There are 3 ways to get from Basel to Fribourg by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Fribourg/Freiburg 1 / ...

SFr 44 - SFr 87

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Bus  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Bern N122 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Fribourg K288 / ...

SFr 14 - SFr 17

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Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Basel to Fribourg 129.1 km

SFr 16 - SFr 25

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Fribourg is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 18 and takes 2h 40m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Fribourg. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel SBB and arriving at Fribourg via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 40m.

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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 1h 25m.

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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 1h 25m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 90.

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It takes approximately 1h 25m to get from Basel to Fribourg, including transfers.

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Basel to Fribourg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel, Basel SBB 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 1h 25m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 13 - SFr 18 and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Fribourg.
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  • Distance: 89.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 25m

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

You can take a train from Basel to Fribourg via Bern in around 1h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Fribourg via Bern in around 2h 40m.

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.

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Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 16
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Transports publics fribourgeois
Phone
+41 26 351 02 00
Website
tpf.ch
Train from Bern to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transports publics fribourgeois
Schedules at
SBB
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Fribourg/Freiburg, L.-d'Affry
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Basel to Fribourg bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 1h 22m to drive from Basel to Fribourg.

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There are 153+ hotels available in Fribourg. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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