Airport: Zurich ( 1 hr by train) or Geneva ( 2 hr by train) Both are frequent and (mostly) direct services. Bern airport is small and you are unlikely to find many flights here.
Trains: www.sbb.ch (international services from Germany, Italy, France, etc) Swiss trains are generally punctual, clean and efficient.
In Bern: There is an excellent public transport network of trams, buses and the urban train system (S-bahn). Hotel reservations usually include a travel pass for the city (which can be used to get to your hotel in Bern too.) Check with your hotel if in doubt.
Getting to the venue:
Berner Bildungszentrum Pflege AG, Freiburgstrasse 133, 3008 Bern
Tram no 7 & 8 (and 31 to Europaplatz);
Urban train S3, S6, S31 and S44 to Europaplatz ( 1 minute from the venue)
Route maps for public transport (in German): https://tinyurl.com/hqas2xo
Map below - location of the venue
Hotels: We recommend using a site like Booking.com or Agoda or Trivago to find and book a hotel in Bern.
Bern is very lovely but it is really small for a capital city thus its hotels can get booked up quickly. Booking ahead is highly advisable. Expect to pay between 150-250 francs a night for a 3/4 star hotel. You can pay less for something more basic of course.
In terms of location it doesn't really matter where you as the public transport system is very reliable and extensive.
The Conference Dinner
Dinner fully booked as of 2 October! No more dinner bookings possible. Thanks for your understanding!
Our conference dinner this year will take place in Bern's old town in the charming Ristorante Verdi.
Conference delegates will enjoy the restaurant's signature four-course 'Tavolata' Emiliana at a special price of 55 Sfr*
Please book for dinner when registering for the conference. Numbers are restricted this year so please book ahead if you're interested! firstname.lastname@example.org
There are meat, fish and vegetarian options - please select which you prefer when you book.
* This price includes antipasto, primo, secondo, dessert and 0.5 litre of mineral water per person. It does not include alcohol, soft drinks or coffee. which will be charged separately.