There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Bern by train, bus, car or rideshare

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Recommended option

Train  •  57 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$35 - $65

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Berne 60.3 miles

$6

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Berne Ouibus

$7 - $11

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Bern 60.5 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Bern is to rideshare which costs SFr 6 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Bern is to train which takes 57 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 65.

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The distance between Basel and Bern is 69 km. The road distance is 97 km.

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The train from Basel SBB to Bern takes 57 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Berne. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Bern. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 57 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Bern, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Bern every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 57 min. TGV also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Basel to Bern hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Berne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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