Bern-Belp Airport Guide (BRN)

Airport info
Code: BRN
Address:
Flughafenstrasse, Belp, CH 3123, Switzerland
Location:

The airport is located within Belp’s city limits.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +41
Telephone:
+41 31 960 2111
Timezone: GMT ++01:00

Despite serving the capital of Switzerland, Bern-Belp Airport is much smaller than its counterparts in cities such as Zürich, Basel and Geneva. Our Bern-Belp Airport guide includes information on facilities, how to get to the airport, and nearby accommodation options.

Information

There is an information/reception desk near check-in (tel: +41 31 960 2111).

Driving directions

To access the airport from central Bern head south along Thunstrasse and follow this road to the Sonnenhoftunnel turn off (A6). Follow this road all the way to junction 14 then turn right onto Viehweidstrasse. From here, turn right onto Kummenstrasse, then take another right onto Aemmenmattstrasse, and follow signs to the airport entrance. The total drive time should take roughly 25 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

The nearest railway station to the airport is Belp, which is linked to the airport by the Tangento bus service (tel: +41 31 321 8844; www.bernmobil.ch).
From Belp local trains run to Bern central station (journey time: 20 minutes; fare: CHF3.60) via Swiss Railways (tel: +41 900 300 300; www.sbb.ch). From Bern central station, connections to destinations throughout Switzerland and beyond are available.

Public transport road

Bus: The Airport Bus service (route 334) operates regular direct services between the airport and Bern central station (tel: +41 31 321 8844; www.bernmobil.ch). The single fare is CHF6.40, and the journey time is roughly 20-25 minutes. During the ski season, a ‘Winter Bus’ service operates from the airport to major local winter sports areas (www.myjungfrau.ch).
Taxi: Taxis are available outside arrivals. There is a taxi office outside the airport terminal. Journey time into central Bern is about 20 minutes.

Terminal facilities

Money

ATM and currency exchange facilities are available in the terminal.

Communication

Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout Bern-Belp Airport.

Food

A restaurant and café are located within the terminal and another restaurant is situated immediately outside the complex.

Shopping

Limited retail facilities are available, though duty-free shopping is available for both arriving and departing passengers.

Luggage

Luggage trolleys are available in the terminal. A lost and found office (tel: +41 31 960 2131) is on hand to assist with enquires regarding belongings misplaced in the terminal. You can also track your lost baggage on the airport’s website.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are no dedicated conference or business facilities within the terminal, however the airport lounge offers a quiet space to meet over snacks, drinks, and complimentary newspapers and magazines.

Disabled facilities

The airport is fully accessible to persons with reduced mobility, and disabled parking spaces are available in the closest parking area to the terminal. Those requiring assistance at the terminal should contact airport staff (tel: +41 31 960 2131) in advance of travel, as well as notifying their airline.

Car parking

Short and long-tem parking is available within a short walking distance of the terminal building. Valet parking is also available. The parking lots are not connected to the terminal building by a shuttle.

Car rental

Avis, Europcar and Sixt are among the car hire companies at the airport.

Hotels

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There are no on-site hotels at Bern-Belp Airport, but there are a couple of options located nearby. Larger international hotels can be found in the city centre, a relatively short drive away.

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Hotel Sternen Muri

+41 31 950 7111

A little further from the airport, about halfway to central Bern, the Sternen Muri is a luxurious accommodation option housed in a traditional-style building. Its facilities include a choice of restaurants and conference rooms.

Thunstrasse 80, CH3074, Bern-Muri, Switzerland

Landgasthof zur Linde

+41 31 530 1144

Describing itself as a ‘country inn’, the Landgasthof zur Linde is located less than five minutes’ drive from the airport. A combination of traditional Swiss and modern buildings, the hotel offers an airport shuttle service and Swiss restaurant.

Rubigenstrasse 46, CH3123, Belp, Switzerland

QCM Campus

+41 31 960 4060

This small hotel, housing just eight guest rooms, is conveniently located within walking distance of Bern-Belp Airport. Rooms are en-suite and all feature a balcony with views of the surrounding mountains. Free parking and internet access is available for guests.

Eichholzweg 20-24, CH3123, Belp, Switzerland
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