There are 10 ways to get from Ghent 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.

Recommended option

Train via Paris Est  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Midi Ic
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$245 - $377

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Gent to Luxembourg
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Metz
  3. Take the bus from Metz to Strasbourg
  4. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Bern 221 / ...

$39 - $79

8 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Midi Ic
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Strasbourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$205 - $287

Train, bus  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nord Ic
  2. Take the bus from Brussels North to Basel
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$94 - $162

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Bern 437.2 miles

$90 - $140

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$97 - $340

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$134 - $375

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$109 - $290

Train to Brussels, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Strasbourg (SXB) BRU - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$169 - $450

Train to Antwerp, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen Centraal
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Zurich (ZRH) ANR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$112 - $490

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Ghent to Bern via Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 7 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Bern via Luxembourg, Metz, and Strasbourg in around 12 h 32 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.force3.be
Flights from Antwerp to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Gent St Pieters to Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$23 - $26
1st Class
$32 - $36
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $290
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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
$45 - $80
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
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Luxembourg to Metz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Metz to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Metz to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Strasbourg to Bern
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Štrasburk, Place de l'Étoile to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ghent to Bern?

The distance between Ghent and Bern is 531 km. The road distance is 699 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ghent to Bern?

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Bern is to bus which costs 30€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 32 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ghent to Bern?

The quickest way to get from Ghent to Bern is to train and fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 100€ - 310€.

Is there a direct train between Ghent and Bern?

No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Bern. However, there are services departing from Gent St Pieters and arriving at Bern via Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 46 min.

Is there a direct bus between Ghent and Bern?

No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Bern. However, there are services departing from Gent and arriving at Bern via Luxembourg, Metz and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 32 min.

How long does it take to get from Ghent to Bern?

It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Ghent to Bern, including transfers.