There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Bern by train, 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 via Strasbourg  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...

$151 - $235

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Bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Bern N799

$40 - $70

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Train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Neuchâtel Tgv
  2. Take the train from Neuchâtel to Bern 98-Y / ...

$117 - $138

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Bern 351.7 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$98 - $380

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  5 h 15 min

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

$95 - $352

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  5 h 14 min

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

$112 - $352

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$95 - $285

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, train  •  6 h 10 min

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

$107 - $327

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Bern. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Bern. However, there are services departing from Paris Est and arriving at Bern via Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 min.

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The distance between Paris and Bern is 435 km. The road distance is 562.7 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Bern without a car is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Paris to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Bern train services, operated by TGV, depart from Paris Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Bern is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Paris to Bern.
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  • Distance: 271.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Paris to Bern via Strasbourg and Basel SBB in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Bern once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
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
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 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 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Neuchâtel to Bern
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bls.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Bern
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Bern is 563 km. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to drive from Paris to Bern.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport.

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Book your Paris to Bern train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Paris to Bern bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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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 Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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