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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 HK$661
From Milan 02:58 HK$307
From Frankfurt 03:52 HK$278
From Berlin 08:34 HK$1,992
From Zurich 00:56 HK$383
From Geneva 01:41 HK$354
From Interlaken 00:47 HK$211
From Basel 00:56 HK$278
From Lucerne 01:00 HK$287
From Dijon 02:58 HK$460
From Lausanne 01:06 HK$249
From Freiburg 01:54 HK$594
From Mannheim 03:20 HK$977
From Karlsruhe 02:56 HK$862
From Stresa 02:02 HK$307
From St Gallen 02:17 HK$690
From Baden Baden 02:42 HK$785
From Brig 01:03 HK$479
From Spiez 00:29 HK$153
From Olten 00:25 HK$211
From Biel 00:25 HK$115
From Fribourg 00:22 HK$105
From Langnau 00:33 HK$125
From Neuchatel (loc) 00:34 HK$144
From Thun 00:18 HK$115
From Visp 00:55 HK$479
From Frutigen 00:41 HK$278
From Winterthur 01:30 HK$489

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

To Thun 00:18 HK$115
To Fribourg 00:21 HK$105
To Spiez 00:31 HK$153
To Neuchatel (loc) 00:50 HK$144
To Olten 00:52 HK$211
To Interlaken 00:54 HK$211
To Visp 00:57 HK$393
To Langnau 00:57 HK$125
To Lausanne 01:11 HK$249
To Basel 01:14 HK$278
To Brig 01:27 HK$393
To Winterthur 01:33 HK$489
To Lucerne 01:34 HK$287
To Domodossola 01:38 HK$307
To Zurich 01:39 HK$383
To Biel 01:50 HK$115
To Geneva 02:01 HK$354
To Stresa 02:04 HK$307
To Frutigen 02:20 HK$192
To Kandersteg 02:37 HK$249
To Frasne 02:40 HK$307
To Montreux 02:41 HK$307
To Goppenstein 02:50 HK$297
To St Gallen 02:53 HK$690
To Milan 03:01 HK$680
To Baden Baden 03:23 HK$785
To Dijon 03:59 HK$460
To Freiburg 04:15 HK$594
To Dole 04:24 HK$613
To Karlsruhe 05:22 HK$862
To Frankfurt 06:04 HK$278
To Mannheim 06:25 HK$977
To Paris 06:35 HK$661
To Bologna 10:48 HK$929
To Berlin 11:15 HK$642
To Barcelona 11:30
To Hamburg 11:32 HK$642
To Florence 12:46 HK$1,159

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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Main cities in Switzerland

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Customer reviews

    We took a train from Venice to Milan for connection to Bern. The ticket indicated that the train will arrive at 1755 in Milan and my connection was 1825. Was very upset that the train arrived at 1830 and we missed the train. They connected us from Milan to Brig and another connection from Brig to Bern which delayed a total of over 2 hours. To make matters worse, we had to seats arranged for these 2 legs and was told that if the train was full, we have to stand. Very unpleasant journey and disappointed with such connection arrangements!!  
  • "Perfect"    
    I and My Friends were happy..The Train was confort..But there may be separete compartment for non -seat number..because how many times have we changed the place  
  • "Trip to interlaken "    
    the train was quite comfortable, lovely seating are for families. It was also quite expensive, but the views were definitely worth seeing!  
  • "Feedback"    
    The travrl for very good. the train was not full and so it was possible to keep the luggage comfortable. Had it been full there would be problem. Need to see.  
  • "Limited space for luggage"    
    In my opinion, there is limited space for putting large luggage as train are quite full.  
  • "train changed"    
    Actually this time our trip has big problem. Because Suddenly train plafform changed in Bern. So my family got on the another train. also We paid but had no seat during over 3hours.  
  • "smooth sailing"    
    yes, the travel was a smooth one, effortless and enjoyable. also a bit of comfort was there in first class. i like all those people from my country who can afford the cost, should travel by rail europe.  
  • "Fast, easy and cheap!"    
    I really enjoyed my trip with eurorail. It is really fast, my ticket was quiet cheap and the personal in the train were kind. I recommand eurorail to everyone.  
  • "efficiency travel"    
    short time travel from Bern to Milano; comfortable seat.  
  • "Enjou our trip!"    
    We as a family enjoy our trip a lot! The only problem we experienced was that there was not enough space for all the people's lugguage. No complaints further.  
  • "Exploring Switzerland"    
    We had a wonderful time, exploring Switzerland by going from place to place by train. The trains were punctual, clean, comfortable and we would do it again. We took the train from London to Paris and then from Paris to Berne. We then travelled to Lucerne, St Moritz, Zermat and then to Geneva to fly back to London.  
  • "Euro Train is prefect"    
    Euro train is prefect, highly recommand taken by train as travelling Euro  
  • "Fantastic"    
    Everything perfect as expected  
  • "Bern-Milano"    
    Wonderful train, wonderful service, very comfortable and convenient...worth of paid money  
  • "Kind of a pain"    
    Had to get off the train, board a bus, then back on the train. No reason given why. Entered a very long tunnel and windows were left open and the diesel fumes were unbearable.  
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