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There are 8 ways to get from Merano 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 via Milan  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova Ecb / ...
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...

SFr 112 - SFr 278

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Meran to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 095
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck to Bern

SFr 44 - SFr 60

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Train  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from Merano to Brennero Reg
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 8 / ...

SFr 64 - SFr 207

Bus, train  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Meran to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 095
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bregenz Rjx / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bregenz to Bern 106

SFr 49 - SFr 88

Drive  •  5h 37m

  1. Drive from Merano to Bern 296.1 miles

SFr 70 - SFr 110

Train to Munich, fly to Basel, train  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

SFr 215 - SFr 474

Train to Venice, fly to Basel, train  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL) VCE - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

SFr 187 - SFr 563

Train to Venice, fly to Zurich, train  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

SFr 194 - SFr 553

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The cheapest way to get from Merano to Bern is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 10h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Merano to Bern is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Merano to Bern. However, there are services departing from Meran and arriving at Bern via Innsbruck. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Merano to Bern. However, there are services departing from Merano and arriving at Bern via Brennero Brenner, Innsbruck Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 49m.

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The distance between Merano and Bern is 284 km. The road distance is 473.7 km.

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The best way to get from Merano to Bern without a car is to train via Milan which takes 8h 27m and costs 95€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 8h 27m to get from Merano to Bern, including transfers.

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Merano to Bern bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Meran station.

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Merano to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Merano station.

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The best way to get from Merano to Bern is to train via Milan which takes 8h 27m and costs 95€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 10h 27m.

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  • Distance: 177.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 27m

What companies run services between Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Merano to Bern via Bolzano, Bolzano Bozen, Verona Porta Nuova, Milano Centrale, and Brig in around 8h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Merano to Bern via Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße and Innsbruck in around 10h 27m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 500
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 1100
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 1100
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 500
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 390
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 230
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Train from Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 24
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 24
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 24
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 24
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 26
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Train from Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 18
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 14 - SFr 18
Train from Merano to Brennero
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 20
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Website
trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
Italo Treno
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
trenitalia.com
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Railjet
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bregenz
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
oebb.at
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bregenz
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 30
1st Class
SFr 43 - SFr 45
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Meran to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bregenz to Bern
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to Bern
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Merano to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Bern station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Merano to Bern is 474 km. It takes approximately 5h 37m to drive from Merano to Bern.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Basel Airport.

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