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

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Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...

$50 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld RegioJet

$6 - $8

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Berne 99.4 miles

$12

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Bern 100 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Bern is to bus which costs SFr 6 - SFr 8 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Bern is to drive which costs SFr 20 - SFr 30 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere and arriving at Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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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 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Bern is 130 km. The road distance is 160.1 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Bern without a car is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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The train from Genève to Bern takes 1 h 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Geneva to Bern bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere 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 1 h 44 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 6 - SFr 8 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Geneva to Bern bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld 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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Map of how to get from Geneva to Bern.
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  • Distance: 81 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Bern hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Geneva to Bern 3 times a week. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
2 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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