There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Bernese Highlands by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 15 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West 61 / ...

SFr 68 - SFr 121

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Fribourg N799 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fribourg to Interlaken, Interlaken West 417

SFr 18 - SFr 22

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Train via Fribourg  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Fribourg/Freiburg 15 / ...
  2. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Thun 1

SFr 73 - SFr 126

Drive  •  2h 19m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Bernese Highlands 218.8 km

SFr 27 - SFr 40

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Bernese Highlands is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 23 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Bernese Highlands is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Bernese Highlands. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken West via Fribourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Bernese Highlands. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Interlaken West via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 33m.

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The distance between Geneva and Bernese Highlands is 140 km. The road distance is 218.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Bernese Highlands without a car is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Geneva to Bernese Highlands, including transfers.

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

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

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What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Bernese Highlands, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Geneva to Bernese Highlands via Bern and Interlaken West in around 3h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Bernese Highlands via Fribourg and Interlaken, Interlaken West in around 4h 45m.

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.

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Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 29
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 7
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
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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 Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Fribourg to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Geneva to Bernese Highlands is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 23 and takes 4h 45m.

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Geneva to Bernese Highlands bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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Geneva to Bernese Highlands train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Interlaken West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Bernese Highlands is 219 km. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Geneva to Bernese Highlands.

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There are 1172+ hotels available in Bernese Highlands. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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