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How To Reach Biel (Bienne)
The picturesque town of Biel is located near to the centre of Switzerland, close to Bern, which makes it a good place to stay put and go on day trips. It lies in the foot of Mount Jura surrounded by beautiful lakes. The city's charm is its bilingualism, scenic location and culture. The best way to reach Biel-Bienne is by train as the town does not have its own Airport. Read on to know more about getting to this magical little town.
Biel/Bienne has no airport of its own. The closest airport is at Bern which is 53km away. From Bern, you can take a train, public bus or hire your own private vehicle to get across to Biel/Bienne.
However, while travelling from India, it is better to travel from Zurich to Biel/Bienne, as there are more flight options to Zurich from India, and Zurich is also connected to Biel/Bienne via a convenient intercity train. All top airlines travel to Switzerland from India and there are daily flights for the same.
Switzerland's train connectivity is outstanding and is one of the best ways to travel around the country. The Biel/Bienne railway station is a major junction in Switzerland. It is connected with all top cities of Switzerland like Zurich, Geneva, Bern, Lausanne, Basel etc. There are daily trains with convenient timings. From Bern, travel time is only about 30 minutes by train and there are 2 trains every hour. From Zurich, it takes about 75 minutes. The station is located within the city.
Road trips are always fun! The Swiss country roads are extremely welcoming and offer some stunning sceneries along the way. Driving from Zurich to Biel/Bienne would take you around 75 minutes (a distance of 120 km approximately). Bern to Biel/Bienne is only a short drive of 35 minutes. Geneva to Bern is about 2 hours. You can also travel by intercity buses which are much cheaper. The bus station is located within the city centre.
Biel/Bienne can be explored mostly by foot as the tourist spots are quite close to each other and its perfectly safe to walk around the city. If you don't want to walk, you can also use the public transport systems - buses & trams to take you within the city, trains to take you to longer distances and even boats to take you across the lakes to nearby locales. Many hotels provide public transportation day passes, so check with your hotel before stepping out.
Renting a bike or segway is also a good idea!