Take The Train From London to Bern. Capital to Capital In Just 8 Hours...

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You can travel from London to Bern without flying in just 8 hours. Leave London in the morning and, via Paris be in Bern by the evening.

London - Paris - Bern - Paris - London

From 4 days
Enjoy Eurostar and superfast TGV trains from London to Bern, the medieval capital of Switzerland. It's a simple journey by train, avoiding all the hassle of having to get to an airport, baggage allowance, searches and extra taxes. It's also a much more environmentally safer way to travel than flight. If you don't want to fly, take the train...


HOLIDAY - FROM 4 DAYS


JOURNEY TIME 7HRS 55MINS


BOOK UP TO 3 MONTHS IN ADVANCE


TRAIN FROM £110 EACH WAY PER PERSON


There are several direct TGV Lyria services a day between Paris and Bern. The trains are modern, with interiors designed by Christian Lacroix. Bern is a compact city and so getting to your hotel from the station will not take long.

If you take a morning train from London and an afternoon return service from Bern it's possible to do this trip in 3 days and still enjoy the city, but we recommend 4 days.

If you need more time to reach London before beginning your holiday, you could also depart from London in the afternoon and stay an extra night in Bern, or stopover in Paris.

If you'd like to book the trip by yourself we've set out below a guide to help. The earlier you book train tickets, the cheaper the prices.

If you decide to take a train to Basel and change for Bern there, there are direct trains between Paris and Basel that run every 2 hours until 16.23, and so you're free to choose which connecting Eurostar service you'd like to take. You change in Basel for Bern and there are trains every 30 mins. There are also options to change at Strasbourg, adding around 40 mins to your journey.

Train timetables may vary in summer and winter (changes occur in December and June) so always check.

If you'd like someone to do all the work for you, we recommend that you call Ffestiniog Travel ( see the blue box to the right) and talk to a real person. They'll take care of rail tickets, hotels and any passes and extra tickets. They're based in Wales and all their profits go back into helping run the Ffestioniog Railway company in Porthmadog. They've got over 40 years experience. Quote RRS for the best deals.


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HOW TO BOOK

The earlier you book, the cheaper the ticket. Book up to 90 days in advance.

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DEUTSCHE BAHN ( Best for checking timetables, but you can't book online for this trip)

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STAGE 1 PARIS -BERN - PARIS

Firstly book your ticket between Paris and Bern ( up to 90 days in advance), Voyages SNCF often have deals on first class, so check this as meals are included. Having bought your ticket for Paris- Bern visit the Eurostar site and book between London and Paris.

Eurostar has the facility to book all the way through to Switzerland, so check the prices here first. They are sometimes a few pounds cheaper ( eg 135 as opposed to 141 ), 3 months in advance.

STAGE 2 - LONDON - PARIS

Having bought your ticket for Paris- Bern visit the Eurostar site and book between London and Paris. You can also do this on the Voyages SNCF site. However, the Eurostar site offers the option for booking from UK departure points.

If you can't find your UK departure point on Eurostar use THE TRAINLINE.

TIP:

When checking times the DB site only allows 5mins changeover time at Basel. This is not enough.

 Enter times for Paris - Basel, then Basel - Bern and allow 30 mins.

IF GOING VIA BASEL ALLOW TIME TO GET FROM THE FRENCH SIDE OF BASEL STATION TO YOUR CONNECTING TRAIN TO BERN. CLICK HERE FOR OUR GUIDE TO BASEL STATION 


STAGE 3 HOTEL

VISIT BOOKING.COM.

We find that Booking.Com has the most comprehensive list of hotels, an easy to use website with reviews and the best prices.

You can also try LATEROOMS

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SUGGESTED OPTIONS

DEPART LONDON - PARIS - BASEL - BERN

Lon 09.17 - Paris 12.47  Paris 14.23 - Basel 17.26 (change) Basel 17.59 - Bern 18.56

Lon 10.25 - Paris 13.47  Paris 15.11 - Geneva 18.16 (change) Geneva 18.45 - Bern 20.26

Lon 10.25 - Paris 13.47  Paris 16.23 - Basel 19.26 (change) Basel 19.59 - Bern 20.56

13.31 - Paris 16.47  Paris 18.23 - Bern 22.50 (1 change in Paris, direct from Paris to Bern)

RETURN

DEPART BERN - BASEL - PARIS - LONDON

Bern 09.10 - Paris 13.37 Paris 15.13 - Lon 16.39 (1 change in Paris, direct from Bern to Paris)

Bern 10.34 - Basel 12.29 (change) Basel 12.34 - Paris 15.37 Paris 18.13 - Lon 19.39


YOU CAN ALSO TRAVEL VIA LAUSANNE. THE CHANGE AT LAUSANNE STATION IS VERY SIMPLE. 

DEP VIA LAUSANNE

Lon (or 10.25) 11.31 - Paris (13.47) 14.47 Paris 15.57 - Lausanne 19.37 Lausanne 19.50 - Bern 20.56

RETURN

Bern 11.04 - Lausanne 12.10 Lausanne 12.24 - Paris 16.03 Paris 18.13 - Lon 19.39

GUIDE TO LONDON ST. PANCRAS

GUIDE TO GARE DE LYON

GUIDE TO RAIL CITY BERN

GUIDE TO BASEL STATION



Itinerary

Day 1

London - Paris

Day 1

Paris - Bern

Days 2 - 4

Bern

Day 4

Bern - Paris

Day 4

Paris - London

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