There are 9 ways to get from Vienna to Bern by plane, train, bus or car

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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Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 15m

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

SFr 80 - SFr 222

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Train, bus  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the train from Vienna, Vienna Felberstrasse to Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten K485
  2. Take the bus from Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str. to Bern 1921

SFr 46 - SFr 58

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 9m

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

SFr 132 - SFr 352

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 23m

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

SFr 117 - SFr 322

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 43m

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

SFr 80 - SFr 416

Fly to Altenrhein, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Altenrhein (ACH) VIE - ACH
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen to Bern

SFr 290 - SFr 474

Train  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

SFr 186 - SFr 267

Bus  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Bern

SFr 50 - SFr 100

Drive  •  8h 21m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Bern 849.2 km

SFr 100 - SFr 160

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Bern is to train and bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 13h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Bern is to fly and train which costs 120€ - 330€ and takes 5h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Bern. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Bern. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Bern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 55m.

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The distance between Vienna and Bern is 684 km. The road distance is 849.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bern without a car is to train which takes 8h 55m and costs 170€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Vienna to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Vienna to Bern train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bern is to train which takes 8h 55m and costs 170€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 95€ and takes 12h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Bern.
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  • Distance: 683.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Vienna to Bern via Zuerich Hb and Zürich HB in around 8h 55m. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Wien to Bern once daily. Tickets cost SFr 50 - SFr 100 and the journey takes 12h 55m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 220
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 380
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 330
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 220
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 380
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 330
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 350
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 320
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 270
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 490
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 490
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 430
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 440
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 470
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 300 - SFr 480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 160
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 190
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 330
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 370
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 270
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 800 - SFr 1400
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 110
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 70
Train operators
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 Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 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 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St. Gallen to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
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)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Gallarate to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 200
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Vienna, Vienna Felberstrasse to Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 8
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Wien to Bern
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 100
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str. to Bern
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Vienna to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Bern station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Bern is 849 km. It takes approximately 8h 21m to drive from Vienna to Bern.

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easyJet, Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Vienna Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

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