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There are 6 ways to get from Milan to Bern by train, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bern

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Train via Domodossola

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Domodossola
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Bern

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Train via Brig

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  2. Take the train from Brig to Bern

Train via Rho Fieramilano

  1. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Bern

Drive

  1. Drive from Milan to Bern

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • There are no current restrictions
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • 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 Bern is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bern 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, returning to Italy from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cost-effective way to get from Milan to Bern is to train via Domodossola, which costs €45 - €110 and takes 4h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Bern is to train which costs €85 - €160 and takes 3h 4m.

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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 3h 4m.

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The distance between Milan and Bern is 213 km. The road distance is 350.9 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Bern without a car is to train which takes 3h 4m and costs €85 - €160.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Bern takes 3h 4m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Milan to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Milan to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Bern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Bern is 351 km. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Milan to Bern.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Bern.
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  • Distance: 212.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 4m

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

Trenitalia EuroCity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Bern 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 55 - SFr 140 and the journey takes 3h 4m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 750
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 95
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Bern
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 140
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 95
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
1st Class
SFr 70 - SFr 95
Train from Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 27 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Train from Domodossola to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 90
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Bern
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
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 Domodossola to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 25
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
Trenord

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs €11 - €16.

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