How to travel from Lyon to Bern

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from Lyon to Bern

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

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Bern on Jan 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMLyon3h20 09:20PMBern
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02:00PMLyon3h10 05:10PMBern
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04:30AMLyon3h40 08:10AMBern
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08:30AMLyon, Gare Perrache5h05 01:35PMBern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
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08:45PMLyon, Gare Perrache4h50 01:35AMBern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
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Travel Information from Lyon to Bern

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $34
fastestFastest modeBus • $34 (€30) • 5 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 149 miles (240 km) between Lyon and Bern. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Lyon to Bern.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Bern

Travel Tips: Travel to Bern easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Lyon to Bern.

Travel from Lyon, France to Bern, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Bern from Lyon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bern, Switzerland from Lyon?

  • There are no current restrictions

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 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Bern from Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Lyon, France from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Switzerland?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Lyon, France was last verified on 1/24/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Lyon from Bern.

There are 4 travel options from Lyon to Bern: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Bern from Lyon is by taking a flight with an average price of $15 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Bern:

A flight is $19 (€17) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Lyon to Bern costing on average $34 (€30).

Taking a flight is usually $7 (€6) less than taking a train to Bern, which costs on average $22 (€19) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Lyon to Bern is by bus with an average journey time of 5 h 35 min.

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

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 28 min   on average.

The Lyon to Bern distance is around 149 miles (240 km).

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Bern is:

  • 4 buses a day.
  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Lyon and Bern as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Lyon, Gare Perrache to Bern.
  • Most travelers board their train from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon 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 Lyon to Bern for $34 (€30).
Your trip from Lyon to Bern doesn't have to end in Bern. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Geneva. If you’d like to add Zurich, Paris or Geneva to your Lyon to Bern tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bern today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $34 (€30) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $15 (€13) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $22 (€19) one way on average.

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

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