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Bern to Basel by train

The journey from Bern to Basel by train is 42.63 mi and takes 1 hr 7 min. There are 57 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:02 AM and the last at 11:36 PM. It is possible to travel from Bern to Basel by train for as little as $10.40 or as much as $45.27. The best price for this journey is $10.40.

Lowest Price$10.40
Journey Duration1 hr 7 min
Connection per Day57
Lowest Price$10.40
Highest Price$45.27
First Departure12:02 AM
Last Departure11:36 PM
Distance42.63 mi
DepartureBern
ArrivalBasel
CarriersSBB, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen

Bern to Basel Train Times

Departure date
Monday, May 20, 2024

Take the train from Bern to Basel

The train ride from Bern to Basel lasts on average 1 hr 7 min. Around 57 trains depart a day from Bern to Basel. The average price is $23.11, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $10.40.

The train journey from Bern to Basel is operated by the Swiss national company SBB. The train journey is short and sweet, thanks to comfortable trains and the breathtaking scenery of the Swiss countryside. The train journey is short and sweet, thanks to comfortable trains and the stunning panorama of the Swiss countryside. Eurocity, Intercity, and SBB regional trains connect the two cities. They have a train every half an hour, but not all connections are direct.
Intercity is a train service that operates within Suises borders. You can purchase Economy and First Class seats. All classes guarantee free WiFi and power sockets, while in First Class, you can enjoy a quiet area, extra luggage space, and fold-down tables.

Eurocity is an international train service that offers Economy and First Class seats. You can enjoy free WiFi, Air conditioning, and power sockets, and in First Class, passengers can stretch their legs with extra legroom and a meal brought to their seats.

Bern railway station is Switzerland's capital city's public transport hub. Like other railway stations in Switzerland, there is a shopping center with over 70 shops. The station has accessible restrooms and luggage lockers accessible from 8.30 AM to 7.00 PM. If you want some refreshments, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes. Currency exchange services are also available if you need to exchange Swiss francs. The station serves Eurocity, Intercity, Intercity express trains, and Swiss regional trains. 

You will complete your journey at Basel SBB station, the central station in the city. The platforms are divided into those serving the local S-bahn lines (1 to 3), main platforms (4-17) primarily serving fast trains like TGV and ICE, and Basel SCNF serving French regional trains. The station features plenty of ATMs, luggage lockers, and a good choice of places to grab something to eat.

 You can explore the charming old town area within walking distance from the station, with its cobblestone streets and historic architecture. If you are in the mood for art, we recommend the Kunstmuseum Basel, a world-renowned art museum featuring classic and contemporary works. For a bit of nature, head to the Rhine River, which runs through the city and offers lovely views and plenty of walking trails. 

So if you plan to travel from Bern to Basel by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of rail, bus, and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport from Bern to Basel.

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Cheap train tickets from Bern to Basel
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bern to Basel.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bern to Basel, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bern to Basel.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $13.19 to $29.84 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 56% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Bern to Basel

The cheapest Bern - Basel train tickets can be found for as low as $18.54 if you’re lucky, or $24.59 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $34.99.

Find the best day to travel to Basel by train

When travelling to Basel by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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Swiss Federal Railways, or SBB, is the country's railroad organization. All around Switzerland, SBB offers passenger rail services with connections to nations including Germany, Austria, Italy, and France. SBB provides a range of train services, including high-speed trains, regional trains, and international trains, and offers different classes of service, from standard seating to luxurious sleeper cabins.

Services on board SBB from Bern to Basel
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Bern to Basel CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
4.8kg
Bus
5.15kg
Flight
13.72kg
Car
10.98kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bern to Basel by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bern and Basel are 4.8kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bern and Basel? By taking the train between Bern and Basel you will save 8.92kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.35kg compared to a bus and 6.18kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bern to Basel?
A train ticket from Bern to Basel is $23.11. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $10.40.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bern to Basel?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bern to Basel is $10.40. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bern and Basel by train?
Bern to Basel is 42.63 mi.
How long does the train between Bern and Basel take?
Bern to Basel is on average 1 hr 7 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 54 min.
Which companies operate from Bern to Basel?
The train journey from Bern to Basel is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: SBB and Schweizerische Bundesbahnen.
How many train connections per day go from Bern to Basel?
Bern to Basel has 57 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bern to Basel leave?
The earliest train from Bern to Basel departs at 12:02 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bern to Basel depart?
The latest train from Bern to Basel departs at 11:36 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bern to Basel in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $10.40 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Bern to Basel?
There are on average 32 direct connection(s) from Bern to go to Basel.
What's the fastest journey time between Bern to Basel by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bern and Basel is 0 hr 54 min.
Is there a direct train from Bern to Basel?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bern and Basel.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bern to Basel by train?
The train journey from Bern to Basel creates 4.8kg of CO2 emissions.

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