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

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Train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...

$107 - $169

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Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Genoa, Genoa N546
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Bern N506

$40 - $72

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Luzern
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Bern 15

$76 - $122

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Bern 412 miles

$95 - $150

Fly Florence to Zurich, train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$116 - $432

Fly Florence to Geneva, train  •  5 h 51 min

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

$96 - $337

Train to Pisa, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Basel (BSL) PSA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$89 - $433

Train to Venice, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$122 - $460

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Bern is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Bern is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 380€ and takes 4 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Bern. However, there are services departing from Florence, Florence and arriving at Bern via Genoa, Genoa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Bern. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.Maria Novella and arriving at Bern via Milano Centrale and Brig. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 47 min.

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The distance between Florence and Bern is 461 km. The road distance is 659.1 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Bern without a car is to train which takes 5 h 47 min and costs 90€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Florence to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Florence to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Bern is to train which takes 5 h 47 min and costs 90€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Florence to Bern bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bern station.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Bern.
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  • Distance: 287.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Florence to Bern via Milano Centrale and Brig in around 5 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Bern via Genoa, Genoa in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Florence to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Florence to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Pisa to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pisa to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 Luzern to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
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
$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 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
Trenitalia
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Bern
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Firenze to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Luzern Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
globtour.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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