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There are 3 ways to get from Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Fribourg/Freiburg Ic1 / ...

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  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Fribourg 106 / ...

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Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg 138.9 km

Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Fribourg/Freiburg is around 1h 21m and covers a distance of around 125 km. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg train service departs from Genève and arrives in Fribourg/Freiburg. Typically 216 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

216 Weekly Trains
1h 21m Average Duration
SFr 40 Cheapest Price
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Geneva → Fribourg/Freiburg
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Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

COVID-19 help in Switzerland

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 0041 58 463 00 00

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Yes, travel within Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Fribourg/Freiburg is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Fribourg/Freiburg is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Fribourg/Freiburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

Last updated: 9 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg is to bus which costs SFr 10 - SFr 12 and takes 2h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg is to train which costs SFr 40 - SFr 80 and takes 1h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Fribourg/Freiburg, Pl. Gare via Fribourg, Poya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genève and arriving at Fribourg/Freiburg. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 21m.

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The distance between Geneva and Fribourg/Freiburg is 102 km. The road distance is 138.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg without a car is to train which takes 1h 21m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 80.

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The train from Genève to Fribourg/Freiburg takes 1h 21m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg is to train which takes 1h 21m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 10 - SFr 12 and takes 2h 10m.

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  • Distance: 101.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 21m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Fribourg/Freiburg, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Genève to Fribourg/Freiburg hourly. Tickets cost SFr 40 - SFr 80 and the journey takes 1h 21m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Fribourg 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 10 - SFr 12 and the journey takes 1h 55m.

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 Genève to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 12
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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Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Fribourg station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg is 139 km. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Geneva to Fribourg/Freiburg.

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