The platforms under the concrete roof at Bern station

Bern to La Chaux-de-Fonds by train

How to take the rail journey from Bern to La Chaux-de-Fonds



From Bern to La Chaux de Fonds by train

Journey Summary

La Chaux-de-Fonds
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La Chaux-de-Fonds
Travel Time
1hr 4mins
Travel Information

Final Destination: La Chaux-de-Fonds

1 a train 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.

Though seat reservations are available for this journey and they cost 5 CHF per person.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost

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

Journey Features

Scenic - Yes

Good to Know

BLS typically now operates its new Mika trains on this route.

Nearing Neuchatel station and looking over the lake Nearing Neuchatel station and looking over the lake

As the train approaches Neuchatel, the lake which is named after the city will be on the left, though the views over the water are more dramatic west of Neucheatel as the railway will begin to ascend the hillside.
The train will reverse direction on departure from Chambrelien.

This video filmed in the opposite direction showcases the journey.

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