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

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Train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...

$130 - $187

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Bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Bern 222 / ...

$69 - $108

6 alternative options

Thello, bus  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the Thello from Nice Ville to Savona
  2. Take the bus from Savona to Bern

$92 - $128

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Bern 383.6 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Geneva, train  •  4 h 35 min

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

$92 - $222

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h

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

$80 - $237

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$107 - $317

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Strasbourg (SXB) NCE - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$130 - $381

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Bern. However, there are services departing from Nice and arriving at Bern via Turin, Torino. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Bern. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Bern via Milano Centrale and Brig. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 56 min.

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The distance between Nice and Bern is 361 km. The road distance is 613.8 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Bern without a car is to train which takes 8 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 56 min to get from Nice to Bern, including transfers.

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Nice to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Nice station.

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Nice to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Bern is to train which takes 8 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Nice to Bern.
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  • Distance: 225.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 56 min

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

You can take a train from Nice to Bern via Milano Centrale and Brig in around 8 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice to Bern via Turin and Turin, Torino in around 11 h 10 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
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 Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$43 - $46
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$43 - $46
First
$66
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 Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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 - $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
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Savona
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
thello.com
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 Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Turin, Torino to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Savona to Bern
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Bern is 614 km. It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to drive from Nice to Bern.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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