The new lower level platforms/gleis 31 – 34 at Zurich HB train station

How to take the rail journey from the Swiss capital to Switzerland's largest city

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Bern to Zurich by train

When making the simple journey by train from Bern to Zurich you can choose between taking the express (IC) trains, or the regional (IR) trains.
The IC trains will get you there faster, but the IR trains can be money savers, particularly if you will be booking last minute at the station

Routes you can take to go from Bern to Zürich / Zurich

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

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Option 1: taking the express trains

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Option 2: taking the slower, but more scenic route
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