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Getting there You can get to Bern from Berlin, Zurich and Geneva. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 04:35 AU$110
From Milan 02:58 AU$51
From Frankfurt 03:52 AU$47
From Berlin 08:34 AU$333
From Zurich 00:56 AU$64
From Geneva 01:41 AU$60
From Interlaken 00:47 AU$35
From Basel 00:56 AU$47
From Lucerne 01:00 AU$48
From Dijon 02:58 AU$77
From Lausanne 01:06 AU$42
From Freiburg 01:54 AU$99
From Mannheim 03:20 AU$163
From Karlsruhe 02:56 AU$144
From Stresa 02:02 AU$51
From St Gallen 02:17 AU$116
From Baden Baden 02:42 AU$131
From Brig 01:03 AU$81
From Spiez 00:29 AU$26
From Olten 00:25 AU$35
From Biel 00:25 AU$20
From Fribourg 00:22 AU$18
From Langnau 00:33 AU$22
From Neuchatel (loc) 00:34 AU$25
From Thun 00:18 AU$20
From Visp 00:55 AU$81
From Frutigen 00:41 AU$47
From Winterthur 01:30 AU$83

Getting around From Bern, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Thun 00:18 AU$20
To Fribourg 00:21 AU$18
To Spiez 00:31 AU$26
To Neuchatel (loc) 00:50 AU$25
To Olten 00:52 AU$35
To Interlaken 00:54 AU$35
To Visp 00:57 AU$67
To Langnau 00:57 AU$22
To Lausanne 01:11 AU$42
To Basel 01:14 AU$47
To Brig 01:27 AU$67
To Winterthur 01:33 AU$83
To Lucerne 01:34 AU$48
To Domodossola 01:38 AU$51
To Zurich 01:39 AU$64
To Biel 01:50 AU$20
To Geneva 02:01 AU$60
To Stresa 02:04 AU$51
To Frutigen 02:20 AU$33
To Kandersteg 02:37 AU$42
To Frasne 02:40 AU$52
To Montreux 02:41 AU$52
To Goppenstein 02:50 AU$51
To St Gallen 02:53 AU$116
To Milan 03:01 AU$114
To Baden Baden 03:23 AU$131
To Dijon 03:59 AU$77
To Freiburg 04:15 AU$99
To Dole 04:24 AU$103
To Karlsruhe 05:22 AU$144
To Frankfurt 06:04 AU$47
To Mannheim 06:25 AU$163
To Paris 06:35 AU$110
To Bologna 10:48 AU$155
To Berlin 11:15 AU$108
To Barcelona 11:30
To Hamburg 11:32 AU$108
To Florence 12:46 AU$194

While you're there

Bern, the capital of Switzerland

Bern is the capital city of the Swiss Confederation and the fourth most populous city in Switzerland. Bern is surrounded on three sides by the river Aare, and is located just west of the centre of Switzerland and north of the Bernese Alps. The magnificent countryside around Bern was formed by glaciers during the Ice Age. The historic old town of Bern, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Old Town will delight you with its covered arcades, cobbled streets and decorated façades. Discover the local wonders such as the Das Berner Münster (Cathedral of Bern), the Zeitglockenturm (Clock Tower) and the Federal Palace. The Clock Tower is one of Bern’s most important sights.

Enjoy the view across the city and the snow-capped Bernese mountains when you are at the top of the Cathedral’s tower, Switzerland’s highest church tower! The Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Federal Palace, also known as the Parliament Building or the Bundeshaus is an impressive and beautiful building has two wings and a 64 metre high dome. In front, is found the Parliament Square, which serves as a gathering point for inhabitants and as a market place every weekend.

Try local specialities such as the Bernerplatte (slabs of salt pork, beef tongue, smoked bacon, pork ribs, and mild pork sausage cooked down in broth) or Berner Rösti (shredded potatoes fried with onions, butter, and chunks of bacon).

Bern has one of Europe’s longest shopping promenades, with some 6 km of arcades home to trendy boutiques, jewellery shops, shopping malls and traditional markets.

Bern Tourist office
Bahnhofplatz 10a, 3011 Bern
Tel. +41 (0)31 328 12 12

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Bern can be found.

Bern railway station(s)

Bern Train Station

Bern Train Station

Address: Bahnhofplatz 10a CH-3011 Bern

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6am to 12am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, InterCity trains
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Customer reviews

  • "Great trip!"    
    I caught this train from Bern to Paris and it was all round a really good trip. There was enough space for everything which made it easier having a pack. Would travel on this train again!  
  • "Fast and comfortable trip!"    
    We had a great journey travelling with TGV from Bern to Paris. The train was impeccably kept - clean, safe and spacious - which made the journey really pleasant. I would highly recommend them to any traveller!  
  • "Takes the strees out of travel"    
    Having pre-booked tickets made our travels much less stressful. With typical Swiss precision the train left on time and the trip was smooth and extremely comfortable. The windows were clean giving a clear view of the snow-covered countryside. I will certainly make the same arrangements when I am next able to travel through Europe.  
  • "Journey continues in comfort"    
    Having arrived in Bern on time we then changed trains to go to Geneva. Easy tranfer by changing platforms. Bern to Geneva was very picturesque in areas. Geneva station central and we walked to our hotel.  
  • "Great way to travel!"    
    I recommend this as a great way to travel from Bern to Paris. It was easy to book, easy to get on and a comfortable ride all the way there!  
  • "The Only Way To Fly"    
    This trip was one of the most relaxing we have ever taken and through some beautiful countryside. The train was spotless,the staff helpful and efficient  
  • "Pleasant trip"    
    As the train was late arriving in Milano, we missed our train to Venice, so purchased another ticket on the next train.  
  • "Milano / Bern"    
    The Intercity Express is very convenient. The train is somewhat older than the new Eurostars but sufficiently comfortable and is still the best way to commute on this sector. In addition the beatiful views along Lake Maggiore and winding through the Alps add to the pleasure of the trip.