There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Bern by train, bus, rideshare or car
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Questions & Answers
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Berne. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.
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 59 min.
The distance between Basel and Bern is 69 km. The road distance is 96.7 km.
The best way to get from Basel to Bern without a car is to train which takes 59 min and costs .
The train from Basel SBB to Bern takes 59 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.
Basel to Bern bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Basel City Center station.
Basel to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.
The best way to get from Basel to Bern is to train which takes 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 25 min.
Basel to Bern bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Berne station.
Basel to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bern station.
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 59 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Basel to Bern 3 times a week. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min.
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.
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.
Bus from Basel City Center to Berne
- Ave. Duration
- 2 h 25 min
- 3 times a week
- Estimated price
- $7 - $11
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.
Rideshare from Basel to Berne
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 22 min
- Estimated price
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More Questions & Answers
Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Bern is 97 km. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Basel to Bern.
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