• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train SNCF  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu Genève - Lyon-Part-Dieu / ...

$72 - $116

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Fribourg Poya to Lyon

$29 - $36

2 alternative options

Train via Lyon-Perrache  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon-Perrache Lyon - Genève

$67 - $111

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Fribourg to Lyon 180 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fribourg to Lyon is to bus which costs SFr 28 - SFr 40 and takes 6h 7m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Fribourg to Lyon is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 2h 54m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Fribourg to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Fribourg, gare CFF and arriving at Lyon via Fribourg Poya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 7m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Fribourg to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Fribourg/Freiburg and arriving at Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu via Gare de Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 49m.

More details

The distance between Fribourg and Lyon is 212 km. The road distance is 288 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Fribourg to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120.

More details

It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Fribourg to Lyon, including transfers.

More details

Fribourg to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Fribourg Poya station.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Fribourg to Lyon is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 28 - SFr 40 and takes 6h 7m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Fribourg to Lyon.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 132.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Fribourg, Switzerland and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Fribourg to Lyon via Genève and Gare de Genève in around 3h 49m. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Fribourg to Lyon 6 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 5h.

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 Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Fribourg Poya to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Fribourg to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Lyon station.

More details

Fribourg to Lyon train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Fribourg to Lyon is 288 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Fribourg to Lyon.

Get driving directions

There are 1137+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

More details