There are 8 ways to get from Bucharest to Bern by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Zurich (ZRH) OTP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$126 - $322

Cheapest option

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Basel (BSL) OTP - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$94 - $377

6 alternative options

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9 h 40 min

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

$94 - $323

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  9 h 54 min

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

$102 - $277

Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  28 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Bern

$130 - $170

Train  •  29 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

$277 - $452

Bus FlixBus  •  33 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Bern 1921

$111 - $191

Drive  •  19 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Bern 1205.6 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Bern is to bus which costs $130 - $170 and takes 28 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Bern is to fly and train which costs $120 - $330 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucuresti and arriving at Bern. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Bern. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Bern via Wien Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 26 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Bern is 1472 km. The road distance is 1928.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bern without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 13 min and costs $130 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Bucharest to Bern, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Bern bus services, operated by Vito Reisen & Transporte AG, depart from Bucuresti station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Bern.
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  • Distance: 920.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Bern, Switzerland?

Vito Reisen & Transporte AG operates a bus from Bucharest to Bern once daily, and the journey takes 28 h 13 min. Eurolines CH also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Bern via Wien Hbf and Zürich HB in around 29 h 26 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $190
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
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 Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Domodossola to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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
$40 - $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
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Bucuresti to Bern
Ave. Duration
28 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bucharest to Bern
Ave. Duration
33 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Book at
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 Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Bern
Ave. Duration
32 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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