Direct connections from Biel to Brig

From Biel to Brig without changing trains

Avoid the traffic and travel directly to snow-filled fun: from Biel and Lyss in 60 minutes to the Bernese Oberland

With our extra train at weekends, you can travel quickly, comfortably and easily to the most beautiful winter sports areas in the Bernese Oberland and Valais. Take advantage of this attractive offer, leave the fog and daily grind behind, and treat yourself to some time out in the fresh mountain air.

Thanks to the new direct connection, you can reach the Bernese Oberland and Valais from Biel, Lyss, Zollikofen, Gümligen and Münsingen without having to change trains in Bern or Thun, saving up to 20 minutes of travel time. Departure from Biel/Bienne is always at 07:34.

Ideas for your next excursion
Skiparadies Lauchernalp


Lauchernalp arrival: 09.50
40 km of ski slopes up to 3100 m a.s.l.


Kandersteg arrival: 09.00
Varied cross-country skiing slopes
Thun kulturell 2


Thun arrival: 08.19
An Alpine town with flair
Ausfluege Bucht Spiez Winter


Spiez arrival: 08.29
Pearl at Lake Thun


From 11 December 2022 to 10 April 2023, our extra trains between Biel and Brig will be in operation for you every weekend and on public holidays. From Biel, Lyss, Zollikofen, Ostermundigen and Gümligen, there will be a direct train to Brig in the morning, then a direct connection will take you back home from Brig in the evening. Because the new direct train does not pass through Bern train station, travellers can reach their destination up to 20 minutes faster, depending on the connection.

Details of travel times can be found in the online timetable. You can purchase an online ticket directly via the online timetable.

Extra train in the morning from Biel


Saturday/Sunday and on public holidays

Biel/Bienne dp 07.34
Lyss dp 07.42
Zollikofen dp 07.54 
Ostermundigen dp  07.59 
Gümligen dp  08.02 
Münsingen ar  08.08 


Please note

From 04.02. to 11.03.2023, there are changes to the timetable on Saturdays (departing Biel at 08:06, no stop in Ostermundigen).
Please see the online-timetable.


The extra train will be back in service in summer and autumn 2023.

Extra train in the evening from Brig


Saturday/Sunday and on public holidays



Brig dp 16.02 16.02
Goppenstein dp 16.29 16.29
Kandersteg dp 16.45 16.45
Frutigen dp 17.03 17.03
Spiez dp 17.16 17.16
Thun dp 17.26 17.38
Münsingen ar 17.35 17.47
Gümligen ar 17.40 17.53
Ostermundigen ar     |
Zollikofen ar 17.48 18.01
Lyss ar 18.01 18.11
Biel/Bienne ar 18.11 18.21


Please note

On 10.04, there are changes to the timetable (departing Brig at 15:59).
Please see the online-timetable for details

New train with extra comfort

Panoramic windows, bistro zone and ample space for luggage and ski gear 

Travellers can look forward to plenty of comfort on the new direct connection between Biel and Brig. BLS is using the new MIKA trains on this route. These approximately 100-metre-long trains offer comfortable seats, spacious multifunction zones, large panoramic windows, specially designed window panes for improved mobile phone reception, a bright interior and power sockets at practically every seat. There is also a bistro zone with snack and coffee vending machines.

Der Oeschinensee ist ein beliebtes Ziel für Eisfischer aus nah und fern.
Region Bernese Oberland
Schlittelspass auf der Lauchernalp
Region Upper Valais
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