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There are 11 ways to get from Trieste to Bern by train, bus, ferry, car, plane or shuttle

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Train via Milan  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bern Ec

SFr 114 - SFr 253

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Bus  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Venice Mestre 907 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Bern 417

SFr 41 - SFr 58

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Train  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Brig Ec
  3. Take the train from Brig to Bern Ic8 / ...

SFr 124 - SFr 348

Train, line 2 ferry, bus  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia Re
  2. Take the line 2 ferry from P.le Roma "G" to Tronchetto Mercato 2 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Bern P+R Neufeld

SFr 66 - SFr 102

Drive  •  7h 23m

  1. Drive from Trieste to Bern 757.6 km

SFr 100 - SFr 150

Fly Trieste to Basel, train  •  9h 3m

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Basel (BSL) TRS - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern

SFr 109 - SFr 1384

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Aeroporto M.Polo
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

SFr 133 - SFr 555

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Zurich (ZRH) LJU - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

SFr 159 - SFr 641

Shuttle, shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 39m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zurich (ZRH) ZAG - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

SFr 188 - SFr 759

Shuttle to Pula, fly to Basel, train  •  7h 10m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Portorož to Pula Airport
  2. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Basel (BSL) PUY - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern

SFr 120 - SFr 441

Fly Trieste to Munich, train  •  9h 28m

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Munich (MUC) TRS - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Hb
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern

SFr 145 - SFr 550

Trieste to Bern by train

The train journey time between Trieste and Bern is around 17h 19m and covers a distance of around 667 km. The fastest train normally takes 17h 19m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Eurocity and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Trieste to Bern train service departs from Trieste Centrale and arrives in Bern. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
17h 19m
Fastest train time:
17h 19m
Train distance:
667 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
SFr 99
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
17:05
Last train departs at:
17:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Trieste to Bern train schedules

Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bern is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bern is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bern is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Bern is to bus which costs €35 - €55 and takes 12h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Bern is to shuttle and fly and train which costs €140 - €600 and takes 6h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trieste to Bern. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Bern via Venice Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Bern. However, there are services departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Bern via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 14m.

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The distance between Trieste and Bern is 507 km. The road distance is 757.6 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Bern without a car is to train via Milan which takes 8h 14m and costs €100 - €230.

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It takes approximately 8h 14m to get from Trieste to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Trieste to Bern train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Trieste Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Bern is to train via Milan which takes 8h 14m and costs €100 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €55 and takes 12h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Bern.
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  • Distance: 507.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 14m

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

You can take a train from Trieste to Bern via Milano Centrale in around 8h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Trieste to Bern via Venice Mestre in around 12h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 600
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 600
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 550
Flights from Trieste to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 380
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 300
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Trieste to Basel via Olbia
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 290
Flights from Pula to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 250
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 650
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Standard
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Base Premium
SFr 70 - SFr 110
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 160
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Train from Venezia Mestre to Brig
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 220
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
1st Class
SFr 160 - SFr 220
Train from Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 85
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Bern
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 22
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 24
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 21 - SFr 24
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 16
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Trieste Centrale to Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Smart Low Cost
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Smart Flex
SFr 30 - SFr 50
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 25
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice Mestre to Bern
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Bern P+R Neufeld
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
ExpressBus
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Aeroporto M.Polo
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 290
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
SFr 38 - SFr 41
Private
SFr 160 - SFr 290
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
SFr 34 - SFr 37
Private
SFr 100 - SFr 200
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 150
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
SFr 32 - SFr 35
Private
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 250
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Private
SFr 120 - SFr 250
Shuttle from Portorož to Pula Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 150
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
SFr 32 - SFr 35
Private
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Bern is 758 km. It takes approximately 7h 23m to drive from Trieste to Bern.

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Volotea, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Trieste Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Trieste Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs €2 - €35.

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