The capital of Switzerland can be reached from each direction comfortably and quickly by plane, car or train.
Arrival by train
There are regular, direct train connections to all larger Swiss towns, as well as to Europe’s most important cities. Passengers can reach Zurich, Basel, Interlaken and Lucerne in under an hour with a direct connection.
For foreign visitors, who are planning a longer stay in Switzerland and want to discover the country and its sights using public transport, we recommend purchasing a Swiss Travel Pass. The Swiss Travel System provides visitors to Switzerland with tickets for the entire Swiss public transport net-work. It offers affordable all-in-one tickets including the Swiss Pass and Swiss Flexi Pass for combined journeys by train, post bus and boat.
Bern Airport is located only 10 km away from the city center of Bern.
The city can be reached by public transport. The airport bus takes passengers to Belp train station. From there, you can take an S-Bahn to Bern main station. For visitors staying in Bern overnight, the journey by public transport from the airport to the city is included in the Bern Ticket.
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Zurich Airport is Switzerland’s largest airport. You can reach Bern main station from Zurich Airport train station in an hour and 15 mins by train. Trains with direct connections from the airport to the capital depart every 30 mins.
EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
EuroAirport is located near the borders of Switzerland, France and Germany. Bern can be reached via Basel SBB train station in around 1 hour and 15 mins. Trains from Basel SBB to Bern depart every 30 mins.
Geneva Airport is also well connected to the Swiss rail network. Geneva Airport train station can be reached directly from the arrivals hall. Direct trains to Bern depart every 30 mins. The journey takes just under two hours.
Official Carrier Agreement
Official Carrier Agreement: The Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau (SCIB) is the official conference agency of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
SCIB is the primary address for SWISS Official Carrier agreements. An Official Carrier Agreement lets organizers and conference attendees take advantage of better prices to all destinations on the SWISS network. SCIB is responsible for issuing and coordinating Official Carrier Agreements.
Arrival by car
Bern is connected with all major cities in Switzerland and neighboring countries by a dense network of well-developed highways and main roads.
Bern is easily reached by car. The Swiss capital has motorway links with Geneva, Zurich/Basel and the Bernese Oberland region.
Once you’ve arrived in Bern, Bern Tourism recommends leaving your car in one of the multistory parking garages and exploring the city center on foot. The old town is car-free, except for deliveries.