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There are 11 ways to get from Rome to Bern by train, bus and ferry, 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  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bern Eurocity / ...

$94 - $183

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Bus  •  15h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Milan, Milan 518 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bern 417

$53 - $102

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Train via Brig  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Bern 8 / ...

$103 - $203

Bus and ferry, bus  •  13h 34m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Bern K288

$71 - $91

Drive  •  9h 8m

  1. Drive from Rome to Bern 583.5 miles

$140 - $210

Fly Rome to Zurich, train  •  5h 38m

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

$97 - $386

Fly Rome to Basel, train  •  5h 54m

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

$105 - $396

Fly Rome to Geneva, train  •  6h 30m

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

$97 - $306

Fly Rome to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FCO - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Bern

$121 - $382

Fly Rome to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 53m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN) FCO - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig to Bern

$124 - $335

Train to Florence, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH) FLR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$135 - $481

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Bern is to bus which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 15h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Bern is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 340€ and takes 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Bern. However, there are services departing from Rome and arriving at Bern via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Bern. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Bern via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 59m.

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The distance between Rome and Bern is 690 km. The road distance is 933.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Bern without a car is to train which takes 6h 59m and costs 80€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Rome to Bern, including transfers.

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Rome to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Rome station.

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Rome to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Bern is to train which takes 6h 59m and costs 80€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 15h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Bern.
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  • Distance: 431 miles
  • Duration: 6h 59m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Rome to Bern via Milano Centrale in around 6h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Bern via Tiburtina F.s., Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station, and Milan, Milan in around 15h 37m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Rome to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Rome to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Iran Air
Website
iranair.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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 Milano Centrale to Bern
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

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 Roma Termini to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Zurich to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bern
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Baltour
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Bern P+R Neufeld
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
globtour.com

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Rome to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Bern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Bern is 934 km. It takes approximately 9h 8m to drive from Rome to Bern.

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Alitalia, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Rome Airport to Zurich Airport.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 10€ - 15€.

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