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Travelling from Bern to Venice by train

Embark on a cross-border rail adventure by taking the train from Bern to Venice. The journey takes around 6h 30m on the fastest services and involves at least one change. There are two primary routes between Bern and Venice, on which you’ll be taking a mixture of SBB (Swiss), Trenitalia and Italo (both Italian) trains. The journey involves a change in either Brig or Milan:

  • Bern to Brig (SBB) – Brig to Venice (Trenitalia)
  • Bern to Milan (Trenitalia) – Milan to Venice (Italo)

With Trainline, you can buy tickets for multiple different train companies all in the same place, and we’ll send the tickets for the different legs of the journey directly to you. All you have to do is get on the right train! Keep in mind that some services will take you to Venice Mestre Station, located on the mainland. If so, just hop on a train across the lagoon to Venezia Santa Lucia, the city’s main station.

Ready to go? Scroll down for more information on the route from Bern to Venice, including FAQs and train timetables. When you’re ready to book, use our Journey Planner to check ticket prices. We’ll show you departure times and changes – book in advance for the cheapest tickets.

Bern to Venice by train

It takes an average of 8h 26m to travel from Bern to Venice by train, over a distance of around 256 miles (413 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Bern to Venice and tickets for this journey start from €52.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 22m
PriceFrom €52.70
Distance256 miles (413 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
First train04:38
Last train23:39
Departure stationBern
Arrival stationVenice
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Bern to Venice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bern to Venice for Tuesday 1st February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:00 17:00 7h 0m, 3 changes
10:00 17:30 7h 30m, 2 changes
10:02 17:00 6h 58m, 4 changes
10:02 17:30 7h 28m, 3 changes
11:02 18:00 6h 58m, 3 changes
12:34 18:56 6h 22m, 2 changes
12:34 19:30 6h 56m, 1 change
12:34 19:40 7h 6m, 2 changes
12:34 20:03 7h 29m, 1 change
13:07 19:30 6h 23m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Bern to Venice

The price of train tickets from Bern to Venice starts at €52.70 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 Venice 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Bern and Venice is 8 hours and 26 minutes, with around 23 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 Venice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bern to Venice is 6 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Bern to Venice cost?

Train ticket prices from Bern to Venice can start from as little as €52.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bern to Venice?

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

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

The first train from Bern to Venice leaves at 04:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bern to Venice leaves at 23:39. 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 Venice by train?

Trains travelling from Bern to Venice cover a distance of around 256 miles (413 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Venice to Bern. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bern to Venice.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bern to Venice for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/01/2022. 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 05/25/2022 for travel on 05/25/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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