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There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Fribourg by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Basel (BSL) BUD - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Geneva (GVA) BUD - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Fribourg/Freiburg

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zurich (ZRH) BUD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Fribourg/Freiburg

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 53m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BUD - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Bern

Train  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Zuerich Hb Rjx
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Fribourg/Freiburg Ic1 / ...

Bus  •  18h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Bratislava,,AS Mlynské Nivy 260 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Bern

Night train, train  •  13h 24m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Fribourg/Freiburg Ic1 / ...

Drive  •  10h 31m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Fribourg 1124.8 km

Budapest to Fribourg by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Fribourg is around 12h 9m and covers a distance of around 1170 km. This includes an average layover time of around 21 min. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV) and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Budapest to Fribourg train service departs from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arrives in Fribourg/Freiburg. Typically 13 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

13 Weekly Trains
12h 9m Average Duration
SFr 88 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Fribourg is to train which costs 36 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft and takes 12h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Fribourg is to fly and train which costs 30 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft and takes 6h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Fribourg. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arriving at Fribourg/Freiburg via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 9m.

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It is 902 km from Budapest to Fribourg. It is approximately 1124.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Fribourg without a car is to train which takes 12h 9m and costs 36 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Budapest to Fribourg, including transfers.

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Budapest to Fribourg train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Fribourg is to train which takes 12h 9m and costs 36 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Fribourg.
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  • Distance: 901.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 7m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Fribourg, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Budapest to Fribourg via Zürich HB in around 12h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Fribourg via Bratislava,,AS Mlynské Nivy, Bratislava Mlynske Nivy Bus Station, Bratislava, Bern, and Bern in around 18h 31m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 390
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 390
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 370
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 370
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 360
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 340
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 450
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 230
Flights from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 230
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 220
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 160
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 1300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 420
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 130
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Bratislava,,AS Mlynské Nivy
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest Kelenfold Vasut to Bratislava Mlynske Nivy Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 10
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Fribourg is 1125 km. It takes approximately 10h 31m to drive from Budapest to Fribourg.

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easyJet, Wizz Air and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Fribourg. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 900 Ft.

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