There are 6 ways to get from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h

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

SFr 54 - SFr 126

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Bus  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Bern N122

SFr 24 - SFr 31

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Drive  •  3h 12m

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne 344.8 km

SFr 40 - SFr 65

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  4h 31m

  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

SFr 114 - SFr 360

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich, train  •  4h 13m

  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 HB to Biel/Bienne

SFr 131 - SFr 395

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  4h 41m

  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 HB to Biel/Bienne

SFr 123 - SFr 361

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The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne is to bus which costs 23€ - 30€ and takes 7h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 12m.

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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 7h 46m.

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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 4h.

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The distance between Mannheim and Biel/Bienne is 277 km. The road distance is 344.8 km.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne without a car is to train which takes 4h and costs 50€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4h 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 Intercity-Express, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne.
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  • Distance: 276.7 km
  • Duration: 4h

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

You can take a train from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne via Basel Sbb and Basel SBB in around 4h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Bern 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 20 - SFr 25 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 400
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 700
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 700
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 400
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 700
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 250
Train operators
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 60
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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 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 HB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 18
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 34 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 34
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 16
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 30
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Bern
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Biel/Bienne is to train which takes 4h and costs 50€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 30€ and takes 7h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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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 3h 12m 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 161+ hotels available in Biel/Bienne. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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