There are 8 ways to get from Genoa to Bern by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...

$108 - $156

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Bern N506

$27 - $50

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Train via Genova Brignole  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...

$89 - $139

Bus, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza della Vittoria to Malpensa Airport - Terminal 1
  2. Take the bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Bern Ece / ...

$104 - $194

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Genoa to Bern 283.8 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$111 - $331

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$145 - $395

Fly Genoa to Basel, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Basel (BSL) GOA - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$134 - $563

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genoa, Genoa and arriving at Bern. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Genoa to Bern. However, there are services departing from Genova Piazza Principe and arriving at Bern via Milano Centrale and Brig. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Genoa and Bern is 306 km. The road distance is 454 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Bern without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Genoa to Bern, including transfers.

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Genoa to Bern bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Genoa, Genoa station.

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Genoa to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Genova Piazza Principe station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Bern is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Genoa to Bern bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bern station.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Bern.
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  • Distance: 191.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between Genoa, Italy and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Genoa to Bern via Milano Centrale and Brig in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Genoa to Bern 5 times a week. Tickets cost $27 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h. Domo Reisen also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Genoa to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Genoa to Basel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Genoa to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Genoa to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Genoa to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$43 - $46
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$43 - $46
First
$66
Train from Domodossola to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Bern
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Bern
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Autoticino
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
autoticino.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza della Vittoria to Malpensa Airport - Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Schedules at
autoticino.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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Genoa to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Bern is 454 km. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Genoa to Bern.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Genoa to Bern bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Genoa Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs .

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