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There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Fribourg by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Fribourg/Freiburg 139-Y / ...

$44 - $87

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Bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Fribourg Ouibus

$10 - $14

2 alternative options

Train, line 20 train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne 51
  2. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Ins
  3. Take the line 20 train from Ins to Fribourg/Freiburg 20 / ...

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Fribourg 80.7 miles

$16 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Fribourg is to bus which costs SFr 9 - SFr 14 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Fribourg is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 25 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Fribourg. However, there are services departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Fribourg, gare CFF via Fribourg, cimetière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Fribourg. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Fribourg/Freiburg via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 29 min.

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The distance between Basel and Fribourg is 90 km. The road distance is 129.1 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Fribourg without a car is to train which takes 1 h 29 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 90.

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Basel to Fribourg, including transfers.

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Basel to Fribourg bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Basel City Center station.

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Basel to Fribourg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Fribourg is to train which takes 1 h 29 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 9 - SFr 14 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Fribourg.
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  • Distance: 56.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Fribourg, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel to Fribourg via Bern in around 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Basel to Fribourg 3 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Ins to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Aare Seeland mobil
Website
asmobil.ch
Train from Biel/Bienne to Ins
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
asmobil.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus

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Basel to Fribourg bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Fribourg station.

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Basel to Fribourg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Fribourg/Freiburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Fribourg is 129 km. It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to drive from Basel to Fribourg.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Fribourg. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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