• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Bern by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  6 h

  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 / ...

$108 - $170

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Firenze to Como
  2. Take the bus from Como to Bern 437 / ...

$43 - $60

7 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the night bus from Florenz A1 to Lainate
  2. Take the bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Bern

$92 - $132

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 - $332

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Milano Central station to Milan Malpensa Airport
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$149 - $404

Train to Venice, fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL) VCE - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$115 - $439

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Bern is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 39 min.

More details

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

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Bern. However, there are services departing from Firenze and arriving at Bern via Como. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 39 min.

More details

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 6 h.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Florence to Bern without a car is to train which takes 6 h and costs 90€ - 150€.

More details

It takes approximately 6 h to get from Florence to Bern, including transfers.

More details

Florence to Bern bus services, operated by Calanda Viaggi, depart from Florenz A1 station.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Florence to Bern is to train which takes 6 h and costs 90€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 39 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Florence to Bern.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 287.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Bern via Como and Como in around 10 h 39 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Florence to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Florence to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Florence to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
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
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Florence to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Florence to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 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
Hourly
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

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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$43 - $46
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$43 - $46
First
$66
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 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
59 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 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Firenze to Como
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
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 Como to Bern
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Night bus from Florenz A1 to Lainate
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milano Central station to Milan Malpensa Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $10
Schedules at
terravision.eu

Want to know more about travelling around Switzerland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

Search flights

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

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Bern is 659 km. It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to drive from Florence to Bern.

Get driving directions

Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Florence Airport to Zurich Airport.

Search flights

There are 160+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

More details

Where to next?