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The Embassy

Practical information on who we are and how to find us.



Mr. Breifne O'Reilly

Deputy Head of Mission:

Siobhan Kelly


Directions to the Embassy

Kirchenfeldstrasse, 68, Bern 3005

To travel to the Embassy by public transport, take the train to Bern and from the main train station, take Tram no. 7 (Direction Ostring) or no. 8 (Direction Saali) to Thunplatz. The stop at Thunplatz is in the middle of a roundabout. The Embassy is located 150m downhill on Kirchenfeldstrasse, on the left hand side of the road. For more information see or

To travel to the Embassy by car, take the motorway to Bern, leave the motorway at the exit for Bern-Ostring. At the traffic lights, choose the directions of "Zentrum", then follow signs for Lausanne, passing through two roundabouts onto Kirchenfeldstrasse. The Embassy is on the left hand side of the road. There is limited parking in the side streets near the Embassy. 

Embassy Closure Dates 2017

The Embassy of Ireland in Bern will be closed on the following dates:

New Year 02 January 2017
St Patrick's Day 17 March 2017
Good Friday 14 April 2017
Easter Monday 17 April 2017
May Bank Holiday 1 May 2017
Ascension 25 May 2017
Whit Monday 5 June 2017
Swiss National Day 01 August 2017
October Bank Holiday 30 October 2017
Christmas Day 25 December 2017
St. Stephen's Day 26 December 2017

Embassy Opening Hours

Opening Times

Passport and Consular Services for Irish citizens.

The Embassy is open to the public for general enquiries and those relating to passport and consular services for Irish citizens during the following hours:

Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 12.00

Visa Office

The Visa Office is open during the opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 10.00 to 12.00

Out of hours Emergency Contact Details

Please note that if you require assistance in the case of emergency while the Embassy is closed, contact the main Embassy number, +41 (0)31 352 14 42, to obtain the number of the Duty Officer.