How to travel from Cologne to Bern

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from Cologne to Bern

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

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train

To get from Cologne to Bern on Jun 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:48AMCologne Hbf5h08 10:56AMBern, Bhf
2 transfers
901One-way
Cheapest
11:55PMCologne Hbf7h31 07:26AMBern, Bhf
2 transfers
681One-way
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06:53AMCologne Hbf6h03 12:56PMBern, Bhf
1 transfer
821One-way
07:55PMCologne Hbf5h20 01:15AMBern, Bhf
3 transfers
901One-way
06:53PMCologne Hbf6h22 01:15AMBern, Bhf
3 transfers
821One-way

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Travel Information from Cologne to Bern

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $224 (€200) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 275 miles (444 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Cologne to Bern. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Bern.

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FAQs

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Bern, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Bern from Cologne restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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

The above information was last verified on 6/25/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Bern from Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 6/25/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Cologne from Bern.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Cologne and Bern. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Bern from Cologne is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bern:

Taking a ferry is about $76 (€68) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $76 (€68) for this trip.

Taking a ferry is about $224 (€200) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $224 (€200) for this journey.

A ferry is generally $63 (€56) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $63 (€56) from Cologne to Bern.

The fastest way from Cologne 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, going by bus can take 9 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Bern by train can take on average 5 h 7 min.

The distance is approximately 275 miles (444 km) from Cologne to Bern.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Bern is:

  • 6 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and tend to arrive in Bern.
  • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Köln Hbf and arrive in Bern at Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

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

  • You can take a bus from Cologne to Bern with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $76 (€68) with Flixbus from Cologne to Bern.
  • You can take a flight from Cologne to Bern with Eurowings. Cheap tickets can be found for $224 (€200) with Eurowings from Cologne to Bern.
  • You can travel from Cologne to Bern by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $63 (€56) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Bern.
Your trip from Cologne to Bern doesn't have to end in Bern. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Geneva. If you’d like to add Zurich, Paris or Geneva to your Cologne to Bern tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bern today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $76 (€68) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $224 (€200) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $63 (€56) one way on average.

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

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