There are 5 ways to get from Milan to Bern by train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bern Ec

SFr 60 - SFr 150

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Train via Rho Fieramilano  •  4h 17m

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

SFr 62 - SFr 152

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Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from Milan to Bern 358.7 km

SFr 50 - SFr 75

Fly Milan Malpensa to Zurich, train  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

SFr 117 - SFr 376

Fly Milan Linate to Geneva, train  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

SFr 126 - SFr 442

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Bern is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Bern is to train which costs 55€ - 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 three 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 358.7 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 55€ - 140€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Bern takes 3h 4m including transfers and departs three 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 359 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m 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 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 60 - SFr 150 and the journey takes 3h 4m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 150
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 Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 150+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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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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