There are direct trains several times a day connecting many European cities with the Swiss capital or the Bernese Oberland. Most international trains offer dining cars or a bistro, power outlets and newspaper service. Thus, the visitor’s holidays #madeinbern begin in a perfectly relaxed manner.
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Arrival from Germany
On the comfortable ICE trains of German Railways (DB), travellers enjoy fast and direct connections to many Swiss cities. Bern, Thun and Interlaken are connected by the Rhine Rail via Basel. On classic InterCity and EuroCity trains, guests reach Zurich from Munich, Stuttgart or Hamburg without having to change trains. Bern is just an hour away from Zurich by train.
Arrival from France
Speed, precision, excellent catering and 1st class service: the TGV Lyria high-speed train service combines the very best of French and Swiss culture. There is a daily direct connection between Paris and Bern.
Guests who have a Swiss Travel System ticket receive discounts on cross-border TGV tickets.
Arrival from Italy
With the commissioning of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Italian guests now arrive in Switzerland in significantly shorter time and an even more relaxed state. From Milan, it takes travellers just three hours to get to Bern.
Guests who have a Swiss Travel System ticket receive discounts on travel tickets from Italy.
(BLS Lötschberger – Recommended route via Domodossola)
Arrival from Austria
The fleet of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) transports passengers to Switzerland in a swift and most comfortable manner. Night trains link the old imperial city of Vienna, as well as Graz and Villach, to Zurich, allowing passengers to arrive the next morning in a completely rested state. Also, ÖBB’s premium rail service “Railjet” takes travellers from Vienna, Salzburg or Innsbruck to Zurich at 2-hour-intervals every day. As usual, perfect connections from Zurich hub to Bern are guaranteed.