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There are 5 ways to get from Fribourg to Lyon by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$67 - $111

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Bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Fribourg Poya to Lyon

$29 - $36

3 alternative options

Train, night bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Lausanne 1 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Lausanne to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N122

$42 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Fribourg to Lyon 180 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  5 h 22 min

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

$124 - $310

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 6 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Fribourg to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Fribourg/Freiburg and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

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

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The best way to get from Fribourg to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 4 h 22 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Fribourg to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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Fribourg to Lyon 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 Lyon is to train which takes 4 h 22 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 28 - SFr 40 and takes 6 h 7 min.

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  • Distance: 132.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Fribourg to Lyon via Genève in around 4 h 22 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Fribourg to Lyon 6 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h.

Airlines
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
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
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $32
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Fribourg Poya to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $35
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eurolines.ch
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
Night bus from Lausanne to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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

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

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Twin Jet offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1079+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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