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from Karlsruhe to Bern

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Travel Information from Karlsruhe to Bern

distanceDistance148 miles (239 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $40
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€28) • 4 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $40 (€32) • 2 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 148 miles (239 km) to Bern from Karlsruhe. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 56 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $35 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Karlsruhe to Bern.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Bern, Switzerland from Karlsruhe, Germany currently allowed?

Travel between Karlsruhe, Germany and Bern, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

This information was last checked on 9/23/21. 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 Karlsruhe to Bern.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Karlsruhe, Germany from Bern, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return to Karlsruhe, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Karlsruhe from Bern restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Karlsruhe, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany 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 Germany was last checked on 9/26/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Karlsruhe from Bern closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Bern from Karlsruhe?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Bern from Karlsruhe. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Karlsruhe to Bern?

The cheapest way to travel to Bern from Karlsruhe is by taking a bus with an average price of $35 (€28).

This is compared to other travel options to Bern:

Taking a bus is usually $5 (€4) less than taking a train to Bern, which costs on average $40 (€32) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Bern?

The fastest way to get to Bern from Karlsruhe is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 56 min.

Other travel options to Bern can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Bern by bus can take on average 4 h 10 min.

How many miles from Karlsruhe to Bern would I travel?

The distance from Karlsruhe to Bern is approximately 148 miles (239 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Karlsruhe to Bern?

The average frequency per day from Karlsruhe to Bern is:

  • Around 4 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Karlsruhe and Bern, where do I depart from Karlsruhe and where do I arrive in Bern?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Karlsruhe, Hinterm Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Bern, Schutzenmatte Hbf.
  • Trains most often depart from Karlsruhe at Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Bern at Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.
Which travel operators can get me to Bern from Karlsruhe?

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

  • You can travel by bus from Karlsruhe to Bern with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Karlsruhe to Bern tickets for $35 (€28) on Omio.
  • You can travel from Karlsruhe to Bern by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $40 (€32) with Deutsche Bahn from Karlsruhe to Bern.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Karlsruhe to Bern?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Karlsruhe 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 Karlsruhe and Bern itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bern and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Karlsruhe to Bern tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $35 (€28) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $40 (€32) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Karlsruhe 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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