How to get to Kursaal Bern and the conference hotels

The conference venue is the Kursaal Congress Centre, within walking distance of the old town of Bern at only 5 minutes from the main railway station (tram No.9). Below you will find information on how to get there.

Arriving by public transport:
At Bern central railway station take tram No. 9 towards “Wankdorf Bahnhof “; the tram leaves every ten minutes and will take only 5 minutes to arrive at the Kursaal.

Arriving by plane:
International airports close to Bern are Zurich, Basel, Geneva, Frankfurt and Milan:

  • Zurich Airport to Bern Central Station (Bahnhof): 75 minutes (direct trains)
  • Basel Airport to Bern Central Station (Bahnhof): 80 minutes
  • Geneva Airport to Bern Central Station (Bahnhof): 2:00h (direct trains)
  • Frankfurt Airport to Bern Central Station (Bahnhof): 4:00h
  • Milano Malpensa to Bern Central Station (Bahnhof): 4:40h

Arriving by car: Take motorway exit “Bern-Wankdorf” and continue towards "Zentrum"; from Papiermühlestrasse turn right into Viktoriastrasse; at Viktoriaplatz turn left into Kornhausstrasse. The Kursaal is located 100 metres further on the right (under the bridge).

Address for your GPS:
GPS : 46.9527915 °N / 7.4481958 ° E
Street address: Kornhausstrasse 3

Underground parking offers direct lift access to the Swissôtel and Kursaal Congress Centre.

Useful links to plan your journey:

Hotel Accommodation:

We recommend the following hotels for your stay in Bern:

Swissôtel Kursaal
(the hotel is located in the Kursaal Congress Centre)
Kornhausstr. 3
CH-3000 Bern
Tel: +41 31 339 55 00

Novotel Bern Expo
Am Guisanplatz 2-4
CH-3014 Bern
Tel: +41 31 339 09 09

Ibis Bern Expo
Am Guisanplatz 2-4
CH-3014 Bern
Tel: +41 31 335 12 00

Ibis Budget Bern Expo
Am Guisanplatz 2-4
CH-3014 Bern
Tel: +41 31 335 12 12

The rates at the Swissôtel Kursaal are CHF245 for a Classic room (CHF270 for a double room) and CHF275 for a Premier room (CHF300 for a double Premier room) including breakfast. Please use this link to receive our discount rates..

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