There are 7 ways to get from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne 51

$74 - $132

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Bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Bern 222 / ...

$36 - $58

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Night train, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the night train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB Station Nj 401
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne 51

$52 - $86

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne 215.6 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne

$123 - $354

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Biel/Bienne

$147 - $364

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Biel/Bienne

$120 - $326

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne. However, there are services departing from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB and arriving at Biel/Bienne, Zukunftsstrasse via Bern, Neufeld P+R and Lyss, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne. However, there are services departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Biel/Bienne via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Mannheim and Biel/Bienne is 277 km. The road distance is 344.9 km.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne without a car is to train which takes 4 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne, including transfers.

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Mannheim to Biel/Bienne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB station.

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Mannheim to Biel/Bienne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne is to train which takes 4 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne.
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  • Distance: 172.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Mannheim, Germany and Biel/Bienne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne via Basel SBB in around 4 h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
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 Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Bern
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Biel/Bienne is 345 km. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 132+ hotels available in Biel/Bienne. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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