Timetable changes

The timetable changes on 9 December

Inform yourself in good time

You can now check your connections from 9 December 2018 onwards in the online timetable.

Rail: RegioExpress and Regio lines

RE Lötschberger Bern–Spiez–Brig(–Domodossola)

Since mid-2018, BLS has been upgrading the track in the Lötschberg Summit Tunnel. The construction work is being conducted while trains continue to run, and will last until 2022. More information about the construction project can be found at bls.ch/scheiteltunnel.
 
Die RegioExpress-Züge verkehren während den Bauarbeiten weiterhin im Stundentakt, jedoch mit reduziertem Tempo. Um die Anschlüsse in Brig sicherzustellen, werden während der vierjährigen Bauzeit folgende Änderungen umgesetzt:  

During the construction work, RegioExpress trains will continue to operate on an hourly basis, but at a reduced speed. In order to ensure that passengers catch their connections in Brig, the following changes will be implemented during the four-year construction period:

  • Trains will no longer stop at Lalden Train Station. Bus services will, however, continue to call at Lalden.
  • Trains will now stop at Hohtenn Train Station every two hours, rather than every hour.
  • In Eggerberg, two trains travelling in the direction Brig–Domodossola will no longer stop here: these are the services that previously departed from Eggerberg at 9.09 and 11.09 hours.

In addition, relief trains will now run at 30-minute intervals to the RE trains on selected Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The relevant information and timetable can be found at bls.ch/entlastungszuege.

RE Bern–Langnau i.E.–Lucerne

Some RegioExpress trains between Konolfingen and Trubschachen will run 1 minute later.

RE Bern–Neuchâtel–La Chaux-de-Fonds

The RegioExpress trains will run 1 minute later in Kerzers.

RE Zweisimmen–Spiez–Interlaken Ost

Some RegioExpress trains will run with later arrival and departure times.

Regio Burgdorf–Konolfingen–Thun

  • From Monday to Saturday, the Regio train departing Burgdorf at 05.15 hours will run 1 to 3 minutes later up until Konolfingen.
  • From Monday to Friday, the Regio train departing Konolfingen at 05.33 hours will sometimes run 1 to 2 minutes later up until Hasle-Rüegsau.
  • The Regio trains departing Thun at 05.02, 21.09, 22.09, 23.09 and 00.09 hours will run 1 minute earlier in Oberdiessbach.
  • The Regio trains towards Thun will now stop in Brenzikofen at 06.35 and 16.35 hours (stops on request).
  • From Monday to Friday, the additional Regio trains departing Konolfingen at 07.10, 17.10 and 18.10 hours towards Thun and departing Thun towards Konolfingen at 17.25 hours will once more stop at Brenzikofen, Stalden i.E. and now also in Schwäbis on request, but with changed operating times in some instances.  
  • The Regio trains departing Konolfingen at 21.36, 22.36 and 23.36 hours will run 1 minute earlier up until Thun.

Regio Lötschberger Spiez–Zweisimmen

  • At all stations with the exception of Enge i.S., there will no longer be any restrictions when boarding and exiting longer Regio trains.
  • Once the dual-track expansion is completed, all Regio trains will resume stopping at Eifeld.
  • Between 06.00 and 21.00 hours, all trains will operate at precise 60-minute intervals. This will lead to changed departure times, with some trains departing earlier.
  • The Regio train departing Zweisimmen at 05.57 hours will run 1 to 3 minutes earlier up until Spiez.
  • A bus service will operate in Weissenbach and Grubenwald during the day from Monday to Saturday. Between Boltigen and Zweisimmen, the buses will operate according to a special timetable. From 20.00 / 21.00 hours until the end of service, all trains will once more stop in Weissenbach and Grubenwald.
  • From 20.00 hours onwards, some Regio trains will run according to changed operating times.

Regio Kerzers–Lyss

No changes

Regio Lyss–Büren a.A

No changes

Regio Spiez–Interlaken Ost

No changes

Rail: S-Bahn lines

S1 Fribourg/Freiburg–Bern–Münsingen–Thun

  • The trains will run with additional train pairs every half-hour until the end of service.
  • The Fribourg/Freiburg–Bern trains will run 1 minute earlier in Schmitten, Wünnewil and Bern Europaplatz.
  • The Bern–Fribourg/Freiburg trains will run 1 minute earlier in Schmitten.     
  • The train departing Fribourg/Freiburg at 00.18 hours will run 1 minute earlier in Bern Europaplatz.
  • From Monday to Friday, the train departing Fribourg/Freiburg at 6.42 hours will only operate with a MUTZ.

S2 Laupen–Bern–Langnau i.E.

The Laupen–Langnau i.E. trains will run 1 minute earlier in Bern Europaplatz.

S3 Biel/Bienne–Bern–Belp

No changes

S31 (Biel/Bienne–)Münchenbuchsee–Bern–Belp

The construction work for the dual-track expansion of the Wabern bei Bern–Kehrsatz Nord line and the modernisation of Wabern bei Bern Train Station is causing restrictions in rail traffic along the Belp–Kehrsatz–Bern line. The S31 is cancelled between Belp and Bern Weissenbühl from 08.30 to 16.00 hours and only operates up to and from Bern Weissenbühl.

S4 Thun–Belp–Bern–Burgdorf–Langnau i.E.

Following the completion of the construction work by RBS in Zollikofen, all S4 trains are once more stopping in Lyssach.

S44 Thun–Belp–Bern–Burgdorf–Solothurn + Sumiswald-Grünen

The trains will run 1 to 2 minutes earlier between Solothurn and Burgdorf Buchmatt.

S5 Bern–Kerzers–Neuchâtel + Murten/Morat (–Payerne)

  • The trains will now stop in Rosshäusern, with some running according to an altered timetable.
  • Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Train Station is being decommissioned. There will be a replacement bus service with connections in Gümmenen. Link to PostAuto

S51 Bern–Bern Brünnen Westside

No changes

S52 Bern–Kerzers (–Ins)

  • The trains will now stop in Bern Stöckacker, with some running according to an altered timetable.
  • The trains departing Neuchâtel at 05.35 and 06.35 hours will in some instances run according to an altered timetable up until Ins.

S6 Bern–Schwarzenburg

No changes

S6/S7 Lucerne–Wolhusen–Langnau i.E.–Bern + Willisau–Langenthal

The trains travelling in the direction of Wolhusen–Lucerne will run one minute later from Zell onwards.

S61 Luzern–Schachen LU

No changes

Bus

Burgdorf region

Some major construction work is planned for 2019 that will affect our network. Please observe the local signposting, publications in regional media and travel information in the online timetable.

Line 467 Spital–Burgdorf–Kirchberg–Aefligen

Busland AG is extending the route of Line 467 to Aefligen over the course of a three-year trial. The following three new bus stops will be served: “Kirchberg BE, Neuhof Mitte”, “Kirchberg BE, Neuhof Nord” and “Aefligen, Bahnhof”. The existing stop “Kirchberg BE, Industrie Neuhof” will be moved along slightly and renamed “Kirchberg BE, Neuhof Süd”.

From 06.00 to 20.00 hours on Monday to Friday and now also from 07.00 to 18.00 hours on Saturday, Line 467 will operate on a continuous half-hourly basis between “Aefligen, Bahnhof” and “Burgdorf, Bahnhof”. Together with bus line 466, this will create a continuous quarter-hourly service between “Kirchberg BE, Post” and “Burgdorf, Bahnhof”.

Direct connections to the indoor pool and Spital Burgdorf are offered from Aefligen mornings and evenings. Half-hourly connections to the trains from/to Solothurn are also offered from Aefligen.

Langnau i.E. region

Line 271 Langnau i.E.–Signau–Röthenbach i.E.

All buses will run two minutes earlier from “Röthenbach i.E., Dorf” / “Röthenbach i.E., Chuderhüsi” in order to ensure passengers catch their connection to the S2 in Signau. The operating times for the early services between “Langnau i.E., Bahnhof” and “Schüpbach, Dorf” / “Signau, Bahnhof” will be adjusted.

Line 284 Ramsei–Langnau i.E.–Fankhaus(–Mettlenalp)

To ensure a more stable timetable and that passengers can catch their connections in Langnau i.E., the operating times between Langnau i.E. and Trubschachen will be adjusted. As a result, however, the services departing “Langnau i.E., Bahnhof” at xx.29 hours towards “Trub, Löwenplatz” from Monday to Friday will miss the connections in Trubschachen to the S6 travelling towards Wolhusen and to the RE towards Bern. The operating times of nearly every service departing “Trubschachen, Bahnhof” towards “Langnau i.E., Bahnhof” will also be adjusted.

Sumiswald / Hasle-Rüegsau / Huttwil region

Line 482 Sumiswald–Grünenmatt–Heimisbach

The operating times in both directions will be adjusted by minutes.

Line 483 Sumiswald-Grünen–Huttwil

The operating times travelling towards Huttwil will be adjusted by minutes between “Häusernmoos, Dorf” and “Huttwil, Schwarzenbach”.

Line 491 Huttwil–Eriswil

All services departing “Eriswil, Hinterdorf” at xx.56 hours and travelling via “Eriswil, Altersheim” towards “Huttwil, Bahnhof” will run 1 minute earlier to ensure that passengers catch their connection to the S6 towards Langenthal.

Moonliner

M1 Bern–Zollikofen–Münchenbuchsee

  • After the first service, the return journey from “Zollikofen, Steinibach” will go directly to Bern Train Station without stopping at Tiefenau. The shuttle bus service from Guisanplatz will now be provided by the Line M10 (RBS) bus.
  • The second service will travel via Guisanplatz, but without stopping at “Bern, Wankdorfplatz”.  
  • There will no longer be a shuttle-bus service from the “Bern, Wankdorfplatz” stop.

M6 Bern–Köniz–Schliern–Spiegel–Bern

  • During the return journey on Thursday evenings, it will only be possible to exit the train, rather than board it, at the stops from “Köniz, Schloss” onwards.

M7 Bern–Bümpliz–Niederwangen–Laupen–Bösingen

  • The “Bümpliz, Technopark” stop has been renamed “Bümpliz, Technologiepark”.
  • The bus will depart 5 minutes earlier.

M45 (Bern–/Thun–) Spiez–Frutigen–Adelboden

  • The second service, which departs Spiez at 04.36 hours, will operate on the nights of Saturday/Sunday from 22 December 2018 to 21 April 2019, as well as on New Year’s Eve 31 December/1 January and 11/12 January 2019.

You can see all the changes by visiting moonliner.ch

Boat

Lake Thun

Winter: 09.12.2018 – 05.04.2019

  • Service 109, dep. Thun 09.40 hours, and 110, dep. Spiez 10.34 hours: There will no longer be a stop at Gunten, dep. 10.44 hours. The service will therefore arrive 10 minutes earlier in Thun, at 11.10 hours.

Spring: 06.04.2019 – 10.05.2019

  • Services 119, dep. Thun 14.40 hours, and 120, dep. Beatenbucht 16.17 hours, will operate with a new stopping schedule.

Summer: 11.05.2019 – 13.10.2019

  • Service 7, dep. Thun 8.40 hours, will stop at Einigen and Gwatt instead of Hilterfingen, Oberhofen and Gunten.
  • Services 15, dep. Thun 12.40 hours, and 16, dep. Interlaken West 15.10 hours, (DS Blümlisalp) will stop in Leissigen instead of Beatushöhlen.
  • Services 125, dep. Thun 18.40 hours, and 126, dep. Beatenbucht 20.03 hours, Evening Cruise DS Blümlisalp, dep. Thun 18.40 hours and dep. Beatenbucht 20.03 hours, only on Friday/Saturday from 11. 05. to 01.06. From Tuesday to Saturday between 04.06 and 21.09., no service on 1 August.
  • Services 117, dep. Thun 14.40 hours, and 118, dep. Beatushöhlen 16.13 hours, daily from 29.6. to 1.9. (no additional Sundays in September)

Autumn/winter: 14.10.2019 –14.12.2019

  • Service 109, dep. Thun 09.40 hours, and 110, dep. Spiez 10.34 hours: There will no longer be a stop at Gunten, dep. 10.44 hours. The service will therefore arrive 10 minutes earlier in Thun, at 11.10 hours.
  • Services 119, dep. Thun 14.40 hours, and 120, dep. Beatenbucht 16.17 hours, will operate according to a slightly adjusted stopping schedule.



Lake Brienz

From 18 May to 20 October, the current cruises departing Interlaken Ost at 16.07 hours and Brienz at 17.40 hours will be replaced with the introduction of two hour-long round-trip cruises from Interlaken Ost to Iseltwald and back. The first cruise departs at 16.07 hours, the second at 17.27 hours.

In December, we will offer new Advent cruises on four Sundays (dep. Interlaken Ost at 11.07 and 14.07 hours).

The stopping schedule in Niederried and Oberried will be changed and the departure times individually adjusted in line with operational demand.

Spring and autumn: 06.04. – 28.06. and 02.09. – 20.10.2019

  • The cruises (Interlaken Ost–Brienz–Interlaken Ost) will now operate between 10.07 and 15.07 hours. The last cruise will also be replaced by two round-trip cruises in the late afternoon (as with the summer timetable).
  • The SS Lötschberg will always operate 1 hour later, dep. Interlaken Ost 12.07 and 15.07 hours. In summer, the steamer cruises will remain unchanged (dep. Interlaken Ost 11.07 and 14.07 hours)

Car Transport service

Kandersteg–Goppenstein

Over the course of four years, BLS is replacing the tracks in the Lötschberg Summit Tunnel. The construction work affects the BLS Lötschberg Car Transport service. The timetable will be limited. We will continuously announce all timetable adjustments at bls.ch/autoverlad-loetschberg.

Kandersteg–Iselle di Trasquera (I)

Information on the timetable and prices can be found at bls.ch/iselle

Brig–Iselle di Trasquera (I)

Information on the timetable and prices can be found at bls.ch/simplon

Construction project

New track in the Lötschberg Summit Tunnel

The tracks and signalling systems in the Lötschberg Summit Tunnel need replacing. A non-ballasted track is being installed and the drainage system optimised and adjusted. The construction work is scheduled to last until the end of 2022 and particularly affects the Car Transport service bls.ch/scheiteltunnel

Dual track expansion at Wabern bei Bern–Kehrsatz

The single-track section between Wabern bei Bern and Kehrsatz Nord is subject to heavy traffic. In order to improve train punctuality, the line is being expanded to two tracks along a three-kilometre section. At the same time, Wabern bei Bern Train Station is being comprehensively modernised. Disabled-friendly accessways to the platforms are being constructed. The construction work is scheduled to last until 2020. bls.ch/wabern

Dual track expansion at Mauss–Gümmenen

The modernisation of the Saane Viaduct requires extensive construction work. Parts of the rail technology infrastructure need replacing and the steel-frame bridge over the Saane needs replacing. In addition, the single-track section between the newly-opened Rosshäusern Tunnel and Gümmenen is being expanded to two tracks. The construction work will start in late 2018 and is scheduled to last until the end of 2022. bls.ch/saaneviadukt

Uetendorf

In order to improve the long-distance connections in Thun, the line is being expanded to two tracks between Uetendorf and Lerchenfeld. In addition, the platforms are being extended at Uetendorf and Uetendorf Allmend. Two new platform edges are being constructed at Uetendorf Allmend Train Station, along with a new accessway to the platforms. The construction work will begin in mid-2019 and is scheduled to last until the end of 2022.

Wiler

The track facilities at Wiler Train Station are being replaced and redundant points removed. In addition, the extension of the platforms and the adaptations to the accessways and platforms to make them disabled-friendly will improve customer convenience. The construction work is scheduled to last until the end of 2020.

Burgdorf Steinhof

Burgdorf Steinhof Train Station is being redesigned. The train station is being moved 200 metres closer towards Hasle-Rüegsau and two new, disabled-friendly platforms are being added. The tracks, overhead lines and safety facilities are being adapted, and redundant points removed. The construction work will begin in mid-2019 and is scheduled to last until mid-2022.

Sumiswald-Grünen

Sumiswald-Grünen Train Station is being converted into a modern station. Alongside various upgrades to the railway infrastructure and the integration into the Ramsei signal tower, the tracks and safety facilities are also being replaced. In addition, the platforms are being extended and the public facilities such as the bus station, park & ride system and accessways to the trains optimised. The construction work is scheduled to last until the end of 2020.

Lotzwil

Lotzwil Train Station is being converted into a modern station. Alongside various upgrades to the railway infrastructure, the tracks and safety facilities are also being replaced. The train station is being made disabled-friendly and expanded to two tracks. The construction work is scheduled to last until the end of 2020.

Rohrbach

The existing tracks at Rohrbach Train Station are being replaced with new ones. The railway and safety infrastructure is being upgraded and the existing station building and freight yard renovated. In addition, the main platform is being extended and upgraded, and the station grounds and accessways to the trains redesigned. The construction work is scheduled to last until the end of 2020.

Menznau

The tracks and safety facilities at Menznau Train Station are being upgraded. The platforms are also being modernised and made customer-friendly, and the accessways to the trains will be optimised. The construction work is scheduled to last until the end of 2020.

Biglen

The technology building and, where necessary, the tracks are being upgraded at Biglen Train Station. The safety facilities also need adapting. The station grounds and the accessways to the trains and bus stops are being redesigned and made disabled-friendly. The construction work will begin in late 2018 and is scheduled to last until the end of 2021.

Grosshöchstetten

Grosshöchstetten Train Station is being redesigned. The safety and railway infrastructure as well as the technology building are being upgraded. The accessways are being redesigned to make them disabled-friendly. The construction work will begin in late 2018 and is scheduled to last until the end of 2021.

St-Blaise-Lac

At St-Blaise-Lac Train Station, the platform on Track 1 is being extended and heightened, enabling level boarding and exiting of the trains. The construction work is scheduled to last from September to November 2019.

Lattigen bei Spiez

At Lattigen bei Spiez Train Station, the platform is being extended and heightened, enabling level boarding and exiting of the trains. The construction work is scheduled to last from February to May 2019.

Burgholz

Burgholz Train Station is being moved around 200 metres closer towards Oey-Diemtigen. At the same time, the platform is being extended and heightened, enabling level boarding and exiting of the trains. The construction work is scheduled to last from September to November 2019.

Tickets and prices

News about BLS Mobil and our Web Shop

BLS Mobil – the smart alternative

You can now save your SwissPass in the BLS Mobil app. Thanks to SwissPass Mobile, all public transport services are now displayed on your smartphone, no matter whether it’s your GA travelcard, Half-Fare travelcard, Track 7 travelcard or fare network travelcard. During a ticket inspection, simply present your SwissPass directly in the app. With BLS Mobil, you have everything you need combined in one app: make Switzerland-wide timetable enquiries, buy your ticket, or use the lezzgo check-in and check-out function to simply board the train without purchasing a ticket beforehand. bls.ch/mobil

BLS-Webshop

Alongside single tickets, day tickets and travelcards, you can now also buy exciting leisure offers directly online. bls.ch/webshop

Travel Centres and points of sale

Biglen

The Biglen point of sale has been closed since 1 November 2018. The ticket machine will remain operational, however.

Interlaken West

The move to the new, modern Travel Centre will already take place in early December 2018.

Bern Weissenbühl

Since 29 October 2018, the Travel Centre has also been a post office. The Travel centre is now also open for you on Saturdays from 08.00 to 13.00 hours.

Seftigen

Since 10 October 2018, the Travel Centre has also been a post office.

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