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
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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
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
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Bern is to rideshare which costs SFr 10 and takes 2h 8m.
The fastest way to get from Geneva to Bern is to drive which takes 1h 41m and costs SFr 30 - SFr 50.
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.
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.
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 44m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.
The train from Genève to Bern takes 1h 44m 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 44m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 5 - SFr 13 and takes 3h 5m.
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.
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 44m
- 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
- 3h 5m
- 5 times a day
- Estimated price
- SFr 10 - SFr 13
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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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