There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Bern by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  56 min

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

$40 - $75

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Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bern K288

$4 - $12

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Berne 76.7 miles

$9

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bern 77 miles

$16 - $24

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Bern. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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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.

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The distance between Zürich and Bern is 95 km. The road distance is 123.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bern without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs .

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

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

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Zürich to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bern is to train which takes 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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

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  • Distance: 59.7 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

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 - $75 and the journey takes 56 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Bern twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zurich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Bern is 123 km. It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to drive from Zürich to Bern.

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Book your Zürich to Bern bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zürich and Bern. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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