There are 12 ways to get from Linz to Bern by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 44 min

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

$140 - $239

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Bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz to Bern 1921

$55 - $95

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Train via Feldkirch  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Feldkirch Rj
  2. Take the train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

$137 - $236

Train EuroNight  •  14 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Horni Dvoriste Os / ...
  2. Take the train from Horni Dvoriste to Zürich HB En
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

Drive  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Linz to Bern 428 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Linz to Basel, train  •  7 h 11 min

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

$194 - $729

Fly Linz to Zurich, train  •  6 h 55 min

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

$131 - $639

Train, train to Munich, fly to Basel  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Plattling
  2. Take the train from Plattling to Freising
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$157 - $397

Train, train to Munich, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Plattling
  2. Take the train from Plattling to Freising
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$184 - $467

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

  1. Take the train from Linz/Donau Hbf to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$174 - $428

Train to Vienna, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zurich (ZRH) VIE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$129 - $365

Train to Vienna, fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Basel (BSL) VIE - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$157 - $425

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Linz and arriving at Bern. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Linz to Bern. However, there are services departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Bern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 44 min.

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The distance between Linz and Bern is 534 km. The road distance is 684.8 km.

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The best way to get from Linz to Bern without a car is to train which takes 7 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Linz to Bern, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Linz to Bern is to train which takes 7 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 15 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Linz to Bern.
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  • Distance: 333.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Linz to Bern via Zürich HB in around 7 h 44 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Linz to Bern once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $95 and the journey takes 10 h 15 min. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Linz to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Linz to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Hannover
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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 Linz Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Horni Dvoriste
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Plattling
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
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 Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
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
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Horni Dvoriste to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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 Plattling to Freising
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Linz/Donau Hbf to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Linz to Bern
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Bern
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Linz to Bern is 685 km. It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to drive from Linz to Bern.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Linz Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Linz to Bern bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Linz to Linz Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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