There are 10 ways to get from Ghent to Bern by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train via Paris Est  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/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 Ice / ...

$242 - $371

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Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Brussels, Brussels-North station 1753
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bern N506

$38 - $70

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Train  •  12 h

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Luxembourg Ic
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville Ter
  4. Take the train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  6. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...

$125 - $200

Train, bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord Ic
  2. Take the bus from Brussels North to Basel
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...

$88 - $152

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Bern 437.2 miles

$90 - $140

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$95 - $334

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$127 - $374

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$107 - $289

Night bus to Lille Lesquin, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the night bus from Ghent to Lille
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Strasbourg (SXB) LIL - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$142 - $501

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Basel  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$104 - $307

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No, there is no direct bus from Ghent to Bern. However, there are services departing from Ghent and arriving at Bern via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Bern. However, there are services departing from Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Bern via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 49 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Bern is 531 km. The road distance is 699.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Bern without a car is to train which takes 8 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 49 min to get from Ghent to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Ghent to Bern train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Bern is to train which takes 8 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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  • Distance: 331.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Ghent to Bern via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 8 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ghent to Bern via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 10 h 55 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 15 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
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
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 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
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 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
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Ghent to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bern
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Ghent to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Bern is 699 km. It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to drive from Ghent to Bern.

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Brussels Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Basel Airport.

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