There are 9 ways to get from Copenhagen to Bern by plane, train, bus, night train 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.

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Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 40 min

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

$110 - $325

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Bus  •  23 h

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB N98
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Bern 222 / ...

$88 - $144

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 29 min

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

$127 - $365

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 41 min

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

$107 - $295

Train via Basel SBB  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Ice
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$258 - $313

Train  •  15 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bern Ec

$276 - $416

Bus, night train, train  •  18 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg X73 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Station
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$134 - $212

Drive, train  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Lüneburg
  2. Take the train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Bern

$259 - $389

Drive  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Bern 859.5 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Bern is to bus which costs 550 kr - 950 kr and takes 23 h.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Bern is to fly and train which costs 800 kr - 2400 kr and takes 5 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen to Bern. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Bern via Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Bern. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Bern via Hamburg Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 25 min.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Bern is 1033 km. The road distance is 1375.2 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Bern without a car is to train which takes 13 h 25 min and costs 1600 kr - 2000 kr.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Copenhagen to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Bern.
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  • Distance: 645.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Bern via Hamburg Hbf and Basel SBB in around 13 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Copenhagen to Bern via Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB in around 23 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
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 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 Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$177
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$177
First
$295
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
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 Copenhagen to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Bern
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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