Take SBB’s Intercity train from Basel SBB station and you’ll be in the Swiss capital in less than an hour. Make sure you get a window seat so you can enjoy breathtaking views while the train is whisking you through the Lepontine Alps, past the Vogelberg and Hasenmatt mountains.
This eco-friendly journey through nature will let you forget the stress of travelling by car – you won’t have to worry about traffic nor parking. What’s more, you’ll get straight to the city centre with absolutely no hassle.
From the centrally located station, have a nice stroll towards the famous Clock Tower or simply wander around the charming old town and take in its magic atmosphere. Not convinced yet? Check out our FAQs, train times and cheap tickets for this route below.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Basel SBB to Bern by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Basel SBB and Bern is 1 hour and 13 minutes, with around 73 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Basel SBB to Bern is 58 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Basel SBB to Bern can start from as little as €36.20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Basel SBB to Bern without having to change trains. There are 35 direct trains from Basel SBB to Bern each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Basel SBB to Bern leaves at 00:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Basel SBB to Bern leaves at 23:01. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Basel SBB to Bern cover a distance of around 42 miles (67 km) during the journey.