The Schanzenstrasse entrance to Bern station

Bern to Biel/Bienne by train

How to take the rail journey from Bern to Biel/Bienne



From Bern to Biel/Bienne by train

Travel Information

Final Destination: Biel/Bienne

These services typically depart from gleis (platforms/tracks) 49-50 in Bern station, but they are located at the far western end of the station, so are around a 5 min walk from the main city side entrance.
The route to them from there also isn't particularly obvious, as you'll need to access gleis 9-10 and then walk along to it's far end.

So a simpler route to gleis 49-50 is to access them from the station's secondary entrance on Schanzenstrasse, pictured above.
From here you can head down the escalators or elevators to gleis 9-10 and you'll then see gleis 49-50 just ahead of you.

The closest tram stop to the Schanzenstrasse entrance is the Hirschengraben stop, which is served by tram lines/routes 3, 6, 7 and 8.

2 x trains per hour


Book early and save: No*

Online bookings open: 2 months ahead of the travel date

*=SBB does not offer discounted 'Supersaver Tickets' for this journey, so you won't save if you book online.

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SBB Guide

SBB is the main national rail operator in Switzerland, but tickets for journeys by the other significant operators including BLS and SOB can be be booked on the SBB website.

SBB also sells tickets for journeys to many destinations which involve a combination of SBB trains and services provided by the many independent operators who serve the Alpine resort towns.
However, if you will be making a long-distance return day trip, look out for he possibility of SaverDay passes being cheaper than tickets.

Though if you download the SBB app, booking tickets on SBB's mobile services can be simper than using the website.
Also watch out for the fact that booking international tickets can be comparatively quirky.

On this journey

Good to Know

BLS typically uses its 'Mutz' double-deck trains on this route.

This video showcases the route from the driver's cab, but it gives a good idea of the journey experience; and also shows that gleis 49-50 are at one end of Bern station.

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