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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $91.27
  2. 30 day advance $217.88
  3. 7 day advance $273.15
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    20:31
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 23m

Travelling from London to Bern by train

Fast trains from London to Bern take around 7 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 748 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Bern.

Are there direct trains from London to Bern?

Journeys between London and Bern usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from London to Bern every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 21 departures.

How long is the train journey from London to Bern?

The London to Bern train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the London to Bern train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Bern is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:40 and the last train is around 20:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:18, and the last at 20:31.

What's the London to Bern train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Bern are $91.27.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $217 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $273. 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 London to Bern train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 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 London to Bern by train.

Which train companies operate between London and Bern?

More than one train company operates on the route from London to Bern, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Alleo
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurostar
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Find journey information for Bern to London

Other journeys to Bern View all journeys to Bern

  1. It is an easy journey by train from London to Berne in Switzerland. The route favoured by most travellers is via Paris. The journey starts with an early afternoon high-speed run on Eurostar from London to the French capital, where you change stations. At the Gare de Lyon in Paris, you join a TGV Lyria train for the onward journey to Berne, giving a late evening arrival in the city. If you want to travel earlier in the day, your best bet is to travel via Paris and Lausanne, from where it is just one hour on a Swiss domestic train service to Berne.

    London to Paris

    The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

    Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon

    When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.

    If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

    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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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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