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There are 3 ways to get from Zürich to Biel/Bienne by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Biel/Bienne 5 / ...

$40 - $75

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Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Biel, Biel /Bienne K388

$8 - $15

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Biel/Bienne 74.2 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Biel/Bienne is to bus which costs SFr 8 - SFr 15 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Biel/Bienne is to train which costs SFr 40 - SFr 75 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Biel/Bienne. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Biel/Bienne, Zentralplatz via Biel/Bienne, Stadien/Stades. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Biel/Bienne. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 13 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Biel/Bienne is 102 km. The road distance is 118.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Biel/Bienne without a car is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 75.

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The train from Zürich HB to Biel/Bienne takes 1 h 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Zürich to Biel/Bienne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Biel/Bienne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Biel/Bienne is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 8 - SFr 15 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Biel/Bienne.
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  • Distance: 63.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Biel/Bienne hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Biel/Bienne twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 15 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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Biel, Biel /Bienne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Zürich 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 Zürich to Biel/Bienne is 119 km. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from Zürich to Biel/Bienne.

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There are 134+ hotels available in Biel/Bienne. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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