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Bern to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 2h 0m to travel from Bern to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 80 miles (129 km). There are normally 54 trains per day travelling from Bern to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from $16.63 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 44m
PriceFrom $16.63
Distance80 miles (129 km)
Frequency54 trains per day
First train00:24
Last train23:24
Departure stationBern
Arrival stationGeneva
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Bern to Geneva train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bern to Geneva for Tuesday Sep 28th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:04 13:01 1h 57m, direct
11:34 13:18 1h 44m, direct
11:53 13:47 1h 54m, 1 change
12:04 14:01 1h 57m, direct
12:34 14:18 1h 44m, direct
12:53 14:47 1h 54m, 1 change
13:04 15:01 1h 57m, direct
13:34 15:18 1h 44m, direct
13:53 15:47 1h 54m, 1 change
14:04 16:01 1h 57m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Bern to Geneva

The price of train tickets from Bern to Geneva starts at $16.63 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 Bern to Geneva 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 Bern to Geneva

Want to know more about your journey from Bern to Geneva? 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 Bern to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between Bern and Geneva is 2 hours and 0 minutes, with around 54 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 Bern and Geneva by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bern to Geneva is 1 hour and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Bern to Geneva cost?

Train tickets from Bern to Geneva can start from as little as $16.63 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 Bern to Geneva?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bern to Geneva without having to change trains. There are 30 direct trains from Bern to Geneva each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bern to Geneva leave?

The first train from Bern to Geneva leaves at 00:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bern to Geneva leave?

The last train from Bern to Geneva leaves at 23:24. 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 Bern and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from Bern to Geneva cover a distance of around 80 miles (129 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Geneva to Bern.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bern to Geneva for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/28/2021. 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 05/03/2019 for travel on 05/03/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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