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About the train journey from Berlin to Bern Hbf

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The train from Berlin to Bern Hbf usually takes 9 hours 34 minutes on average to travel 752 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 8 hours 14 minutes. You can expect to find 32 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Berlin and Bern Hbf, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Bern Hbf. You can choose to travel with ICE or DB to get to Bern Hbf – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Berlin to Bern Hbf in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $22.52.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Bern Hbf, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Berlin to Bern Hbf by train

It takes an average of 9h 34m to travel from Berlin to Bern Hbf by train, over a distance of around 467 miles (752 km). There are normally 32 trains per day traveling from Berlin to Bern Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $22.52 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station

Bern Hbf

Journey time

From 8h 14m


467 miles (752 km)


32 trains per day


1 change


From $22.52

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn

Berlin to Bern Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Bern Hbf for Tuesday Jun 20th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:33 17:26 8h 53m, 1 change
08:41 17:21 8h 40m, 3 changes
08:41 17:26 8h 45m, 2 changes
09:11 18:28 9h 17m, 3 changes
10:11 18:56 8h 45m, 2 changes
10:33 19:21 8h 48m, 2 changes
10:33 19:26 8h 53m, 1 change
10:41 19:21 8h 40m, 3 changes
10:41 19:26 8h 45m, 2 changes
11:11 20:28 9h 17m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Berlin to Bern Hbf

You can travel from Berlin to Bern Hbf on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Intercity Express (ICE) classes from Berlin to Bern Hbf

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity Express (ICE) when traveling from Berlin to Bern Hbf.

Onboard services on Intercity Express (ICE)

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Berlin to Bern Hbf.


You can take as much baggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Baggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Baggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead baggage rack. The standard dimensions of baggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm (27.5 x 19.6 x 11.8 inches). Larger items of baggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large baggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When traveling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.


If you’re traveling on an ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favorite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.


With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.


You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not traveling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Bern Hbf

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Bern Hbf starts at $22.52 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Berlin to Bern Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Berlin to Bern Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin to Bern Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Berlin to Bern Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Bern Hbf is 9 hours and 34 minutes, with around 32 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Berlin and Bern Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Bern Hbf is 8 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Bern Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Berlin to Bern Hbf can start from as little as $22.52 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Bern Hbf?

No, there are no direct train services from Berlin to Bern Hbf. Travelling from Berlin to Bern Hbf by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Berlin to Bern Hbf leave?

The first train from Berlin to Bern Hbf leaves at 00:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin to Bern Hbf leave?

The last train from Berlin to Bern Hbf leaves at 22:34. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Berlin and Bern Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Bern Hbf cover a distance of around 467 miles (752 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bern Hbf to Berlin.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Bern Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/20/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/30/2023 for travel on 04/30/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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