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There are 5 ways to get from Lyon to Aarberg by train, bus or car

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Train via Bern

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Bern

Train

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Take the train from Genève to Biel/Bienne

Train via Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern

Drive

  1. Drive from Lyon to Aarberg
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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Aarberg is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Aarberg is subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 23 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Aarberg is to bus which costs €14 - €29 and takes 6h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from Lyon to Aarberg is to drive which takes 3h 6m and costs €35 - €55.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Aarberg. However, there are services departing from Lyon Perrache and arriving at Aarberg, Post/Bahnhof via Bern, Neufeld P+R and Bern, Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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The distance between Lyon and Aarberg is 235 km. The road distance is 296.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Aarberg without a car is to train via Bern which takes 5h 11m and costs €70 - €150.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Lyon to Aarberg, including transfers.

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Lyon to Aarberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lyon Perrache station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Aarberg is to train via Bern which takes 5h 11m and costs €70 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €29 and takes 6h 12m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Aarberg is 296 km. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from Lyon to Aarberg.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Aarberg.
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  • Distance: 235.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Aarberg, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lyon to Aarberg via Genève, Bern, and Bern, Hauptbahnhof in around 5h 11m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon Perrache to Bern 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 17 - SFr 22 and the journey takes 4h 55m. RegioJet also services this route twice a week.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Bern
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station to Bern Car Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
RegioJet

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