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!
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.§
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 Zurich Hb is 1 hour and 43 minutes, with around 15 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 Zurich Hb is 56 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Bern to Zurich Hb can start from as little as €47.60 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bern to Zurich Hb without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Bern to Zurich Hb each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bern to Zurich Hb leaves at 11:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bern to Zurich Hb leaves at 13:36. 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 Zurich Hb cover a distance of around 60 miles (96 km) during the journey.