Bern

Bern, (Switzerland)

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About the station


For first time users Bern train  station can be particularly confusing and that’s partially because the majority of long distance trains to and from Bern, are calling at the station en route to other destinations.

As a result the trains spend comparatively little time at the platforms/tracks/gleis, so there is a sense of pace around the station.

The  regular users know where to go and what to do, but don’t be tempted to go with the flow.

Take your time and work out your best option for exiting the station, or making connections between trains.

A feature of Bern station is its long and curved gleis/platforms, which for most of their length are under a concrete roof.

The resulting lack of sight lines across the station can also be disorientating, particularly when two double deck trains are simultaneously occupying both sides of a platform.

GOOD TO KNOW:

What is particularly unlikely to be obvious, is that the gleis/platforms/tracks used by the long distance trains (gleis 1 – 13) have TWO sets of entrances and exits.

(i) Towards the middle of the platforms are stairs and fairly long ramps, which lead to/from an underground passage way.
This passage connects the platforms with the main entrance hall – the quickest route from/to the city centre.

(ii) Some distance away, at the far (western) ends of the platforms, are escalators and lifts that link the platforms to a secondary exit/entrance on to Länggassstrasse - that has a taxi rank
Look for the curving roofs that cover this part of the station.

If you have luggage etc, then the only lifts to/from the platforms/gleis are located here.

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Arriving By Train


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To The Old Town


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Departing By Train


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Changing Trains At Bern Station


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