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There are 7 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 40 min

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

$121 - $322

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) OTP - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Bern

$91 - $268

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Fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 1 min

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

$94 - $372

Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  28 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Bern

$130 - $170

Train  •  29 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Brasov to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB Rj
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

$243 - $399

Bus FlixBus  •  33 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Câmpina
  2. Take the bus from Sinaia, Sinaia to Bern 1921

$100 - $180

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 40 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 Brasov, Budapest-Keleti and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 38 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 40 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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Bucharest to Bern train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bern is to bus which takes 28 h 13 min and costs $130 - $170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $240 - $400 and takes 29 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Bern.
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  • Distance: 920.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 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 Brasov, Budapest-Keleti, and Zürich HB in around 29 h 38 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 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 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $190
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 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
$40 - $80
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 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 Gallarate to Bern
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Brasov to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
13 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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
Autogara Com Cord Group
Phone
0244 337 541
Email
office@autogaracom.ro
Website
autogaracom.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Câmpina
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
autogaracom.ro
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sinaia, Sinaia to Bern
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Bucharest to Bern bus services, operated by Vito Reisen & Transporte AG, arrive at Bern station.

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Bern is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 4:11 PM in Bucharest and 3:11 PM in Bern.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Bern is 1929 km. It takes approximately 19 h 48 min to drive from Bucharest to Bern.

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Swiss, Air Serbia, Eurowings and four other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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