How to get to Biel: ½ hourly trains from Zurich (1 ½ hours), Bern (1/2 hour); hourly connections from Basel (1 hour), Lausanne (1hour) and Geneva (1 1/2 hours).
The Train station hosts: the tourist office (at Bahnhofplatz 12; 032 329 84 84), lockers, bicycle rental, currency exchange, fast food, small shops, post office (at Bahnhofplatz), Migros supermarket (near train station, Bahnhofstr. 15),
Internet station at Tropical Sunset, Waffengasse 9 and at Lago Lodge.
Lago Lodge, Uferweg 5 in Nidau (032 331 37 32 ) the only Swiss hostel with a micro beer brewery. A 7-min. walk from the main station, the Lodge is located behind - a public beach just a few hundred meters from the main station (direction Lake).
For more accommodations/campsites ask at the tourist office.