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There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg by plane, train, bus, car, car train or night train

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

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Fly to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Fribourg Chemin de l'Abbé-Freeley

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Fly to Geneva, train

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

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Fribourg/Freiburg

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Bern

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Lindau
  2. Take the train from Lindau-Reutin to Zuerich Hb
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Fribourg/Freiburg

Drive, car train

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Edirne
  2. Take the car train from Edirne to Villach Hbf/Bbf
  3. Drive from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Fribourg/Freiburg

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Budapest-Keleti
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Fribourg/Freiburg

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg

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The cost-effective way to get from Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg is to bus, which costs 1.300 ₺ - 2.000 ₺ and takes 43h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg is to fly and train which costs 2.200 ₺ - 9.000 ₺ and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg. However, there are services departing from Yenikapi and arriving at Fribourg/Freiburg via Halkali, Videle, Budapest-Keleti and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Fribourg/Freiburg is 1854 km. The road distance is 2312.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg without a car is to bus and train which takes 31h 50m and costs 1.900 ₺ - 3.400 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Halkali station.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Fribourg/Freiburg is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 3:11 AM in Istanbul and 2:11 AM in Fribourg/Freiburg.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg.
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  • Distance: 1853.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg via Otogar, Istanbul, Sofia Central Bus Station, Fribourg Chemin de l'Abbé-Freeley, and Fribourg, Poya in around 43h 7m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 700
Flights from Istanbul to Basel via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 700
Flights from Istanbul to Basel via Gaziantep
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 700
Flights from Istanbul to Basel via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 700
Flights from Istanbul to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 600
Flights from Istanbul to Geneva via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 600
Flights from Istanbul to Geneva via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 600
Flights from Istanbul to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 750
Flights from Istanbul to Zurich via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 750
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 800
Flights from Istanbul to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 460
Flights from Istanbul to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 480
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Basel via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 440
Flights from Istanbul to Geneva via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 480
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 470
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 950
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zurich via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 750
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 450
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 30 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
Hourly
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 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Lindau-Reutin to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
OptimaExpress
Phone
+49 89 54880111
Email
info@optimatours.de
Website
optimatours.de
Car train from Edirne to Villach Hbf/Bbf
Ave. Duration
34h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
optimatours.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Videle
Ave. Duration
18h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 23
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
SFr 15 - SFr 18
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 23
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 190
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Fribourg Chemin de l'Abbé-Freeley
Ave. Duration
29h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
Union Ivkoni

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg is 2313 km. It takes approximately 22h 15m to drive from Istanbul to Fribourg/Freiburg.

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KLM, Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Fribourg/Freiburg. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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