There are 4 ways to get from Bern to Basel by train, bus, rideshare or car
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Train • 53 min
$35 - $65
Rideshare • 1 h 23 min
2 alternative options
Bus • 2 h 30 min
$7 - $11
Drive • 1 h 2 min
$12 - $19
Questions & Answers
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 costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 53 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berne and arriving at Basel City Center. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.
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.
The distance between Bern and Basel is 69 km. The road distance is 96.8 km.
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.
The train from Bern to Basel SBB takes 53 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.
Bern to Basel bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Berne station.
Bern to Basel train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.
The best way to get from Bern to Basel is to train which takes 53 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 7 - SFr 11 and takes 2 h 30 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 - $65 and the journey takes 53 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Bern to Basel 3 times a week. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 30 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 Bern to Basel SBB
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 Berne to Basel City Center
- Ave. Duration
- 2 h 30 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 Berne to Basel
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 23 min
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
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More Questions & Answers
Bern to Basel bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Basel City Center station.
Bern to Basel train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Basel SBB station.
Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Basel is 97 km. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Bern to Basel.
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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bern and Basel. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.