Berner Altorientalisches Forum (BAF)


Read on for infos on travel, accommodation, costs.


By plane...

You may fly into:

  • Zürich Airport (from there 1h30min direct train to Bern main train station)
  • Geneva Airport (from there 1h56min direct train to Bern main train station)
  • Bern Belp Airport- flying directly into Bern is possible from certain European cities

By train...

Rail-wise Bern is well connected with direct trains to/from Paris, Berlin, Milano. Booking reduced tickets in advance from the countries of departure is a good option!


Starting prices for...

  • Airbnb private accommodation: per night about 58 CHF for a single room in town; sharing  Airbnb appartments is often the best deal
  • City centre hostels: per night about 37 CHF for a bed in a 6 bed dormitory, 49 CHF per person for a double room, 76 CHF for a single room
  • City centre hotels: per night about 100 CHF for a single room, 200 CHF for a double room 

Cost of living

The starting price for... (On 01.02.2018 the exchange rate is 1CHF = 0.86€ = $1.07)

  • a decent meal in a Kneipe: about 17 CHF (beverages excluded)
  • a bottle of water from the supermarket (1.5 litres): about 0.30 CHF
  • a pint of beer: about 4.50 CHF
  • a glass of wine: about 7 CHF
  • a coffee: about 4.20 CHF
  • a sandwich: about 4 CHF
  • some basic but good chocolate (100 g.): about 0.50 CHF