There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Biel/Bienne by train, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne 51

$29 - $55

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Rideshare  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Biel/Bienne 57 miles

$7

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Biel/Bienne 57.6 miles

$12 - $18

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Biel/Bienne. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 7 min.

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The distance between Basel and Biel/Bienne is 53 km. The road distance is 92.2 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Biel/Bienne without a car is to train which takes 1 h 7 min and costs .

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The train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne takes 1 h 7 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Basel to Biel/Bienne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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Basel to Biel/Bienne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Biel/Bienne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Biel/Bienne is 92 km. It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to drive from Basel to Biel/Bienne.

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There are 132+ hotels available in Biel/Bienne. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Basel and Biel/Bienne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Biel/Bienne.
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  • Distance: 33.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 7 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Biel/Bienne, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Biel/Bienne hourly. Tickets cost $29 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 7 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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