There are 8 ways to get from Mannheim to Bern by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Bern Ec / ...

$90 - $160

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Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Bern 222 / ...

$20 - $35

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Train via Basel SBB  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...

$81 - $142

Night train, train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the night train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB Station Nj 401
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...

$59 - $96

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Bern 218.4 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$130 - $364

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich, train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$147 - $364

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$120 - $326

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB and arriving at Bern. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Bern. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Mannheim and Bern is 292 km. The road distance is 349.4 km.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Bern without a car is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs .

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The train from Mannheim Hbf to Bern takes 3 h 20 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Mannheim to Bern bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB station.

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Mannheim to Bern train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Bern is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Bern.
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  • Distance: 182.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Mannheim, Germany and Bern, Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Mannheim to Bern 5 times a day. Tickets cost $90 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Mannheim to Bern once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Train operators
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 Mannheim Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

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
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
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
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
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 Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Bern
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Mannheim to Bern train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Bern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Bern is 349 km. It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to drive from Mannheim to Bern.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Mannheim to Bern train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Mannheim to Bern bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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

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