There are 5 ways to get from Lyon 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 23 min

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

$82 - $143

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Berne Ouibus / ...

$11 - $85

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Bern 192.6 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 5 min

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

$111 - $297

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB) LYS - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$134 - $501

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Bern is to bus which costs 9€ - 75€ and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Bern is to drive which takes 3 h 10 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The distance between Lyon and Bern is 240 km. The road distance is 308 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Lyon to Bern, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus station and arriving at Berne. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Bern. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Bern via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 23 min.

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Bern via Geneve and Genève in around 4 h 23 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lyon to Bern hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Berne
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Bern
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie C to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Bern
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR

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