How to travel from Florence to Bern

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from Florence to Bern

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

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To get from Florence to Bern on May 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:03AMFlorence Campo di Marte8h21 10:24AMBern, Bhf
2 transfers
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02:03AMFlorence Campo di Marte8h21 10:24AMBern, Bhf
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1191One-way
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07:50PMFlorence Peretola Airport1h15 09:05PMZurich Airport
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Travel Information from Florence to Bern

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$58 - $175
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $58 (€52) • 5 h 14 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $175 (€157) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Trenitalia

Travel 286 miles (461 km) by bus, flight or train from Florence to Bern. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $58 (€52). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Florence to Bern.

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FAQs

Travel between Florence, Italy and Bern, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Italy enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 5/23/22. 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 from Florence to Bern.

The restriction level for your return to Florence, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Florence from Bern restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Florence, Italy?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 5/26/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Florence from Bern closer to your date of departure here.

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

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Bern is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $58 (€52) compared to other travel options to Bern:

Taking a train is about $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $58 (€52) for this trip.

A train is $117 (€105) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Florence to Bern costing on average $175 (€157).

The fastest way from Florence to Bern is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 11 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 14 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 286 miles (461 km) from Florence to Bern.

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and tend to arrive in Bern.
  • Trains most often depart from Florence at Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Bern at Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Bern by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Florence to Bern for $58 (€52).
  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Bern by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Florence to Bern tickets on Omio for $175 (€157).
  • Trenitalia can get you to Bern by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Trenitalia from Florence to Bern for $58 (€52) on Omio.
Many of our customers traveling from Florence 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!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $58 (€52) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $175 (€157) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $58 (€52) one way on average.

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

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