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There are 6 ways to get from Fribourg to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Luzern 15 / ...
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano 21 / ...

$93 - $169

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Bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Fribourg to Grandate - Stazione

$23 - $33

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Thun 1
  2. Take the bus from Thun to Como 417

$68 - $107

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Fribourg to Lugano 199.2 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly to Lugano  •  4 h 2 min

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

$127 - $320

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$143 - $381

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The cheapest way to get from Fribourg to Lugano is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fribourg to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fribourg to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Fribourg and arriving at Lugano - Piazzale Besso via Grandate - Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Fribourg to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Fribourg/Freiburg and arriving at Lugano via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between Fribourg and Lugano is 164 km. The road distance is 318.7 km.

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The best way to get from Fribourg to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Fribourg to Lugano, including transfers.

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Fribourg to Lugano bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, depart from Fribourg station.

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

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The best way to get from Fribourg to Lugano is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Fribourg to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 102.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Fribourg to Lugano via Luzern in around 4 h 26 min. Alternatively, Gruppo Di Maio operates a bus from Fribourg to Lugano once a week. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 7 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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 Fribourg/Freiburg to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Thun
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Fribourg to Grandate - Stazione
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Thun to Como
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Fribourg to Lugano bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, arrive at Grandate - Stazione station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Fribourg to Lugano is 319 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Fribourg to Lugano.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 3488+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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