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There are 14 ways to get from London to Bern by train, car, car train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...

$227 - $476

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Fly London Gatwick to Basel, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Basel (BSL) LGW - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$84 - $315

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Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  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

$389 - $484

Train, bus  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  2. Take the bus from Brussels North to Basel
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...

$151 - $349

Bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bern

$97 - $203

Train, night train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the night train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Bern En

$121 - $326

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bern

$151 - $220

Fly London Heathrow to Basel, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Basel (BSL) LHR - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$115 - $337

Fly London City to Zurich, train  •  5 h 22 min

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

$114 - $405

Fly London Heathrow to Zurich, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Zurich (ZRH) LHR - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$127 - $347

Fly London City to Geneva, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Geneva (GVA) LCY - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$114 - $315

Fly London Heathrow to Geneva, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$127 - $297

Train to London Luton, fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Geneva (GVA) LTN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$94 - $270

Fly London Stansted to Geneva, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Geneva (GVA) STN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$120 - $355

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Bern is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £70 - £160 and takes 17 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Bern is to fly and train which costs £95 - £270 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Bern. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Bern via Lille and Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Bern. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Bern via Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 41 min.

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The distance between London and Bern is 467 miles.

The best way to get from London to Bern without a car is to train which takes 7 h 41 min and costs £170 - £370.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from London to Bern, including transfers.

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London to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from London Victoria station.

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London to Bern train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Bern.
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  • Distance: 467.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 41 min

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

You can take a train from London to Bern via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 7 h 41 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Luton to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Luton to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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 Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
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 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
$90 - $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 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 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$70 - $85
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bern
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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

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Bern is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 8:31 AM in London and 9:31 AM in Bern.

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

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KLM, British Airways and Lufthansa offer flights from London Heathrow 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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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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