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How to get to Bern from London by train

Looking for a quieter and more relaxing city break? Leave the hustle and bustle of London behind you and let the train whisk you from London to Bern in less than half a day. No need to wait around at the airport or think about airport transfers – you’ll travel from city centre to city centre.

Even if there’s no direct train from London to Bern, your journey will still be a relaxing one – we suggest you take the Eurostar train to Paris, where you can stop and make the most of the main landmarks and tasty food before heading to Bern on a sleek TGV Lyria train.

Once you get off at Bern station, have a nice stroll around the old town and take in the beautiful Cathedral. There are also plenty of museums you can choose from, including the fascinating Einstein Museum.

Want to learn more about the train route from London to Bern? Scroll down for more details about train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

London to Bern by train

It takes an average of 9h 46m to travel from London to Bern by train, over a distance of around 462 miles (744 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from London to Bern and tickets for this journey start from €79.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 01m
Price€79.50 - €561.85
Distance462 miles (744 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationBern
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, DB, erb,

London to Bern train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Bern for Friday 29th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:24 London St-Pancras21:24 BernEurostar 9018 Eurostar Get tickets10h 00m, 3 changes
12:24 London St-Pancras23:07 BernEurostar 9024 Eurostar Get tickets9h 45m, 4 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street20:24 BernSchnellzug 13016 Greater Anglia Get tickets22h 22m, 8 changes
10:24 London St-Pancras20:56 BernEurostar 9018 Eurostar Get tickets9h 32m, 3 changes
12:24 London St-Pancras00:02 BernEurostar 9024 Eurostar Get tickets10h 38m, 4 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street19:56 BernSchnellzug 12054 Greater Anglia Get tickets21h 54m, 8 changes
10:24 London St-Pancras20:56 BernEurostar 9018 Eurostar Get tickets9h 32m, 3 changes
12:24 London St-Pancras01:02 BernEurostar 9024 Eurostar Get tickets11h 38m, 4 changes
09:01 London St-Pancras18:24 BernEurostar 9116 Eurostar Get tickets8h 23m, 4 changes
10:24 London St-Pancras21:24 BernEurostar 9018 Eurostar Get tickets10h 00m, 3 changes

Eurostar, SBB, Deutsche Bahn and NS trains from London to Bern

You can travel from London to Bern on Eurostar, SBB, Deutsche Bahn and NS 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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

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).

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

Cheap train tickets from London to Bern

Train tickets from London to Bern start at €79.50 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 €400.52.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price281.68
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price326.72
on the day
avg. single price400.52

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 London 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 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 London 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 London to Bern take?

The average journey time by train between London and Bern is 9 hours and 46 minutes, with around 7 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 London and Bern by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Bern is 8 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from London to Bern cost?

Train tickets from London to Bern can start from as little as €79.50 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 London to Bern?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Bern. Travelling from London to Bern by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from London to Bern leaves at 07:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Bern leaves at 12:24. 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 London and Bern by train?

Trains travelling from London to Bern cover a distance of around 462 miles (744 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bern to London.
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 London to Bern for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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