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Paris to Bern by train
Fastest journey4hr 27m
Trains per day2
Avg. journey time4hr 33m
Travelling from Paris to Bern by train
Fast trains from Paris to Bern take around 4 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 436 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Bern.
1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Bern?
Direct trains from Paris to Bern have been found.
We usually find at least one direct train on the route from Paris to Bern every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 4 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Paris to Bern?
The Paris to Bern train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Paris to Bern train times and schedule?
On weekdays the only direct train to Bern is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 18:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 17:47, and the last at 18:23.
What's the Paris to Bern train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Bern are $53.86.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $134 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $125. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Paris to Bern train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Paris to Bern by train.
Which train companies operate between Paris and Bern?
More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Bern, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Other journeys to Bern View all journeys to Bern
It is very easy to travel by train from Paris to Berne in Switzerland. Comfortable TGV Lyria trains give a direct link between the two capitals, with timings which are very much geared to the business market.
There are plenty of other options, all normally requiring one change of train along the way – that change can be at Basel, Lausanne or Geneva, and it adds up to an hour to the overall journey time between Paris and Berne.
Paris to Bern
Fast direct TGV Lyria trains to Berne leave from Paris Gare de Lyon. In Berne, these trains arrive at the main station, from where it is a short walk east into the Old Town. The direct train from Paris to Berne leaves Paris early evening, returning from Switzerland to Paris the following morning. Additional options, all requiring a change of train, are available via Lausanne.
The direct trains from Paris to Berne make four intermediate stops, two in France at Dijon and Mulhouse, and two in Switzerland at Basel and Olten. The route follows a high-speed line south-east from Paris, cutting through Burgundy to reach the Franche-Comté region, where the train traverses pleasant hill country to reach the Swiss border. From Basel, the pace is slower as the train follows winding valleys south towards Berne.
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