How to get from Florence to Bern

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bern Eurocity / ...

$80 - $145

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Zurich 527
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Berne Ouibus

$38 - $62

7 alternative options

Train via Brig  •  6 h

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

$89 - $165

Bus Globtour  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from FIRENZE-Autostazione Sita to MILANO-Milano Lampugnano Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Bern P+R Neufeld

$45 - $63

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 Basel, train  •  6 h 45 min

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

$139 - $502

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 Venice, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 3 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

$124 - $430

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

You can take a train from Florence to Bern via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Bern via Zurich in around 9 h 46 min.

Airlines
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 Florence to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Florence to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Florence to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Florence to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Florence to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
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 - $50
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bern
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 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
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from FIRENZE-Autostazione Sita to MILANO-Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Bern P+R Neufeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
globtour.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Florence and Bern is 461 km. The road distance is 659 km.

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Bern is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Florence to Bern is to fly and train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 95€ - 370€.

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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Bern. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Berne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 46 min.

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