There are 5 ways to get from Grenoble to Bern by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Geneva - Airport Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern 1 / ...

$56 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Bern 1921

$24 - $45

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Genève
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...

$85 - $152

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Bern 189.1 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$140 - $286

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Bern is to bus which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Bern is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Grenoble and arriving at Bern. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Bern. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Bern via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between Grenoble and Bern is 238 km. The road distance is 302.5 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Bern without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 38 min and costs 45€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Grenoble to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Grenoble to Bern train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Bern is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs 70€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Bern.
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  • Distance: 148.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Bern via Genève in around 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Grenoble to Bern once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
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 Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Geneva - Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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