There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac by train, bus or car

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Train, line 30 train  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Fribourg/Freiburg 1 / ...
  2. Take the line 30 train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Estavayer-le-Lac 30

$61 - $108

Cheapest option

Bus, line 30 train  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Fribourg Ouibus
  2. Take the line 30 train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Estavayer-le-Lac 30

$24 - $45

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Yverdon-les-Bains 5 / ...

$66 - $117

Bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Fribourg K288

$26 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac 110.2 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac is to drive which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac is to drive which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Estavayer-le-Lac via Fribourg/Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Estavayer-le-Lac is 141 km. The road distance is 176.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac without a car is to train and line 30 train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to get from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac, including transfers.

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Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac is to train and line 30 train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 24 - SFr 50 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Estavayer-le-Lac station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac is 176 km. It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to drive from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac.

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There are 169+ hotels available in Estavayer-le-Lac. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac.
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  • Distance: 88.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac via Fribourg/Freiburg in around 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Estavayer-le-Lac twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

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 Zürich HB to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Estavayer-le-Lac
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Yverdon-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
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 Zurich to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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