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from Geneva to Bern

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To get from Geneva to Bern on Jan 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:42AMGeneva1h44 10:26AMBern, Bhf
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$521One-way
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08:59AMGeneva1h57 10:56AMBern, Bhf
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$501One-way
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09:42AMGeneva1h44 11:26AMBern, Bhf
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$501One-way
10:42AMGeneva1h44 12:26PMBern, Bhf
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$501One-way
09:59AMGeneva1h57 11:56AMBern, Bhf
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Jan 21
$47SBB
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Jan 22
$39SBB
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Travel Information to Bern from Geneva

distanceDistance80 miles (129 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $31 (€26) • 1 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Travel 80 miles (129 km) by train to Bern from Geneva. SBB is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct train from Geneva to Bern.

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How to Travel from Geneva to Bern?

Every day, passengers can board approximately 32 trains to travel from Geneva to Bern. The trains are provided by Swiss Federal Railways. The journey is comfortable, as Swiss Federal Railways' intercity service provides modern carriages, WiFi connectivity, and a dining cart. Of the 32 journeys which depart each day, approximately 2 per hour between 08:00 am and 08:00 pm are direct. However, these are frequently more expensive than journeys with transfers. You should book in advance to secure the best possible deal on tickets. All trains depart from Geneva Cornavin and arrive at Bern Hauptbahnhof. 

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Geneva to Bern?

The cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Bern is on trains with transfers. Typically trains that have one transfer or more are cheaper than the equivalent journey without a transfer. However, journeys with a transfer typically take longer. A journey with a transfer usually takes 1 hour and 56 minutes on average, whereas a direct journey usually takes 1 hour and 44 minutes. As the journey time is only roughly 10 minutes longer, this may be the choice for you if you prefer to save money on the fare. 

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Geneva to Bern?

The fastest way to travel from Geneva to Bern is by direct train. Passengers can find a direct train that takes as little as 1 hour and 44 minutes to travel between the two cities. Swiss Federal Railways provide all direct trains from Geneva to Bern. Approximately 2 direct trains depart each hour from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm. Outside of those hours, there are no direct trains from Geneva to Bern. As the fastest method of reaching Bern from Geneva, direct train tickets are typically more expensive than train tickets that include transfers. To secure the best deal possible, passengers are advised to look in advance of their planned departure date and to be flexible in regards to time and date. 

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Travel from Geneva to Bern​ by Train​

Swiss Federal Railways operate the train services from Geneva to Bern. The average train journey from Geneva to Bern takes 1 hour and 50 minutes. Passengers can choose between the approximately 32 trains that depart from Geneva for Bern each day. The first train departs shortly after 06:00 am and the last train departs shortly before 11:00 pm. However, passengers who wish to board a direct service can only do so between 08:00 am and 08:00 pm; if you travel outside those hours, you'll have to change in Neuchatel​. The vast majority of trains between the two cities are direct, and passengers can choose between roughly 2 direct trains per hour between 08:00 am and 08:00 pm.  All trains from Geneva depart from Geneva Cornavin. Geneva Cornavin is in the heart of Geneva's commercial district and is roughly one mile outside of Geneva's historic center, where many travelers choose to stay. It takes approximately 16 minutes to walk from Geneva Cornavin to the historic city center. All trains from Geneva arrive in Bern Hauptbahnhof Station. Bern Hauptbahnhof is in the heart of Bern city center and is only a five minute walk away from the city center.  

How to get from Geneva to Bern

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Geneva to Bern, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Geneva to Bern and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

What are the ways to get from Geneva to Bern?

You can get from Geneva to Bern by train.

What is the fastest way from Geneva to Bern?

Traveling by train is also the quickest way from Geneva to Bern. It takes on average 1 h 44 min   to travel this journey.

How many miles from Geneva to Bern would I travel?

Bern is approximately 80 miles (129 km) away from Geneva.

How many services a day are there to Bern from Geneva?

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Bern is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their train from Genève and arrive in Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

Which travel companies can get me from Geneva to Bern?

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

  • SBB can get you to Bern by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SBB from Geneva to Bern for $31 (€26) on Omio.

Can I travel directly between Geneva and Bern?

Yes, there is a direct service from Geneva to Bern:

  • You'll find 16 direct trains a day to Bern with SBB.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Geneva to Bern?

Omio customers who travel from Geneva to Bern often also extend their vacation to go to Zurich, Paris or Milan. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bern and these popular destinations at a great price.

When should I purchase a ticket from Geneva to Bern online to score the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets are costing $31 (€26) one way on average.

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