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There are 7 ways to get from Innsbruck to Bern by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

$94 - $165

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck to Bern

$35 - $45

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Bus, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich N391 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

$57 - $102

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Bern 257 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Innsbruck to Basel, train  •  4 h 47 min

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

$125 - $490

Fly Innsbruck to Zurich, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Zurich (ZRH) INN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$117 - $450

Train to Munich, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$142 - $368

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The cheapest way to get from Innsbruck to Bern is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Innsbruck to Bern is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Innsbruck and arriving at Bern. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Innsbruck to Bern. However, there are services departing from Innsbruck Hbf and arriving at Bern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 min.

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The distance between Innsbruck and Bern is 301 km. The road distance is 411.2 km.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Bern without a car is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs 80€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Innsbruck to Bern, including transfers.

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Innsbruck to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Innsbruck station.

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Innsbruck to Bern train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Innsbruck Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Bern is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs 80€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 7 h.

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Map of how to get from Innsbruck to Bern.
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  • Distance: 188 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between Innsbruck, Austria and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Bern via Zürich HB in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Innsbruck to Bern twice a week. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Innsbruck to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Basel via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Innsbruck to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to Bern
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Innsbruck Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Innsbruck to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Bern station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Innsbruck to Bern is 411 km. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Innsbruck to Bern.

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Transavia Holland, KLM, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Innsbruck Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Innsbruck Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs 14€ - 18€.

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