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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 Jan 27 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Lyon from Bern

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus
fastestFastest modeBus • $22 (€18) • 4 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a bus to travel 149 miles (240 km) between Bern and Lyon. Flixbus is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Bern to Lyon.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Bern to Lyon

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.

Does France have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Lyon from Bern?

Travel between Bern, Switzerland and Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter France?

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

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

Conditions of entry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 1/25/22. 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 between Bern and Lyon.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Bern, Switzerland from Lyon, France?

The current restriction level for returning to Bern, Switzerland from France is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Bern, Switzerland from Lyon, France?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Bern from Lyon?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Bern, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Bern from Lyon here.

How do I reach Lyon from Bern?

Travel Bern to Lyon by bus.

What is the quickest way to get from Bern to Lyon?

The fastest way to travel from Bern to Lyon is by bus with an average journey time of 4 h 30 min.

What is the distance from Bern to Lyon?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Bern to Lyon?

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Bern to Lyon depart from Bern, Schutzenmatte Hbf to Lyon, Gare Perrache.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Bern to Lyon?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from Bern to Lyon:

  • You can go to Lyon from Bern by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $22 (€18) with Flixbus from Bern to Lyon on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly from Bern to Lyon?

Yes, there is a direct route available from Bern to Lyon:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lyon as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Bern and Lyon.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Bern and Lyon ends?

Your trip from Bern to Lyon doesn't have to end in Lyon. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you’d like to add Paris, Geneva or Barcelona to your Bern to Lyon tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lyon today!

When should I buy a ticket from Bern to Lyon online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Bern to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $22 (€18) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Bern to Lyon 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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