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:
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Bern to Venice is 6 hours and 22 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Bern to Venice leaves at 04:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Bern to Venice cover a distance of around 256 miles (413 km) during the journey.