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|Distance||80 miles (129 km)|
|Available travel modes||Train|
|Fastest mode||Train • $21 (€17) • 1 h 44 min|
|Popular travel companies||SBB|
Travel 80 miles (129 km) by train from Geneva to Bern. SBB is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct train 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.
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.
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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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.
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