How to get to Kursaal Bern and the conference hotels

Network of routes to the Bern expo in Switzerland

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 CHF184 for an Economy room and CHF206 for a Comfort room (CHF232 for a double room) including breakfast. Please use the code “abs” to receive our discount rates.

You will find alternative accommodation in Bern on the following page: