There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bern by train, bus, night train, 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.

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Train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bern Ice

$100 - $180

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Bern 322 / ...

$25 - $45

6 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$89 - $182

Night train, train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Basel SBB Station Nj 401
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$66 - $105

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bern 263.6 miles

$55 - $80

Fly to Basel, train  •  3 h 35 min

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

$119 - $355

Fly to Zurich, train  •  3 h 39 min

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

$136 - $355

Fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 46 min

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

$131 - $360

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bern is to bus which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bern is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 320€ and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Bern is 364 km. The road distance is 421.7 km.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bern takes 4 h 6 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Bern. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Bern. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 6 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Bern bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Jena Paradies station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bern.
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  • Distance: 227.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Bern, Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Bern 4 times a day. Tickets cost $100 - $180 and the journey takes 4 h 6 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Bern 4 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 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
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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