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There are 12 ways to get from London to Biel/Bienne by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train via Strasbourg  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne

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Bus  •  19h 53m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg P+R Bouillon London Victoria Green Line Station - Prague Florenc Central Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Bern N506

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Train  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Meroux to Biel/Bienne Ter

Bus, train  •  22h 35m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Reims Central Train Station
  2. Take the bus from Reims Central Train Station to Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 40m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Biel/Bienne

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 23m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Biel/Bienne

Fly London Heathrow to Basel, train  •  6h

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Basel (BSL) LHR - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne

Fly London City to Zurich, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Biel/Bienne

Fly London Heathrow to Zurich, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Zurich (ZRH) LHR - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Biel/Bienne

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Basel, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Basel (BSL) LGW - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne

Fly London City to Geneva, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Geneva (GVA) LCY - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Biel/Bienne

Fly London Heathrow to Geneva, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Biel/Bienne

London to Biel/Bienne by train and walk

The journey time between London and Biel/Bienne is around 8h 12m and covers a distance of around 1105 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 34m. Operated by Eurostar, TGV inOui, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the London to Biel/Bienne service departs from London St Pancras Intl and arrives in Biel/Bienne. Typically 49 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

49 Weekly Services
8h 12m Average Duration
SFr 289 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Biel/Bienne is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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The cost-effective way to get from London to Biel/Bienne is to bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 19h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Biel/Bienne is to fly and train which costs £100 - £390 and takes 5h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Biel/Bienne. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Green Line Station and arriving at Biel/Bienne, Zukunftstrasse via Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon, Bern, Neufeld P+R and Lyss, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Biel/Bienne. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Biel/Bienne via Paris l'Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 12m.

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The distance between London and Biel/Bienne is 722 km.

The best way to get from London to Biel/Bienne without a car is to train via Strasbourg which takes 8h 12m and costs £250 - £600.

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It takes approximately 8h 12m to get from London to Biel/Bienne, including transfers.

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London to Biel/Bienne bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from London Victoria Green Line Station.

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London to Biel/Bienne train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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The best way to get from London to Biel/Bienne is to train via Strasbourg which takes 8h 12m and costs £250 - £600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 19h 53m.

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  • Distance: 721.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 12m

What companies run services between London, England and Biel/Bienne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Biel/Bienne via Paris Nord, Paris l'Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 8h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Biel/Bienne via Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon, Bern, Bern, Neufeld P+R, and Lyss, Bahnhof in around 19h 53m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 550
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 750
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 750
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 600
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 700
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 750
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 950
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 1200
Flights from London City to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 950
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 900
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 1100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 440
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 950
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 1100
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 800
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 800
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 1000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 70 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 95
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 70 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 95
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 Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Rail 1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 17 - SFr 26
Rail 1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Train from Meroux to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 28
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 12 - SFr 17
Rail 1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 28
Svde
Website
de.voyages-sncf.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
de.voyages-sncf.com
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 Paris-Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 240
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
RegioJet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Bern
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Reims Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
13h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Reims Central Train Station to Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
SFr 95
Standard Car - Premium
SFr 151

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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London to Biel/Bienne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bern station.

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Biel/Bienne is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 6:06 AM in London and 7:06 AM in Biel/Bienne.

London to Biel/Bienne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Biel/Bienne station.

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British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Biel/Bienne. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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