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Taking the train from Bern to Zurich

Bern, baby, Bern, this awesome train route is all about the best of Switzerland. Explore all the wonders of this capital city, including the Zytglogge, a beautiful astronomical clock you should definitely try and view on the hour so you can see the ornate bears parade below its face. Once you’re ready to adventure onwards, simply board a train for less than an hour to arrive at the home of Switzerland’s most famous lake.

SBB trains connect the cities, with comfy seats, sleek and modern design and handy ticket options for easy round trips so that you can enjoy stress-free travel. Once you’re in Zurich, you can head to the lakeside to take in your glorious new surroundings, or if you are already missing the cute and cuddly bears, Zurich has a zoo! Meet the bears of Bern - check out our FAQs below!

Bern to Zurich Hb by train

It takes an average of 1h 10m to travel from Bern to Zurich Hb by train, over a distance of around 60 miles (96 km). There are normally 102 trains per day travelling from Bern to Zurich Hb and tickets for this journey start from €47.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 56m
Distance60 miles (96 km)
Frequency102 trains per day
Departure stationBern
Arrival stationZurich Hb
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS,

Bern to Zurich Hb train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bern to Zurich Hb for Tuesday 14th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
13:02 13:58 56m, direct
13:04 14:22 1h 18m, 2 changes
13:32 14:28 56m, direct
13:34 14:52 1h 18m, 1 change
13:34 14:54 1h 20m, direct
13:36 14:56 1h 20m, 1 change
14:02 14:58 56m, direct
14:04 15:22 1h 18m, 2 changes
14:32 15:28 56m, direct
14:34 15:52 1h 18m, 1 change

SBB trains from Bern to Zurich Hb

You can travel from Bern to Zurich Hb on SBB 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.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Cheap train tickets from Bern to Zurich Hb

Train tickets from Bern to Zurich Hb start at €47.60 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €47.60.
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avg. single price47.60

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 Zurich Hb 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Zurich Hb? 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 Zurich Hb take?

The average journey time by train between Bern and Zurich Hb is 1 hour and 10 minutes, with around 102 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 Zurich Hb by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bern to Zurich Hb is 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Bern to Zurich Hb cost?

Train tickets from Bern to Zurich Hb can start from as little as €47.60 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 Zurich Hb?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bern to Zurich Hb without having to change trains. There are 58 direct trains from Bern to Zurich Hb. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bern to Zurich Hb leave?

The first train from Bern to Zurich Hb leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bern to Zurich Hb leave?

The last train from Bern to Zurich Hb leaves at 23:32. 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 Zurich Hb by train?

Trains travelling from Bern to Zurich Hb cover a distance of around 60 miles (96 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zurich Hb to Bern. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bern to Zurich Hb.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bern to Zurich Hb for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. 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 23/01/2020 for travel on 10/02/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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