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Travel Information between Basel and Bern

distanceDistance42 miles (68 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$55 - $68
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $55 (€45) • 58 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $55 (€45) • 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB or SBB

Travel 42 miles (68 km) by bus or train to Bern from Basel. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 58 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $55 (€45). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are SBB or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Basel to Bern.

How to get from Basel to Bern

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Basel to Bern, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Basel to Bern and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

What are the ways to get from Basel to Bern?

There are 2 travel options from Basel to Bern: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Basel to Bern?

The cheapest way to go to Bern from Basel is by taking a train, which costs on average $55 (€45).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bern:

A train is generally $14 (€11) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $68 (€57) from Basel to Bern.

What is the fastest way to travel between Basel and Bern?

The fastest way from Basel to Bern is by train with an average journey time of 58 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bern that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 44 min.

How far is Bern from Basel?

The Basel to Bern distance is around 42 miles (68 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Basel to Bern?

The average frequency per day from Basel to Bern is:

  • 23 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Basel and Bern as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Basel and Bern, where do I depart from Basel and where do I arrive in Bern?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Basel to Bern:

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Basel to Bern depart from Basel to Bern, Schutzenmatte Hbf.
  • Most travelers board their train from Basel SBB and arrive in Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

Which travel companies can get me from Basel to Bern?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Basel to Bern, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with SBB for buses to Bern. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SBB Basel to Bern tickets on Omio for $68 (€57).
  • Travel with SBB for trains to Bern. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SBB Basel to Bern tickets on Omio for $55 (€45).

Is there a direct service from Basel to Bern?

Yes, there are direct services available from Basel to Bern with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 23 direct trains per day and travel with SBB.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bern as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Basel and Bern.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Basel to Bern?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Basel to Bern often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris or Geneva. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Basel and Bern itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bern and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Bern from Basel online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Basel to Bern, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $68 (€57) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $55 (€45) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Basel to Bern tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.