How to get from Paris to Bern

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from Paris to Bern

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

Our recommendation

To get from Paris to Bern on 17 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:12Paris Gare de Lyon5h14 11:26Bern Zytglogge
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06:12Paris Gare de Lyon5h14 11:26Bern Zytglogge
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08:17Paris Gare de Lyon5h09 13:26Bern Zytglogge
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07:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h34 11:56Bern Zytglogge
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18:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h35 22:56Bern Zytglogge
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Travel Information between Paris and Bern

distanceDistance270 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £120
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £8 • 4 h 34 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £120 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or HOP!

Travel 270 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Paris to Bern. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or HOP! Among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Paris to Bern.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris 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 Paris to Bern.

International travel from Paris, France to Bern, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from France?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bern if travelling from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Bern, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 03/08/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Bern from Paris.

Return travel to Paris, France from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Switzerland?

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

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

Requirements for reentering France:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 08/08/2022. 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 Paris from Bern.

You can travel between Paris and Bern 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Paris to Bern is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £8 compared to other travel options to Bern:

A train journey is usually £27 less than a journey to Bern by coach, which costs on average £35 for the same trip.

A train is £112 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Paris to Bern costing on average £120.

The quickest way to travel to Bern from Paris is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 9 h 5 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 34 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 270 miles from Paris to Bern.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Bern is:

  • 2 coaches per day.
  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Paris 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 for travellers from Paris to Bern:

  • Coaches from Paris to Bern most often leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Bern.
  • Trains from Paris to Bern most often leave from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Bern by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Paris to Bern for £35.
  • Travel with HOP! For flights to Bern. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for HOP! Paris to Bern tickets on Omio for £120.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Bern with Flixbus with around 1 direct coach every day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Bern with HOP!
  • You'll find direct train services to Bern with with around direct trains every 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 book tickets for this trip.

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

When planning your trip to Bern from Paris, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £35 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £120 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £8 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Paris and Bern online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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