Bern train station: practical information

Bern train station was opened in 1860 and is the second busiest train station in Switzerland in terms of traffic. Located in the heart of the city of Bern, the station has a shopping centre with more than 70 shops. We’ve prepared a list of everything you need to know before arriving at Bern train station, including information about access, parking, lockers, etc.

Getting to Bern train station by public transportation

Discover the capital's public transportation network: 

  • Tram: lines 3, 5 and 9
  • RER: lines S1-S9, S51 and S52
  • Bus: lines 10-14, 17, 19-21 and 30
  • RegioExpress and international lines

To make your journey easier, consult the networks for the city of Bern (in German) and the region of Bern.

Parking close to Bern train station

Are you arriving by car? We recommend the Bahnhof Parking AG. Book via +41 (0)31 311 22 52. Paying. Important: the parking of two-wheelers is prohibited. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
For more information on fares and timetables, you can consult the website www.bahnhofparking.ch (in German).
Are you arriving by bike? A bike park is provided at Bern train station.

Booking a taxi

With Rail taxi, your taxi waits for you upon your arrival in Switzerland. To book this service, call the freephone number*: +41 (0)800 44 22 66 (24 hours a day).

Bern train station luggage storage services

Need to drop off your luggage? You can use the luggage storage service at Bern train station, which are open every day from 4 am to 2:15 am. The cost depends on the size of the luggage and the duration of storage. Please see the SBB website for more information.

More information about the station

Address: Bollwerk 4
3011 Bern


Telephone: +41 (0)900 300 300


Opening times: Monday to Friday until 21:00 minimum; Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays until 20:00 minimum.

To travel under the best possible conditions, please board your TGV Lyria no later than 2 minutes before the departure time indicated on your ticket. After this time, access to the train is no longer guaranteed.