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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

216 Weekly Trains
1h 44m Average Duration
SFr 50 Cheapest Price
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Geneva → Bern
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Regional restriction measures in place
Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

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Yes, travel within Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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 subject to regional advice.

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: 3 Oct 2022
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 10 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 30 - SFr 50.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Bern. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 5m.

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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 44m.

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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 44m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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The train from Genève to Bern takes 1h 44m 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 44m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 5 - SFr 13 and takes 3h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Bern.
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  • Distance: 129.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 44m

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 44m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Bern 5 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 10 - SFr 13 and the journey takes 3h 5m. RegioJet also services this route once a week.

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 44m
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Bern
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
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.
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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 5 - SFr 8
Website
RegioJet
Other operators
Blablacar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Berne
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 10
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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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 50+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at SFr 100 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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