There are 7 ways to get from Montpellier to Bern by train, bus, night 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.

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Train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...

$143 - $215

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Bus  •  10 h 45 min

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

$47 - $68

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Night bus, train  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the night bus from Montpellier to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...

$68 - $121

Drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Montpellier to Bern 363.8 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Montpellier to Basel, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$140 - $412

Train to Marseille, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 15 min

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

$151 - $416

Train to Marseille, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Strasbourg (SXB) MRS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$154 - $570

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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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 6 h 44 min.

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The distance between Montpellier and Bern is 464 km. The road distance is 582.1 km.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Bern without a car is to train which takes 6 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min 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, depart from Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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The best way to get from Montpellier to Bern is to train which takes 6 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Montpellier Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Montpellier to Bern.
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  • Distance: 290.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

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 6 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montpellier to Bern via Lyon, Lyon Perrache and Lyon in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Montpellier to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Montpellier to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Bern
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
Night bus from Montpellier to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
Ouibus

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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 582 km. It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to drive from Montpellier to Bern.

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easyJet offers flights from Montpellier Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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