There are 4 ways to get from Lausanne to Bern by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern 15 / ...

SFr 35 - SFr 65

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Rideshare  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lausanne to Berne 104.6 km

SFr 7

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Bern 475 / ...

SFr 8 - SFr 22

Drive  •  1h 9m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Bern 103.6 km

SFr 13 - SFr 19

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Bern is to rideshare which costs SFr 7 and takes 1h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Bern is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 19 and takes 1h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Bern. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Bern. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 12m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Bern is 79 km. The road distance is 103.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Bern without a car is to train which takes 1h 12m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 65.

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The train from Lausanne to Bern takes 1h 12m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Lausanne to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lausanne station.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Bern is to train which takes 1h 12m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 8 - SFr 22 and takes 1h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Bern.
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  • Distance: 78.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 12m

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Bern, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Bern hourly. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 65 and the journey takes 1h 12m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Bern hourly. Tickets cost SFr 8 - SFr 11 and the journey takes 1h 20m. Eurolines FR also services this route 4 times a week.

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.

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Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lausanne to Bern, Neufeld
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
Eurolines FR
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lausanne to Berne
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 7
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blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Bern is 104 km. It takes approximately 1h 9m to drive from Lausanne to Bern.

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There are 196+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lausanne and Bern. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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