There are 3 ways to get from Zürich to Bern by train, car or rideshare

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  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

$40 - $80

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Berne 76.7 miles


1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bern 77 miles

$16 - $24

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Bern, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Bern every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $40 - $80 and the journey takes 56 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
Other operators
Rideshare from Zurich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
3 times a day
Estimated price
Book at

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Zürich to Bern?

The distance between Zürich and Bern is 95 km. The road distance is 123 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bern?

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bern is to rideshare which costs SFr 9 and takes 1 h 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Zürich to Bern?

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Bern is to train which takes 56 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 75.

Is there a direct train between Zürich and Bern?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Bern. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

How long does it take to get from Zürich to Bern?

The train from Zürich HB to Bern takes 56 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.