How to travel from Heidelberg to Bern

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Travel Information to Bern from Heidelberg

distanceDistance179 miles (288 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $33 (€30) • 3 h 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 179 miles (288 km) between Heidelberg and Bern. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Heidelberg to Bern.

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FAQs

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

Is international entry into Bern from Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg?

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

The above information was last verified on 6/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Heidelberg to Bern closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Heidelberg, Germany from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Heidelberg, Germany from Bern, Switzerland?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Heidelberg from Bern?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Which rules do I need to follow in Heidelberg, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany 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 6/24/22. 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 Heidelberg from Bern here.

You can travel to Bern from Heidelberg 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Heidelberg to Bern is by taking a ferry with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Bern:

Taking a ferry is usually $18 (€16) less than taking a bus to Bern, which costs on average $18 (€16) for the same trip.

A ferry is $13 (€12) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Heidelberg to Bern costing on average $13 (€12).

Taking a ferry is usually $33 (€30) less than taking a train to Bern, which costs on average $33 (€30) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Bern from Heidelberg is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 32 min.

Other travel options to Bern can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 25 min.

In comparison, getting to Bern by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, traveling by ferry can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from Heidelberg to Bern is approximately 179 miles (288 km).

The average frequency per day from Heidelberg to Bern is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 21 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Heidelberg to Bern 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 Heidelberg to Bern:

  • Buses from Heidelberg to Bern most often leave from Heidelberg, Alte Eppelheimer Straße (Hbf) and arrive in Bern.
  • Trains most often depart from Heidelberg at Heidelberg Hbf and arrive in Bern at Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

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

  • You can take a bus from Heidelberg to Bern with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $18 (€16) with Flixbus from Heidelberg to Bern.
  • You can take a train from Heidelberg to Bern with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $33 (€30) with Deutsche Bahn from Heidelberg to Bern.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Heidelberg to Bern often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Geneva. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Heidelberg and Bern itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bern and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket costs $18 (€16) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $13 (€12) one way.
  • A ferry ticket for this route costs on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $33 (€30) one way.

But we recommend booking Heidelberg 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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