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Getting there You can get to Bern from Berlin, Zurich and Geneva. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 04:35 € 69
From Milan 02:58 € 32
From Frankfurt 03:52 € 29
From Berlin 08:34 € 208
From Zurich 00:56 € 40
From Geneva 01:41 € 37
From Interlaken 00:47 € 22
From Basel 00:56 € 29
From Lucerne 01:00 € 30
From Dijon 02:58 € 48
From Lausanne 01:06 € 26
From Freiburg 01:54 € 62
From Mannheim 03:20 € 102
From Karlsruhe 02:56 € 90
From Stresa 02:02 € 32
From St Gallen 02:17 € 72
From Baden Baden 02:42 € 82
From Brig 01:03 € 50
From Spiez 00:29 € 16
From Olten 00:25 € 22
From Biel 00:25 € 12
From Fribourg 00:22 € 11
From Langnau 00:33 € 13
From Neuchatel (loc) 00:34 € 15
From Thun 00:18 € 12
From Visp 00:55 € 50
From Frutigen 00:41 € 29
From Winterthur 01:30 € 51


Getting around From Bern, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Thun 00:18 € 12
To Fribourg 00:21 € 11
To Spiez 00:31 € 16
To Neuchatel (loc) 00:50 € 15
To Olten 00:52 € 22
To Interlaken 00:54 € 22
To Visp 00:57 € 41
To Langnau 00:57 € 13
To Lausanne 01:11 € 26
To Basel 01:14 € 29
To Brig 01:27 € 41
To Winterthur 01:33 € 51
To Lucerne 01:34 € 30
To Domodossola 01:38 € 32
To Zurich 01:39 € 40
To Biel 01:50 € 12
To Geneva 02:01 € 37
To Stresa 02:04 € 32
To Frutigen 02:20 € 20
To Kandersteg 02:37 € 26
To Frasne 02:40 € 32
To Montreux 02:41 € 32
To Goppenstein 02:50 € 31
To St Gallen 02:53 € 72
To Milan 03:01 € 71
To Baden Baden 03:23 € 82
To Dijon 03:59 € 48
To Freiburg 04:15 € 62
To Dole 04:24 € 64
To Karlsruhe 05:22 € 90
To Frankfurt 06:04 € 29
To Mannheim 06:25 € 102
To Paris 06:35 € 69
To Bologna 10:48 € 97
To Berlin 11:15 € 67
To Barcelona 11:30
To Hamburg 11:32 € 67
To Florence 12:46 € 121

Bern city guide

Bern, the capital of Switzerland

Bern is the capital city of the Swiss Confederation and the fourth most populous city in Switzerland. Bern is surrounded on three sides by the river Aare, and is located just west of the centre of Switzerland and north of the Bernese Alps. The magnificent countryside around Bern was formed by glaciers during the Ice Age. The historic old town of Bern, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


The Old Town will delight you with its covered arcades, cobbled streets and decorated façades. Discover the local wonders such as the Das Berner Münster (Cathedral of Bern), the Zeitglockenturm (Clock Tower) and the Federal Palace. The Clock Tower is one of Bern’s most important sights.

Enjoy the view across the city and the snow-capped Bernese mountains when you are at the top of the Cathedral’s tower, Switzerland’s highest church tower! The Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Federal Palace, also known as the Parliament Building or the Bundeshaus is an impressive and beautiful building has two wings and a 64 metre high dome. In front, is found the Parliament Square, which serves as a gathering point for inhabitants and as a market place every weekend.

Try local specialities such as the Bernerplatte (slabs of salt pork, beef tongue, smoked bacon, pork ribs, and mild pork sausage cooked down in broth) or Berner Rösti (shredded potatoes fried with onions, butter, and chunks of bacon).

Bern has one of Europe’s longest shopping promenades, with some 6 km of arcades home to trendy boutiques, jewellery shops, shopping malls and traditional markets.

Bern Tourist office
Bahnhofplatz 10a, 3011 Bern
Tel. +41 (0)31 328 12 12

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Bern station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Bern.


Bern railway station(s)

Bern Train Station

Bern Train Station

Address: Bahnhofplatz 10a CH-3011 Bern

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6am to 12am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, InterCity trains
Services:
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Customer reviews

  • "Enjou our trip!"    
    We as a family enjoy our trip a lot! The only problem we experienced was that there was not enough space for all the people's lugguage. No complaints further.  
  • "Exploring Switzerland"    
    We had a wonderful time, exploring Switzerland by going from place to place by train. The trains were punctual, clean, comfortable and we would do it again. We took the train from London to Paris and then from Paris to Berne. We then travelled to Lucerne, St Moritz, Zermat and then to Geneva to fly back to London.  
  • "Euro Train is prefect"    
    Euro train is prefect, highly recommand taken by train as travelling Euro  
  • "Fantastic"    
    Everything perfect as expected  
  • "Bern-Milano"    
    Wonderful train, wonderful service, very comfortable and convenient...worth of paid money  
  • "Kind of a pain"    
    Had to get off the train, board a bus, then back on the train. No reason given why. Entered a very long tunnel and windows were left open and the diesel fumes were unbearable.  
  • "Excellent service"    
    Puts UK train travel in a bad light! This was quiet, comfortable and very well organised. Slight delay due to signal problem was unavoidable.  
  • "Bien"    
    Excelente  
  • "Average"    
    The anticipated train has been annulled. The substitutive convoy was uncomfortable and not very comforting.  
  • "Slightly disappointed"    
    I travelled in TGV lyria for the second time in 3 years. The first time was in 2010 with my wife and children and we travelled from Rome to Florence and later from Florence to Venice. Though trains are still as punctual, the upholstry is now a little worn and the train looked more untidy. The W/C close to our seats was full and overflowing and on the way back dirty. The staff however was extremely helpful and courtious. All in all the experience wasnt quite upto the standards I had come to expect from my last trip.