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Recommended option

Train  •  53 min

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

$35 - $65

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berne to Basel 60.6 miles

$6

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

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

$7 - $11

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Basel 60.5 miles

$12 - $19

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Bern to Basel hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 53 min. TGV also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Bern to Basel hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berne to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berne to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Basel is to rideshare which costs SFr 6 and takes 1 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Bern to Basel is to train which takes 53 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 65.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bern and arriving at Basel SBB. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berne and arriving at Basel City Center. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

The train from Bern to Basel SBB takes 53 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.