There are 12 ways to get from Rotterdam 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.

Recommended option

Train via Paris Est  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$266 - $389

Cheapest option

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$85 - $286

10 alternative options

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Bern Ec

$176 - $284

Bus, train  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$94 - $139

Bus  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Bern 221 / ...

$88 - $136

Drive  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Bern 514 miles

$120 - $190

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$92 - $366

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Berne  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Berne (BRN) AMS - BRN

$121 - $1,051

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$102 - $316

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$124 - $382

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$156 - $422

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$105 - $263

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Bern via Paris Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 8 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Bern via Strasbourg and Strasbourg in around 15 h 23 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.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
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
bahn.de
SNCF
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 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
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Rotterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Rotterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
10 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Bern
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Štrasburk, Place de l'Étoile to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rotterdam and Bern is 593 km. The road distance is 822 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Bern is to bus which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 15 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Bern is to train and fly which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 100€ - 900€.

No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Bern. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Bern via Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Bern. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Bern via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 23 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from Rotterdam to Bern, including transfers.