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The train from Zurich Hb to Fribourg usually takes 1 hour 38 minutes on average to travel 123 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 23 minutes. You can expect to find 38 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Fribourg, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. SBB are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Fribourg in no time.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Zurich Hb to Fribourg in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $17.60.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Fribourg, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
It takes an average of 1h 38m to travel from Zurich Hb to Fribourg by train, over a distance of around 76 miles (123 km). There are normally 38 trains per day traveling from Zurich Hb to Fribourg and tickets for this journey start from $17.60 when you book in advance.
From 1h 23m
76 miles (123 km)
38 trains per day
Direct trains available
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The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).
Take advantage of the dining car which offers a menu made of high-quality produce. Traveling with kids? Choose your seats in the dedicated Family Zone.
In First Class, you'll get to travel in comfortable seats, enjoy free WiFi, as well as more space for your luggage and individual power outlets (German + Swiss).
You can take as much baggage as you want on SBB Intercity trains, provided that it fits in the baggage racks provided.
Many SBB Intercity trains will have a restaurant or bistro car so you can buy food and drink throughout your journey. You may be able to sit at a table in the restaurant carriage or take your meal back to your seat.
There are power outlets on SBB trains. You can also enjoy free WiFi on Intercity trains via the SBB FreeSurf portal.
There is stroller storage available on the train, as well as a baby changing toilet onboard. On Intercity trains, there is also a dedicated family car.
You can take your bicycle on board SBB Intercity trains. Between 21st March and 31st October, it's compulsory to reserve a bike space on some Intercity trains. You must also buy a ticket for your bike at a ticket office, ticket machine or online.
Dogs under 30cm in height can travel for free if they're in a carrier and placed under your seat. Larger dogs can travel with you if you buy a Dog Day Pass for CHF 25, which can be purchased at a ticket office, at a ticket machine, online or on the SBB app. The pass is valid for a day on trains, ships, trams and buses in most Swiss cities.
SBB Intercity trains have priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility, as well as a wheelchair-accessible toilet.
There is a Business Zone and a Quiet Zone in First Class on SBB Intercity trains.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Zurich Hb to Fribourg by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Zurich Hb and Fribourg is 1 hour and 38 minutes, with around 38 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Zurich Hb to Fribourg is 1 hour and 23 minutes.
Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Fribourg can start from as little as $17.60 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Zurich Hb to Fribourg without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Zurich Hb to Fribourg each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Zurich Hb to Fribourg leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Zurich Hb to Fribourg leaves at 23:02. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Zurich Hb to Fribourg cover a distance of around 76 miles (123 km) during the journey.