There are 6 ways to get from Milan 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  •  3 h

  1. Eurocity / ...

$60 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 49 min

$30 - $42

4 alternative options

Train via Spiez  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Ec
  2. 8 / ...

$60 - $90

Train via Brig  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Eurocity / ...
  2. 8 / ...

$79 - $116

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. 223.9 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. MXP - ZRH

$123 - $356

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Bern, Switzerland?

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan to Bern 4 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, Globtour operates a bus from Milan to Bern 3 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 29 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bern
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$44 - $47
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$44 - $47
First
$67
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Spiez to Bern
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Spiez to Bern
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Bern P+R Neufeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
globtour.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Milan and Bern is 213 km. The road distance is 358 km.

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Bern is to bus which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Milan to Bern is to train which takes 3 h and costs 55€ - 90€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Bern. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Bern. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Bern P+R Neufeld via Mailand Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

The train from Milano Centrale to Bern takes 3 h including transfers and departs four times a day.