How to get from Hamburg to Bern

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from Hamburg to Bern

You can get from Hamburg to Bern by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Hamburg to Bern on 09 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:55Hamburg Airport1h25 16:20Zurich Airport
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04:50Hamburg Hbf9h06 13:56Bern, Bhf
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09:01Hamburg Hbf8h55 17:56Bern, Bhf
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05:54Hamburg Hbf8h27 14:21Bern, Bhf
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05:54Hamburg Hbf8h32 14:26Bern, Bhf
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Travel Information from Hamburg to Bern

distanceDistance471 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£43 - £122
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £43 • 17 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £122 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 471 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Hamburg and Bern. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £43. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Hamburg to Bern.

Travel Tips: Travel from Hamburg to Bern

Travel to Bern easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Hamburg to Bern.

Travel between Hamburg, Germany and Bern, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Germany enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Bern from Hamburg?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bern, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 03/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Hamburg and Bern.

Return travel to Hamburg, Germany from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Hamburg, Germany was last verified on 07/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Hamburg from Bern.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Hamburg to Bern. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Hamburg to Bern is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £43 compared to other travel options to Bern:

A coach is about £80 less than a flight, which costs on average £122 for this route.

A coach journey is usually £51 less than a journey to Bern by train, which costs on average £94 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Bern from Hamburg is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bern that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 17 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 8 h 6 min   on average.

The distance from Hamburg to Bern is approximately 471 miles.

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Bern is:

  • Around 3 coaches per day.
  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Bern from Hamburg as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Hamburg to Bern:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 and arrive in Bern.
  • Trains mostly depart from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Hamburg to Bern, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Bern. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Hamburg to Bern tickets on Omio for £43.
  • Eurowings can get you to Bern by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Hamburg to Bern for £122 on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Bern by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Hamburg to Bern tickets on Omio for £94.

Yes, there are direct services available between Hamburg and Bern with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches with.
  • You can book a direct flight with Swiss.
  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bern as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Hamburg to Bern.

Many of our customers travelling from Hamburg to Bern don't make Bern their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Zurich, Paris or Geneva, either of which you could add to your Hamburg and Bern trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bern to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Hamburg to Bern, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £43 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £122 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £94 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Hamburg to Bern tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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