Central Railroad Station
Central Railroad Station
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A modern downtown building that serves as one of Switzerland's more important railroad hubs.
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4.0
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carmelina2a
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Whatever you do, DO NOT go near that train station at night. I was stuck there for 3 Hours on my trip from Zürich to Lausanne and it was a nightmare. Please know that I’m not easily frightened, I’ve been traveling/backpacking solo for the last 2 years. There isn’t a safe corner there to even sit down, I decided to stand outside in the cold near the taxis.

As a suggestion of what could be done at least, hire some 24 hour security INSIDE the train station.
Have a separate entrance available for the travelers in possession of tickets, just like they do at airports.
And last but not least…CMON SWITZERLAND!! You are doing well enough to take care of your needy and your homeless!! GET ON IT!
Written May 7, 2024
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I passed through the Bern Central Railroad Station a few times during my stay here. It has three levels and many shops and small restaurants. It can be very crowded and busy here so I would not linger. It is very close to the new part of Bern and well served by tram cars. You can also walk to the old part of Bern in around 15 minutes.
Written February 17, 2020
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
That’s right- I visited this place. For me, it’s the transfer point from Zurich, where I arrive, to the Berner Oberland, where I hike.

I’ve transferred here a number of times. It is a bit tricky because one has to go up a flight and then down to get the connections, and with any luggage, that can mean a few stressful minutes.
Written February 25, 2020
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
PROS
* Large major and central train transportation hub
* Good travel access to all parts of the country
* Centrally located in the city of Bern
* Connected to large long underground shopping area

CONS
* Busy crowded and congested
* Challenging to maneuver on the platforms
* Totally inadequate ventilation- there is fumes pollution
* Major construction currently obstructs passageways and walking
* There are no ramps- there are steps and too small elevators that are challenging with luggage
* The underground shopping is dizzying and confusing

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... because as stated it is a major transportation hub. It is the connection and transfer point from Zurich Flughafen where I arrive to Berner Oberland, where I hike. Other than that, I have "no use" for this place.

I passed through and transferred here twice and actually got off once on a rainy afternoon- to visit the city as an alternative to hiking (please read my reviews).

ADVICES
It may be difficult to avoid this transport point during your journey, so "just grin and bear it" and be prepared for the conditions and circumstances, and get out of there and on your forward journey way as soon as possible.
Written November 4, 2022
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NormanSheng
Taipei, Taiwan16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
While we just get into the train, two man walk into to the coach in a fast pace, one of them try to get my attention by asking me where is the train bound for. While the other one try pocket picking my wife's backpack.
How to locate theft?
1. Two man walk together in a fast pace without luggage.
Written February 13, 2015
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saintba
Buenos Aires, Argentina7,327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
The Swiss trains stations really are the best in the world...they have it down to a science. Bern is no different. The station is much bigger than I expected. It's quite large but things are fairly well labeled so it's easy to get around.

Although, several people were lost or confused. I'm not sure why they were coming up to me. But several people asked me directions while I was waiting for my train on where to go for various things.

Like other train stations in Switzerland, there is almost an entire City with markets underground. Supermarkets, electronics stores, restaurants, fast food places, etc. You name it, you can probably find it.

As someone else mentioned in a post..... almost nothing is free in Switzerland...not even going to the bathroom. The bathroom here at the station charges 2 CHF per person to use the bathroom. So a better option might be to buy something at one of the fast food places and then they will have a code for their bathrooms. That's always a better option then paying 8 CHF for a family of 4.

The outside has a glass arch over it to protect travelers from the rain which is nice. The tourist office is on the 1st floor and they have many employees which can give you maps, arrange tours, etc. (Many people were in line for the ipod audio tour that they rent out).

SBB has a large office as well on the 1st floor. You can buy tickets, exchange money, etc. here. Very organized system where you input on a computer screen what you need and then they give you a ticket with a # on it with your place in line. There were about 20 windows so it all moved quite fast.

Also, the exchange rate at these train station SBB offices/Western Union offices are quite good. You only lose a bit on the spread but a good place to change Euros or Dollars if you need Francs.
Written July 22, 2012
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Ulf L
48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Business
Small arcade with everything from gift shop, restuarants, coffee shop, and grocery shop where you can buy a meal for your train ride. Easy to find train ticket machine, train/track info, and the tracks.
Written June 24, 2019
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ikke5473
Hasselt, Belgium228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Business
The Main Railway Station of Bern, served by the two main railway organisation in Switzerland, SBB and BLS, is the strategic starting point for any railway journey in Switzerland.

Very well equipped with shops and amenities, this well planned Station is a major railway hub in Switzerland.

Despite the fact that this station is used by thousands of computers on their daily journey to and from work, it is, typically for Switzerland, spotlessly clean
If you visit Switzerland, check out the special offer tickets and explore this beautiful country by train.

If you intend to take a few longer distance trips through Switzerland by rail it's well worth for you to get a "Halbtax Abo", which, for a one off payment of about
200 US $, entitles you to travel on ALL of the Swiss Railways for half the ticket price. A single return journey to the Top of Europe at 3500m above sea level with the Jungfraunbahn, will more than pay for the cost of the "Halbtax Abo"

Check it out n the internet!

You will not regret it!!
Written November 10, 2017
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Kevin H
Tonypandy, UK1,159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
We arrived in Been by train. The station is larger than it looks with some of it underground. There are places to stop for refreshment, souvenirs or to shop. If you get the opportunity, take the car park lift up to the top floor which brings you out onto a terrace with marvellous views of the city below you and the Alps beyond.
Written April 9, 2015
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bahartz
California21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
The Central Railroad station in Bern is huge...It's a shopping center too with big names and great shopping. One could get lost just wandering along and looking in the store windows. So it you are going to a train make sure you keep your eyes on the signs to you destination or check with one of the nice, multi-language persons in the "Information Booths".

By the way...If you are a tourist staying in Bern you can pick up a FREE city transportation pass (if your hotel is on their list...and most are) at "Information" or at your hotel. You can use buses and light rail for free each day you stay. It's a great system and easy to use!

Bern is also a beautiful and easy city to walk around.
Written October 9, 2014
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