How to get from Lyon to Bern

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from Lyon to Bern

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

Our recommendation
train

To get from Lyon to Bern on 19 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:38Lyon Part Dieu4h18 10:56Bern, Bhf
1 change
£621One-way
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06:38Lyon Part Dieu4h18 10:56Bern, Bhf
1 change
£621One-way
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15:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport4h05 19:05Zurich Airport
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£1641One-way
06:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport3h40 09:40Zurich Airport
1 change
£1641One-way
15:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport7h40 22:40Zurich Airport
1 change
£1891One-way

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Travel Information from Lyon to Bern

distanceDistance149 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £249
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 4 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £249 • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Swiss

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 149 miles from Lyon to Bern. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Swiss among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Lyon to Bern.

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FAQs

Travel from Lyon, France to Bern, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Bern from Lyon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bern, Switzerland from Lyon?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Bern, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 03/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Lyon to Bern closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Lyon, France from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lyon, France from Bern, Switzerland?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Lyon from Bern?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Lyon, France regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 08/08/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Lyon from Bern here.

There are 4 ways to get from Lyon to Bern: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Bern, which costs on average £16.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bern:

A coach is generally £233 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £249 from Lyon to Bern.

A coach is £6 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Lyon to Bern costing on average £22.

The fastest way to get to Bern from Lyon is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 25 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Bern by train can take on average 5 h 13 min.

Bern is approximately 149 miles away from Lyon.

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Bern is:

  • 4 coaches a day.
  • 11 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Lyon to Bern 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 when travelling from Lyon to Bern:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Lyon, Gare Perrache to Bern.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lyon to Bern:

  • You can travel by coach from Lyon to Bern with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Lyon to Bern tickets for £16 on Omio.
  • You can go to Bern from Lyon by plane with Swiss. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £249 with Swiss from Lyon to Bern on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Lyon to Bern with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Bern with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With 4 direct coaches per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Bern tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Lyon to Bern often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Geneva. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lyon and Bern itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bern and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £16 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £249 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £22 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Lyon 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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