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Getting from Zurich Airport to Bern by train

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, taking the train from Zurich Airport to Bern is always a great idea. You’ll reach your destination in just over an hour with a direct train operated by SBB, and you won’t have to worry about parking, luggage restrictions or check-in times!

Arrive in the centre of Bern and you’re within walking distance of the river Aare, the famous Albert Einstein Museum, and the impressive Clock Tower.

With about 45 connection per day, 32 of which are direct, you can get to the Swiss capital anytime you want. Need more information about this train journey? Find out more about this train route by scrolling down for FAQs and train times.

Zurich Airport to Bern by train

It takes an average of 1h 21m to travel from Zurich Airport to Bern by train, over a distance of around 63 miles (102 km). There are normally 44 trains per day travelling from Zurich Airport to Bern and tickets for this journey start from €52.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 10m
PriceFrom €52.20
Distance63 miles (102 km)
Frequency44 trains per day
Departure stationZurich Airport
Arrival stationBern
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS,

Zurich Airport to Bern train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zurich Airport to Bern for Tuesday 18th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:18 12:28 1h 10m, direct
11:46 12:58 1h 12m, direct
12:18 13:28 1h 10m, direct
12:46 13:58 1h 12m, direct
13:18 14:28 1h 10m, direct
13:46 14:58 1h 12m, direct
14:18 15:28 1h 10m, direct
14:46 15:58 1h 12m, direct
15:18 16:28 1h 10m, direct
15:46 16:58 1h 12m, direct

SBB trains from Zurich Airport to Bern

You can travel from Zurich Airport to Bern 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 Zurich Airport to Bern

Train tickets from Zurich Airport to Bern start at €52.20 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 €52.20.
lowest price found
from52.20
on the day
avg. single price52.20

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 Zurich Airport 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 Zurich Airport 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 Zurich Airport to Bern take?

The average journey time by train between Zurich Airport and Bern is 1 hour and 21 minutes, with around 44 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 Zurich Airport and Bern by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zurich Airport to Bern is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Zurich Airport to Bern can start from as little as €52.20 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 Zurich Airport to Bern?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Zurich Airport to Bern without having to change trains. There are 32 direct trains from Zurich Airport to Bern. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Zurich Airport to Bern leaves at 00:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zurich Airport to Bern leaves at 23:46. 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 Zurich Airport and Bern by train?

Trains travelling from Zurich Airport to Bern cover a distance of around 63 miles (102 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bern to Zurich Airport.
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 Zurich Airport to Bern for a typical week day using timetable data for 18/08/2020. 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 12/01/2020 for travel on 12/01/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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