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Address: Bern, Switzerland
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A modern downtown building that serves as one of Switzerland's more...

A modern downtown building that serves as one of Switzerland's more important railroad hubs.

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Efficient in a very Swiss way.

Trams and buses deliver you right outside the station. Busy inside (I was catching 07:35 to Zurich on a Thursday morning). Plenty of snack shops, clear signage, helpful staff.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Simon H
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

City under a city. The station has everything you could need. Very well organised and easy to follow.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy station. Everything is well posted with signs above. But train tickets on upper level to the right when you walk in the front entrance. Be sure to take a ticket number and wait for your turn when buying train tickets in the SBB office. Lots of eateries, bakeries, places to buy food. If you are catching a tram... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trams and buses deliver you right outside the station. Busy inside (I was catching 07:35 to Zurich on a Thursday morning). Plenty of snack shops, clear signage, helpful staff.

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Thank Simon H
Woking, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Station is large and well signposted. When catching a train remember that the platforms can sometimes be split into two so there may be two trains at what seems to be the same platform. Access from station to local bus and tram network is reasonably well signposted but double check.

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Miami, Florida
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343 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

In and out of Bern by train. This train station doesn't have a particularly amazing architecture like some others. It does have a lot of shopping options and the bathrooms are very clean (it costs 2CHF to use it). At night there were a lot of younger people who seemed to just be loitering around probably because of the University... More 

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Sitiawan, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This is a great Train Transit Point for Switzerland and the biggest. Very crowded during peak hours with train leaving every few minutes to all directions of the country. Good place for young children ... to see daily activities there. Lots and lots of shopping (also underground) and lots of great restaurant with a wide variety of foods. This is... More 

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Burlington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is a bustling place and not just due to the amazing mass transit. It's an underground mall although there are more eateries than anything else. Fabulous breads, pastries, even a grocery store. Perfect for the commuter to pick up dinner on the way home.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Since asked to review this, I assume there was something I was supposed to notice that I didn't. So maybe that says something in and of itself? I do remember that it was BIG and we had a difficult time finding the correct bus

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Arlington, Virginia
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

It's small but convenient. There are supermarkets which stay open late, cafes, shops, ATM. If you're waiting for another train, no need to go outside.

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Thank prettykey
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Its simple yet elegant in design and Swiss quality , cleanness shine . A good experience station and i loved being there.

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