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Train  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Olten to Neuchâtel Ic5
  3. Take the train from Neuchatel to Pontarlier Re

€203 - €304

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Bus  •  16h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Besançon N1326
  2. Take the bus from PEM Viotte to St Pierre Lr203 / ...

€60 - €72

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Night train, train  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Basel Sbb Nj
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
  3. Take the train from Neuchatel to Pontarlier Re

€118 - €187

Drive  •  8h 53m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Pontarlier 1012 km

€110 - €170

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Basel (BSL) BER - BSL
  2. Take the train from Olten to Neuchâtel
  3. Take the train from Neuchatel to Pontarlier

€94 - €263

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich, train  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Zurich (ZRH) BER - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Neuchâtel
  3. Take the train from Neuchatel to Pontarlier

€118 - €302

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva, train  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Geneva (GVA) BER - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Neuchâtel
  3. Take the train from Neuchatel to Pontarlier

€93 - €247

Fly Berlin Tegel to Geneva, train  •  11h 36m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Geneva (GVA) TXL - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Neuchâtel
  3. Take the train from Neuchatel to Pontarlier

€119 - €416

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart, train  •  10h 20m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Stuttgart (STR) BER - STR
  2. Take the train from Boeblingen to Zuerich Hb
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Neuchâtel
  4. Take the train from Neuchatel to Pontarlier

€160 - €429

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa, train  •  11h 20m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BER - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Neuchâtel
  4. Take the train from Neuchatel to Pontarlier

€115 - €360

Berlin to Pontarlier by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Pontarlier is around 13h 16m and covers a distance of around 1078 km. The fastest train normally takes 11h 3m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Südostbahn, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Berlin to Pontarlier train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Pontarlier. Typically 13 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
13h 16m
Fastest train time:
11h 3m
Trains per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€209
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:49
Last train departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Pontarlier train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pontarlier is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Pontarlier is to bus which costs €55 - €75 and takes 16h 37m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Pontarlier is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €90 - €270 and takes 8h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Pontarlier. However, there are services departing from Berlin central bus station and arriving at St Pierre via PEM Viotte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Pontarlier. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Pontarlier via Basel SBB, Olten and Neuchatel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 54m.

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The distance between Berlin and Pontarlier is 804 km. The road distance is 1012 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Pontarlier without a car is to train which takes 10h 54m and costs €200 - €310.

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It takes approximately 10h 54m to get from Berlin to Pontarlier, including transfers.

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Berlin to Pontarlier bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin to Pontarlier train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Pontarlier is to train which takes 10h 54m and costs €200 - €310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 16h 37m.

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  • Distance: 804.2 km
  • Duration: 10h 54m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Pontarlier, France?

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Pontarlier via Basel SBB, Olten, and Neuchatel in around 10h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Pontarlier via PEM Viotte in around 16h 37m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €95
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €95
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Geneva via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €300
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€150 - €210
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Neuchatel to Pontarlier
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €24
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Nightjet
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Boeblingen to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€50 - €70
1st Class
€90 - €130
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Besançon
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mobigo Doubs
Phone
+33 3 80 11 29 29
Website
viamobigo.fr
Bus from PEM Viotte to St Pierre
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Schedules at
Mobigo Doubs

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Berlin to Pontarlier bus services, operated by Mobigo Doubs, arrive at St Pierre station.

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Berlin to Pontarlier train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Pontarlier station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Pontarlier is 1012 km. It takes approximately 8h 53m to drive from Berlin to Pontarlier.

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easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Pontarlier. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs €2 - €8.

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