There are 13 ways to get from Liverpool to Bern by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Strasbourg  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  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 / ...

$338 - $654

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Bus  •  23 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels, Brussels-North station 815
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bern

$68 - $134

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Train  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Neuchâtel Tgv
  4. Take the train from Neuchâtel to Bern

$303 - $556

Train, bus  •  26 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  3. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
  4. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Geneva - Bus station
  5. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...

$143 - $230

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  6. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Bern

$453 - $572

Drive, carferry  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bern

$197 - $287

Train to Manchester, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Basel (BSL) MAN - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$88 - $301

Train to Manchester, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Zurich (ZRH) MAN - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$130 - $321

Train to Manchester, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Geneva (GVA) MAN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$100 - $256

Train to Birmingham, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Zurich (ZRH) BHX - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$158 - $418

Fly Liverpool to Geneva, train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Geneva (GVA) LPL - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$90 - $373

Train to London City, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$229 - $583

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Basel, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Basel (BSL) LHR - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$231 - $517

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Bern. However, there are services departing from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and arriving at Bern via London and Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Bern. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Bern via London St. Pancras International, Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 44 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Bern is 645 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Bern without a car is to train which takes 10 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 44 min to get from Liverpool to Bern, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Bern bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Liverpool to Bern train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Bern is to train which takes 10 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 23 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Bern.
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  • Distance: 644.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 44 min

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Liverpool to Bern via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 10 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Bern via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 23 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from London City to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Liverpool to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Liverpool to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Exeter
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
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
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 Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Neuchâtel to Bern
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 London to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
regiojet.com
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 London to Paris Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Bern is 1 h ahead of Liverpool. It is currently 8:23 PM in Liverpool and 9:23 PM in Bern.

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

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Air France, KLM, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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