There are 3 ways to get from Bern to Basel by train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  53 min

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

$35 - $70

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berne to Basel 60.6 miles

$6

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Basel 60.5 miles

$12 - $19

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

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

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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.

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The distance between Bern and Basel is 69 km. The road distance is 96.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Basel without a car is to train which takes 53 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 65.

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Bern to Basel.
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  • Distance: 42.8 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Bern to Basel every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $35 - $70 and the journey takes 53 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 Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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.

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Contact Details
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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