There are 7 ways to get from Lugano to Bern by train, bus, car 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  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

$90 - $165

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Bern 417

$21 - $38

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Train via Luzern  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Bern 15 / ...

$85 - $151

Train via Wolhusen  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Wolhusen to Bern 85-Y

$106 - $172

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Lugano to Bern 176.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Lugano, train  •  3 h 48 min

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

$115 - $307

Fly from Milan Malpensa, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$134 - $371

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Bern is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 40 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Bern is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h.

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The distance between Lugano and Bern is 156 km. The road distance is 282.8 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Lugano to Bern, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Bern. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Bern via Como. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Bern. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Bern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Lugano Airport is to line 60 train which takes 12 min and costs SFr 9 - SFr 17.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Bern.
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  • Distance: 97.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Bern via Zürich HB in around 3 h 24 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lugano to Bern once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Wolhusen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Bern
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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