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Travel from Biel/Bienne to Zürich by train in 1 hour 10 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Biel/Bienne to Zürich by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Biel/Bienne to Zürich by train is 1 hour 25 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 1 hour 10 minutes. Around 59 trains per day travel the 63 miles (102 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Zürich. As the main train operator on this route, you'll probably be travelling on a SBB service for all or at least part of your journey to Zürich.

Book train tickets from Biel/Bienne to Zürich in advance instead of buying them on the day and you'll snap up the cheapest fares. You can check prices from Biel/Bienne to Zürich in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Biel/Bienne to Zürich by train

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Journey time

From 1h 10m


63 miles (102 km)


59 trains per day


Direct trains available

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Biel/Bienne to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Biel/Bienne to Zürich for Tuesday 12th December 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:52 13:28 1h 36m, 1 change
12:17 13:30 1h 13m, direct
12:46 13:56 1h 10m, direct
12:52 14:28 1h 36m, 1 change
13:17 14:30 1h 13m, direct
13:46 14:56 1h 10m, direct
13:52 15:28 1h 36m, 1 change
14:17 15:30 1h 13m, direct
14:46 15:56 1h 10m, direct
14:52 16:28 1h 36m, 1 change

SBB trains from Biel/Bienne to Zürich

You can travel from Biel/Bienne to Zürich on SBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Intercity classes from Biel/Bienne to Zürich

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity when travelling from Biel/Bienne to Zürich.

Onboard services on Intercity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Biel/Bienne to Zürich.


You can take as much luggage as you want on SBB Intercity trains, provided that it fits in the luggage racks provided.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Many SBB Intercity trains will have a restaurant or bistro carriage so you can buy food and drink throughout your journey. You may be able to sit at a table in the restaurant carriage or take your meal back to your seat.


There are plug sockets on SBB trains. You can also enjoy free WiFi on Intercity trains via the SBB FreeSurf portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

There is pushchair storage available on the train, as well as a baby changing toilet onboard. On Intercity trains, there is also a dedicated family carriage.


You can take your bicycle onboard SBB Intercity trains. Between 21st March and 31st October, it's compulsory to reserve a bike space on some Intercity trains. You must also buy a ticket for your bike at a ticket office, ticket machine or online.


Dogs under 30cm in height can travel for free if they're in a carrier and placed under your seat. Larger dogs can travel with you if you buy a Dog Day Pass for CHF 25, which can be purchased at a ticket office, at a ticket machine, online or on the SBB app. The pass is valid for a day on trains, ships, trams and buses in most Swiss cities.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

SBB Intercity trains have priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility, as well as a wheelchair-accessible toilet.


There is a Business Zone and a Quiet Zone in First Class on SBB Intercity trains.

Cheap train tickets from Biel/Bienne to Zürich

Book in advance

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 Biel/Bienne to Zürich by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Biel/Bienne to Zürich? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Biel/Bienne to Zürich take?

The average journey time by train between Biel/Bienne and Zürich is 1 hour and 25 minutes, with around 59 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Biel/Bienne and Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Biel/Bienne to Zürich is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Biel/Bienne to Zürich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Biel/Bienne to Zürich without having to change trains. There are 37 direct trains from Biel/Bienne to Zürich each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Biel/Bienne to Zürich leave?

The first train from Biel/Bienne to Zürich leaves at 00:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Biel/Bienne to Zürich leave?

The last train from Biel/Bienne to Zürich leaves at 23:46. 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.

What's the distance between Biel/Bienne and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Biel/Bienne to Zürich cover a distance of around 63 miles (102 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich to Biel/Bienne.

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