There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Bern by train, bus, rideshare or car
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Take the train from Genève to Bern
Take the bus from Geneva to Bern
Take the rideshare from Genève to Berne
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.
Train route information
First and last trains
The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Geneva to Bern train schedules
Trains departing Friday, September 17, 2021
Trains departing Saturday, September 18, 2021
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Rules to follow in Switzerland
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Regional restriction measures in place
COVID-19 help in Switzerland
Frequently Asked Questions
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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
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.
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
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Bern is to rideshare which costs SFr 11 and takes 2h 8m.
The fastest way to get from Geneva to Bern is to drive which takes 1h 41m and costs SFr 19 - SFr 28.
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.
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.
The distance between Geneva and Bern is 130 km. The road distance is 159.5 km.
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.
The train from Genève to Bern takes 1h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.
Geneva to Bern bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.
Geneva to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.
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.
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.
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.
Train from Genève to Bern
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 45m
- Estimated price
- SFr 50 - SFr 95
- Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).
Bus from Geneva to Bern
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 55m
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- SFr 12 - SFr 15
Frequently asked questions
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.
Rideshare from Genève to Berne
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 8m
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- SFr 11
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More Questions & Answers
Geneva to Bern bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bern station.
Geneva to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bern station.
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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