How to get from Zurich to Bern

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from Zurich to Bern

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

Our recommendation

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

08:32Zürich HB0h56 09:28Bern, Bhf
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08:38Zürich HB1h18 09:56Bern, Bhf
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08:08Zürich HB1h16 09:24Bern, Bhf
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08:06Zürich HB1h18 09:24Bern, Bhf
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08:02Zürich HB0h56 08:58Bern, Bhf
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Travel Information from Zurich to Bern

distanceDistance59 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £47
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 2 h 21 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £47 • 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Travel 59 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Bern from Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 52 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are SBB among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Zurich to Bern.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich 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 Zurich to Bern.

You can travel from Zurich to Bern 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Bern, which costs on average £4.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bern:

A coach journey is usually £42 less than a journey to Bern by train, which costs on average £47 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Zurich to Bern is by train with an average journey time of 52 min.

Other travel options between Zurich and Bern can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 21 min   on average.

The Zurich to Bern distance is approximately 59 miles.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Bern is:

  • 4 coaches per day.
  • 85 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Bern from Zurich 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 Zurich to Bern:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Bern.
  • Trains mostly leave from Zürich HB and tend to arrive in Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

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

  • You can travel to Bern from Zurich by train with SBB. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £47 with SBB from Zurich to Bern.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Bern with BlaBlaCar with around 3 direct coaches every day.
  • You can find 68 direct trains per day to Bern with SBB.

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 journey.

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

Before travelling from Zurich 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 on average £4 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £47 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Zurich 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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