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

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Train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

$124 - $210

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Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bern 106

$24 - $40

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Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Bern 271 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Basel, train  •  4 h 19 min

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

$113 - $325

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$140 - $395

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Geneva (GVA) MUC - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$95 - $245

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Bern is to bus which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Bern is to fly and train which costs 120€ - 350€ and takes 4 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Bern. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Bern. However, there are services departing from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) and arriving at Bern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Munich and Bern is 337 km. The road distance is 433.7 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Bern without a car is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 100€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Munich to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Bern train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Bern is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 100€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Bern.
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  • Distance: 210.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Munich to Bern via Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) and Zürich HB in around 4 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Bern 5 times a week. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
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 Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Bern is 434 km. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Munich to Bern.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Munich to Bern bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 158+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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