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Travel from Rome to Bern by train in 6 hours 34 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Rome to Bern by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Rome to Bern by train is 8 hours 43 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 6 hours 34 minutes. You'll usually find 18 trains per day traveling the 690 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there are no direct services to Bern. As the main train operator on this route, you're likely to be traveling on a service operated by Trenitalia for all or at least part of your journey to Bern.

Book train tickets from Rome to Bern in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $58.83. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Rome to Bern by train

It takes an average of 8h 43m to travel from Rome to Bern by train, over a distance of around 429 miles (690 km). There are normally 18 trains per day traveling from Rome to Bern and tickets for this journey start from $58.83 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

6h 34m


690 miles (429 km)


18 trains per day


1 change


From $58.83

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, ALSA

Rome to Bern train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Bern for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:50 13:24 6h 34m, 1 change
08:25 15:24 6h 59m, 2 changes
08:50 16:54 8h 4m, 3 changes
10:50 17:24 6h 34m, 1 change
12:50 19:24 6h 34m, 2 changes
13:50 20:24 6h 34m, 1 change
14:50 21:24 6h 34m, 2 changes
15:25 23:00 7h 35m, 4 changes
15:25 23:02 7h 37m, 3 changes
15:50 00:04 8h 14m, 3 changes

Trenitalia trains from Rome to Bern

You can travel from Rome to Bern on Trenitalia 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.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Cheap train tickets from Rome to Bern

The price of train tickets from Rome to Bern starts at $58.83 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 Rome to Bern 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 Rome to Bern

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

The average journey time by train between Rome and Bern is 8 hours and 43 minutes, with around 18 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 Rome and Bern by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Bern is 6 hours and 34 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Bern cost?

Train tickets from Rome to Bern can start from as little as $58.83 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 Rome to Bern?

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

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

The first train from Rome to Bern leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rome to Bern leaves at 22:35. 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 Rome and Bern by train?

Trains travelling from Rome to Bern cover a distance of around 429 miles (690 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bern to Rome.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rome to Bern for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 03/01/2023 for travel on 03/01/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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