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There are 6 ways to get from Varenna to Bern by train, ferry, bus, car ferry, 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  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale Re_8
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bern Ece

SFr 62 - SFr 131

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Ferry, bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the ferry from Varenna to Menaggio Sr21 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Como to Bern 417

SFr 26 - SFr 45

4 alternative options

Ferry, bus, train  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the ferry from Varenna to Menaggio 806 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Croce Ospedale to Lugano, Stazione Nord C12
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Luzern 21 / ...
  4. Take the train from Luzern to Bern 15

SFr 92 - SFr 195

Car ferry, drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the car ferry from Varenna to Menaggio Sr21 / ...
  2. Drive from Menaggio to Bern

SFr 51 - SFr 79

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Zurich  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

SFr 122 - SFr 377

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

SFr 89 - SFr 295

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The cheapest way to get from Varenna to Bern is to ferry and bus which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 8h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Varenna to Bern is to car ferry and drive which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 3h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Varenna to Bern. However, there are services departing from Varenna Esino and arriving at Bern via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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The distance between Varenna and Bern is 175 km.

The best way to get from Varenna to Bern without a car is to train which takes 5h 4m and costs 50€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Varenna to Bern, including transfers.

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Varenna to Bern train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Varenna Esino station.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Map of how to get from Varenna to Bern.
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  • Distance: 109.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 4m

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

You can take a train from Varenna to Bern via Milano Centrale in around 5h 4m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 180
Train operators
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 21
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 15
Website
Trenord
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 Milano Centrale to Bern
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
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
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
trenitalia.com
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Luzern to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 85
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 16
Website
Malpensa Express
Bus operators
ASF Autolinee srl
Phone
031 247 249
Website
asfautolinee.it
Bus from Croce Ospedale to Lugano, Stazione Nord
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 3
Schedules at
asfautolinee.it
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 Como to Bern
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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