There are 8 ways to get from Montpellier to Bern by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Bern 15 / ...

SFr 118 - SFr 219

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Bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 788 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Bern 106 / ...

SFr 23 - SFr 72

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Train via Châteauneuf-sur-Isère  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Geneve Ter
  3. Take the train from Genève to Bern 15 / ...

SFr 120 - SFr 221

Bus via Saint-Étienne  •  13h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Montpellier to Saint-Etienne 262 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Saint-Etienne to Berne Braga > Guimaraes > Amarante > Vila Real > Chaves > Feces de Abaixo - Portugal > Feces de Abaixo - Espagne > Verin > Gudina > Benavente > Leon > Burgos > Vitoria > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > Périgueux > Saint-Etienne > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - France > Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Suisse > Geneva - Bus station > Lausanne > Berne > Zürich > Thayngen - Switzerland > Thayngen - Germany > Stuttgart - Airport

SFr 56 - SFr 81

Drive  •  5h 49m

  1. Drive from Montpellier to Bern 607.6 km

SFr 75 - SFr 120

Fly Montpellier to Mulhouse, train  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Mulhouse (MLH) MPL - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

SFr 120 - SFr 382

Fly Montpellier to Basel, train  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Basel (BSL) MPL - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

SFr 115 - SFr 392

Train to Marseille, fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Zurich (ZRH) MRS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

SFr 130 - SFr 291

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The cheapest way to get from Montpellier to Bern is to bus which costs 21€ - 70€ and takes 10h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Montpellier to Bern is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 370€ and takes 5h 14m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Montpellier to Bern. However, there are services departing from Montpellier Saint-Roch and arriving at Bern via Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 9m.

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The distance between Montpellier and Bern is 464 km. The road distance is 607.6 km.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Bern without a car is to train which takes 7h 9m and costs 100€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 7h 9m to get from Montpellier to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Montpellier to Bern train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Bern is to train which takes 7h 9m and costs 100€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 70€ and takes 10h 10m.

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  • Distance: 464.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 9m

What companies run services between Montpellier, France and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Montpellier to Bern via Lyon Part Dieu and Genève in around 7h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montpellier to Bern via Lyon, Lyon Perrache in around 10h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 500
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 500
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Montpellier to Mulhouse via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 340
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Montpellier to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 230
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 75
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 60
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Rail 1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 25 - SFr 40
Rail 1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
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 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Montpellier to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Bern
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Montpellier to Lyon, Perrache
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Lyon, Perrache to Bern, Neufeld
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Montpellier to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Eurolines FR
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Montpellier to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Bus from Montpellier to Saint Etienne
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Montpellier to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
Blablabus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Berne
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Saint-Etienne to Berne
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
alsa.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lyon - de Perrache - Galerie A to Bern Neufeld
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
RegioJet

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There is no direct flight from Montpellier Airport to Mulhouse Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Montpellier to Bern bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bern station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Montpellier to Bern is 608 km. It takes approximately 5h 49m to drive from Montpellier to Bern.

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Air France offers flights from Montpellier Airport to Mulhouse Airport.

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Book your Montpellier to Bern bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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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 Montpellier to Montpellier Airport is to line 620 bus which takes 25 min and costs 2€.

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