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There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Bern by train, bus, rideshare or car

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  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern

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  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Bern

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  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Berne

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  1. Drive from Geneva to Bern

Geneva to Bern by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Bern is around 1h 50m and covers a distance of around 156 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 44m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Geneva to Bern train service departs from Genève and arrives in Bern. Typically 250 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
1h 50m
Fastest train time:
1h 44m
Train distance:
156 km
Trains per week:
250
Cheapest price:
SFr 50
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:42
Last train departs at:
20:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Bern train schedules

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COVID-19 help in Switzerland

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 0041 58 463 00 00

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bern is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bern is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bern is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

Last updated: 13 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Bern is to rideshare which costs SFr 11 and takes 2h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Geneva to Bern is to drive which takes 1h 41m and costs SFr 19 - SFr 28.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Bern. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genève and arriving at Bern. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Geneva and Bern is 130 km. The road distance is 159.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Bern without a car is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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The train from Genève to Bern takes 1h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Geneva to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Bern is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 6 - SFr 15 and takes 2h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Bern.
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  • Distance: 129.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Bern, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Genève to Bern hourly. Tickets cost SFr 50 - SFr 95 and the journey takes 1h 45m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Bern once daily. Tickets cost SFr 12 - SFr 15 and the journey takes 2h 55m. Two other operators also service this route.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Geneva to Bern
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Bern Car Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Website
RegioJet
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Berne
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Bern is 159 km. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Geneva to Bern.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Geneva and Bern. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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