How to travel from Bern to Lyon

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from Bern to Lyon

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

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To get from Bern to Lyon on Dec 07 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMBern3h40 09:40PMLyon
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271One-way
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06:00PMBern3h40 09:40PMLyon
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271One-way
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07:00AMBern3h10 10:10AMLyon
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331One-way
03:00PMBern, Car-Terminal Neufeld5h35 08:35PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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441One-way

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Travel Tips: Travel from Bern to Lyon

Travel Tips: Travel to Lyon 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 Bern to Lyon.
FAQs

Travel between Bern, Switzerland and Lyon, France is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Lyon from Bern?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Lyon, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Lyon from Bern.

The restriction level for your return to Bern, Switzerland from France is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Bern from Lyon restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Bern, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Bern from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel from Bern to Lyon including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Lyon from Bern is by taking a train, which costs on average $24 (€22).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:

A train is $16 (€14) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Bern to Lyon costing on average $40 (€36).

A train is $117 (€105) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Bern to Lyon costing on average $141 (€127).

The fastest way to get to Lyon from Bern is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Lyon can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 53 min   on average.

The Bern to Lyon distance is around 149 miles (240 km).

The average frequency per day from Bern to Lyon is:

  • 5 buses a day.
  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Lyon from Bern as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bern to Lyon:

  • Buses from Bern to Lyon most often leave from Bern and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Trains from Bern to Lyon most often leave from Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

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

  • You can travel by bus to Lyon from Bern with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Bern to Lyon tickets for $40 (€36) on Omio.
  • You can go to Lyon from Bern by plane with Air France. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $141 (€127) with Air France from Bern to Lyon on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Bern to Lyon often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bern and Lyon itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lyon and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $40 (€36) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $141 (€127) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $24 (€22) one way on average.

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

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