How to Reach Bern

The Easiest Way to Reach Bern


  • By Air: Bern has a small airport and caters to international flights to Bern, flying in from neighbouring European cities. Instead of catching a flight to Bern, you could land in Zurich and take a train from the airport to Bern.
  • By Train: Bern is well connected through the Swiss Federal Railway and is accessible from all the major cities of Switzerland.
  • By Car: Bern is accessible by car through with the national motorway network; take the A1, A12 and A6 motorway exit.


  • On Foot: Berne is best experienced on foot. Take the tram, bus or rail to your stop and then explore the area on foot.
  • By Bus/Tram:The Bernmobil provides tram and bus services all over the city. Check their website for ticket fares and timetables.
  • By Train:The rail system in Bern is called the S-Bahn rail system and runs not only within Bern but also to its neighbouring cities.
  • By Car: Getting around Bern in a car is not recommended as it’s difficult to find parking space. If you do decide to drive around Bern, it’s advisable that you find a parking space and then take the bus/tram to the attraction.
  • By Bicycle: You can rent a bike for no charge for four hours at Bern Rollt. Carry your passport for identification purposes. There are other bike rentals in Bern as well.
  • By Taxi: There are taxi stands at the main station and in the city as well. Be warned that a taxi is expensive can is to be avoided if you’re traveling on a budget.

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Modes of Transportation in Bern

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Bern. The most preferred mode of transport in Bern is Walking.

Average distance: 7.07 km Average time: 17 min

  • Walking 66.67%
    Walking 15.5 min Overall average time for 1.6 kms 15.5 min
  • Car 33.33%
    Driving 20 min Overall average time for 18 kms 20 min
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