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There are 3 ways to get from Milan to Bern by train or car

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Train  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bern Ec

SFr 65 - SFr 160

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Train via Brig  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec
  2. Take the train from Brig to Bern Ic8 / ...

SFr 70 - SFr 149

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Milan to Bern 350.9 km

SFr 45 - SFr 70

Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Campania, Apulia in Italy
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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 mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bern is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Milan to Bern is to drive, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Bern is to train which costs 60€ - 140€ and takes 3h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Bern. Services depart once daily, 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 60€ - 140€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Bern takes 3h 4m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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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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  • 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 once daily. Tickets cost SFr 65 - SFr 160 and the journey takes 3h 4m.

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
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 160
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Train from Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 45
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 29
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
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 54m
Frequency
Twice 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 29 - SFr 55
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 16 - SFr 23
Website
BLS AG
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