There are 10 ways to get from Brussels 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.

Recommended option

Train via Paris Est  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$238 - $355

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Liège Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Liège to Bern N506

$39 - $66

8 alternative options

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bern Ec

$189 - $309

Bus Eurolines CH  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Berne Ouibus

$57 - $86

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Bern 396.7 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Brussels to Basel, train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$78 - $331

Fly Brussels to Zurich, train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$110 - $371

Fly Brussels to Geneva, train  •  5 h 56 min

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

$90 - $286

Fly Brussels to Strasbourg, train  •  5 h 29 min

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

$149 - $435

Fly Antwerp to Zurich, train  •  6 h 18 min

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

$101 - $484

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bern is to bus which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Bern is to fly and train which costs 90€ - 320€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Bern is 489 km. The road distance is 634.7 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from Brussels to Bern, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Bern. However, there are services departing from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station and arriving at Bern via Liège. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Bern. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Bern via Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 48 min.

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What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Brussels to Bern via Paris-Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 6 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Bern via Liège in around 10 h.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $240
Website
bahn.de
SNCF
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 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
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
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Liège
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Basel City Center to Berne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Liège to Bern
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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