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.
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).
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.§
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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Zurich Airport to Bern is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Zurich Airport to Bern leaves at 00:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Zurich Airport to Bern cover a distance of around 63 miles (102 km) during the journey.