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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 18m to travel from Zurich Airport to Bern by train, over a distance of around 63 miles (102 km). There are normally 71 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)
Frequency71 trains per day
First train00:05
Last train23:45
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 Wednesday 20th October 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:38 Zürich Flughafen06:58 BernInterregio 3252 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 20m, 1 change
06:08 Zürich Flughafen07:28 BernIntercity 706 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 20m, direct
06:15 Zürich Flughafen07:28 BernInterregio 2106 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 13m, 1 change
06:45 Zürich Flughafen07:58 BernIntercity 806 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 13m, direct
06:48 Zürich Flughafen07:58 BernIntercity 506 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 10m, 1 change
07:08 Zürich Flughafen08:28 BernIntercity 708 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 20m, direct
07:18 Zürich Flughafen08:28 BernIntercity 1510 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 10m, 1 change
07:45 Zürich Flughafen08:58 BernIntercity 808 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 13m, direct
07:48 Zürich Flughafen08:58 BernIntercity 512 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 10m, 1 change
08:08 Zürich Flughafen09:28 BernIntercity 710 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 20m, direct
08:18 Zürich Flughafen09:28 BernIntercity 1512 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets1h 10m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Zurich Airport to Bern

The price of train tickets from Zurich Airport to Bern starts at €52.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 18 minutes, with around 71 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 ticket prices from Zurich Airport to Bern can start from as little as €52.20 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.

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 33 direct trains from Zurich Airport to Bern each day. 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 00:05. 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 23:45. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zurich Airport to Bern for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/20/2021. 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 01/12/2020 for travel on 01/12/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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