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from Bologna to Bern

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Travel Information from Bologna to Bern

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $138
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $37 (€30) • 10 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $138 (€111) • 5 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Trenitalia

Travel 252 miles (407 km) by bus, flight or train between Bologna and Bern. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Bologna to Bern.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Bern, Switzerland if I’m coming from Bologna, Italy?

International travel from Bologna, Italy to Bern, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Italy?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bern if traveling from Bologna?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Bern, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Bologna and Bern.

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

The current restriction level for returning to Bologna, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Bologna, Italy from Bern, Switzerland?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Bologna, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy 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 9/25/21. 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 Bologna from Bern here.

How do I reach Bern from Bologna?

You can travel from Bologna to Bern 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Bologna to Bern?

The cheapest way to travel to Bern from Bologna is by taking a bus with an average price of $37 (€30).

This is compared to other travel options to Bern:

Taking a bus is usually $101 (€81) less than taking a flight to Bern, which costs on average $138 (€111) for the same trip.

A bus is $32 (€26) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Bologna to Bern costing on average $69 (€56).

What is the fastest way to travel from Bologna to Bern?

The fastest way to get to Bern from Bologna is by flight with an average travel time of 5 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Bern can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 10 h 15 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 56 min.

What is the distance between Bologna and Bern?

The Bologna to Bern distance is around 252 miles (407 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Bologna to Bern?

The average frequency per day from Bologna to Bern is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Bologna and Bern as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Bologna at Bologna, Autostazione and arrive in Bern at Bern, Schutzenmatte Hbf.
  • Trains most often depart from Bologna at Bologna Centrale and arrive in Bern at Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.
Which travel companies can take me from Bologna to Bern?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bologna to Bern, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Bern by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Bologna to Bern tickets on Omio for $37 (€30).
  • Lufthansa Cityline can get you to Bern by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa Cityline from Bologna to Bern for $138 (€111) on Omio.
  • Trenitalia can take you to Bern by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Trenitalia from Bologna to Bern for $69 (€56).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Bologna to Bern?
Looking to extend your trip from Bologna to Bern? Many Omio customers who go from Bologna to Bern usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Geneva. If you're looking to explore Zurich, Paris or Geneva from Bern, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy Bologna to Bern tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $37 (€30) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $138 (€111) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $69 (€56) one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bologna
Bern
P.za XX Settembre
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Bologna Centrale
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