How to travel from Brussels to Bern

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from Brussels to Bern

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

Our recommendation
flight

To get from Brussels to Bern on May 23 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:10PMBrussels Airport1h20 08:30PMGeneva International Airport
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921One-way
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06:25PMBrussels-Midi11h56 06:21AMBern, Bhf
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801One-way
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05:15PMBrussels Airport1h20 06:35PMGeneva International Airport
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1021One-way
08:10AMBrussels Airport1h15 09:25AMGeneva International Airport
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1291One-way
06:25AMBrussels-Midi8h31 02:56PMBern, Bhf
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901One-way

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Travel Information between Brussels and Bern

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$39 - $99
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $39 (€35) • 8 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $99 (€89) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 303 miles (489 km) from Brussels to Bern. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $39 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Brussels to Bern.

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FAQs

Travel from Brussels, Belgium to Bern, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Bern from Brussels restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bern, Switzerland from Brussels?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Bern, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 5/9/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Brussels and Bern closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Brussels, Belgium from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Brussels, Belgium from Bern, Switzerland?

Reentering Belgium 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 Brussels from Bern?

  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

Which rules do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium 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 5/16/22. 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 Brussels from Bern here.

There are 3 travel options from Brussels to Bern: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bern is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $39 (€35) compared to other travel options to Bern:

Taking a bus is usually $60 (€54) less than taking a flight to Bern, which costs on average $99 (€89) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $13 (€12) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $52 (€47) from Brussels to Bern.

The fastest way from Brussels to Bern is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bern that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 8 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 7 h 31 min.

You should expect to travel around 303 miles (489 km) between Brussels and Bern.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Bern is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Bern.
  • Most travelers take a train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Bern by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Brussels to Bern for $39 (€35) on Omio.
  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Bern by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Brussels to Bern tickets on Omio for $99 (€89).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Bern by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Brussels to Bern tickets on Omio for $52 (€47).
Many of our customers traveling from Brussels to Bern don't make Bern their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bern are Zurich, Paris or Geneva, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bern to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $39 (€35) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $99 (€89) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $52 (€47) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Brussels to Bern 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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