Arriving in Neuchatel

Bern to Neuchatel by train

How to take the rail journey from Bern to Neuchâtel



From Bern to Neuchatel by train

Journey Summary

Travel Time
34 mins
Travel Information

Final Destination: La Chaux-de-Fonds

These fast trains only make two station calls when travelling between Bern and Neuchâtel

1 x of these faster IR services per hour

There are also hourly local S-Bahn trains on route/line S5 from Bern to Neuchatel, but they call at all stations on the route so have a journey time of 48mins.
Despite that they are not any cheaper, but they typically depart Bern only 15 mins after the faster trains, so if you miss being able to take one of those services, you'll still be in Neuchâtel faster, if you board an S-Bahn train.


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

Good to Know

BLS typically operates its new Mika trains on these faster services between Bern and Neuchâtel.

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