern without a car is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Bordeaux to Bern, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Bordeaux station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bern is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Bern is 858 km. It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to drive from Bordeaux to Bern.

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easyJet offers flights from Bordeaux Airport to Basel Airport.

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  • Distance: 414.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Bern via Paris Montparnasse, Gare Montparnasse, Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Basel SBB in around 8 h 2 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Bordeaux to Bern 3 times a week. Tickets cost $65 - $150 and the journey takes 14 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $440
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$130 - $180
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 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 Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Domodossola to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bordeaux to Bern
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Bordeaux City Centre to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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