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City/Town: St Ursen, canton FR
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From Fribourg station there is a TPF bus, Saturdays and Sundays there is a restricted service Bus 127 towards Plaffeien:
bus schedule is marked at the top: ©
http://cartes.tpf.ch/horaires/horair...&d=1&arr=a2021
(I am now writing to the bus company TPF to find out where it leaves from exactly)

The red double decker bus runs from Düdingen station, which is definite,
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Old 25.08.2011, 20:36
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Or go an extra train stop to Düdingen SBB station and ride a double decker!
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Re: Highland Games in St Ursen, Canton Fribourg

Dunno 'bout spanner in t'werks - I'm up the crack without a piddle, if there's no local (Horner) shuttle buses. I always used them from out here in t'bhunies. I was palnning on kipping at my old house - now I may have to take the train back to my new one, if I can't cadge a lift off someone.

Honestly I miss one year and everything's gone titsup - and the booklet wasn't in the post .... but I'll be back tomorrow, so hopefully it'll be there then.

Found a flyer in my waste paper, that just states: "Free Shuttle Bus" - which must be the Glasgow bus - but no mention of any other routes, so it must be TPF from the BH, and nothing from the villages on the southern side.
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Or go an extra train stop to Düdingen SBB station and ride a double decker!
Thanks but as im coming from Geneva i will have to change trains to go to Düdingen

I hope my limited French will be enough to get buy

I guess a taxi ride in the worst case is something that can be done?
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Re: Highland Games in St Ursen, Canton Fribourg

This sounds good, will try and make it for Sunday. Not been to a Highland Games since I was a lad.
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The programme for Saturday looks much better to me than Sunday's
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Re: Highland Games in St Ursen, Canton Fribourg

After reading the bus schedule from Fribourg, the following buses should be available to go to St-Ursen:
- on saturday: 7.02 ( a bit early...) 8.32, 10.02, 12.02, 15.02, 17.02, 18.32, 19.45
- on sunday: 8.32, 10.02, 12.02, 15.02, 17.02, 18.32, 19.32, 19.45

It is the 10.02, 12.02 and eventually 15.02 which should interest us most, I'll check it out at the bus station later today.

Via Düdingen/Guin the train leaves Fribourg station twice per hour, at .15 and at .45, generally from gleis 3. This platform holds gleis 2 and 3, where from ZRH side and GVA side arrive.
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Re: Highland Games in St Ursen, Canton Fribourg

I'll try to come tomorrow! Yay! A bit home sweet home! :P
Btw. Anyone going by car from Bern?
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This sounds very nice!

Whcih day will be the best to be there? Saturday I will not be able to arrive until 5-6pm so I am considering Sunday.....
Any more details about the program? the website is not very clear for me

Thanks!
Saturday is busy and it goes on until very late at night with lots of of live music but Sunday they have the finals and prize giving and all of the pipe bands play and march together, which is pretty stirring!

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Re: Highland Games in St Ursen, Canton Fribourg

To all those in doubt about coming, I have to add that it was the first time I had attended the games last year, and it was a really great event. Nice people who are just wanting to have a good time.

It is also very odd in a Swiss setting, but that adds to the pleasure.
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Is it easy to park there?
We'll be coming by car (from Neuchatel) on Sunday and I was just wondering if parking was going to be a bit of a nightmare.
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Is it easy to park there?
We'll be coming by car (from Neuchatel) on Sunday and I was just wondering if parking was going to be a bit of a nightmare.
Parking is well organized, with assistants telling you where to park in the surrounding fields. Last year, I arrived rather late on Sunday and I had a 5 mn walk to th games.
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After reading the bus schedule from Fribourg, the following buses should be available to go to St-Ursen:
- on saturday: 7.02 ( a bit early...) 8.32, 10.02, 12.02, 15.02, 17.02, 18.32, 19.45
- on sunday: 8.32, 10.02, 12.02, 15.02, 17.02, 18.32, 19.32, 19.45

It is the 10.02, 12.02 and eventually 15.02 which should interest us most, I'll check it out at the bus station later today.

Via Düdingen/Guin the train leaves Fribourg station twice per hour, at .15 and at .45, generally from gleis 3. This platform holds gleis 2 and 3, where from ZRH side and GVA side arrive.
Thanks

I will aim for the 1002 bus as well. Otherwise i will have to go from Fribourg to Düdingen and then get the DD. Hopefully people will be kind to explain
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Re: Highland Games in St Ursen, Canton Fribourg

I checked the TPF bus schedule

Fribourg > St.Ursen, some 13mn:
departure at backside underground TPF station:
Saturday: 7.02 / 8.32 / 10.02 / 12.02 / 15.02 / 17.02 / 18.32 / 19.45
Sunday: 8.32 / 10.02 / 12.02 / 15.02 / 16.32 / 18.02 / 19.32

St.Ursen (Struss) > Fribourg, some 20mn
Saturday: 6.37 / 8.07 / 9.37 / 11.37 / 13.07 / 16.37 / 18.07 / 19.17
Sunday: 8.07 / 9.37 / 11.37 / 13.07 / 16.07 / 16.37 / 19.07

Don't ask me why it takes 13 mn to go and 20 mn to come back...
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Don't ask me why it takes 13 mn to go and 20 mn to come back...
Aye, especially as it is effectively uphill from Fribourg to St. Ursen.
Our attendance this year is looking more and more unlikely; kids are not allowed after a certain time and it all finishes on Sunday at 6, about the same time we'll be getting back from Jegenstorf probably.
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I checked the TPF bus schedule

Fribourg > St.Ursen, some 13mn:
departure at backside underground TPF station:
Saturday: 7.02 / 8.32 / 10.02 / 12.02 / 15.02 / 17.02 / 18.32 / 19.45
Sunday: 8.32 / 10.02 / 12.02 / 15.02 / 16.32 / 18.02 / 19.32

St.Ursen (Struss) > Fribourg, some 20mn
Saturday: 6.37 / 8.07 / 9.37 / 11.37 / 13.07 / 16.37 / 18.07 / 19.17
Sunday: 8.07 / 9.37 / 11.37 / 13.07 / 16.07 / 16.37 / 19.07

Don't ask me why it takes 13 mn to go and 20 mn to come back...

Well you know... Its double the distance when the driver swerves all over the road :P
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Is it easy to park there?
We'll be coming by car (from Neuchatel) on Sunday and I was just wondering if parking was going to be a bit of a nightmare.
There are 2 v large car parks,5sf per day. People to guide you. Not a promblem. Well organized,years of experience, plenty of signposts. A great weekend. Hope to meet you there.
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I will aim for the 1002 bus as well. Otherwise i will have to go from Fribourg to Düdingen and then get the DD. Hopefully people will be kind to explain
gata,
the tpf bus seems a lot easier to me too.
when leaving the train in Fribourg, you will either go down on the long slope or by the steps. When going down on the slope, you'll turn left in the central corridor. When going down by the steps, you'll turn right in the central corridor. You'll see the bus schedule above the doors of the underground garage.
Your bus is n°127 FRIBOURG - PLAFFEIEN (via Rechthalten). The platform will be indicated.
Have a nice day!
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Don't ask me why it takes 13 mn to go and 20 mn to come back...
Have you been on a coach trip on the way back from an outing? I guess eople want to get off at different places and the bus has to keep stopping, and possibly takes a more scenic route.

I walked back from the games to Fribourg. Thankfully it is mainly down hill
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There are 2 v large car parks,5sf per day. People to guide you. Not a promblem. Well organized,years of experience, plenty of signposts. A great weekend. Hope to meet you there.
That's great thanks. We were gutted to miss you at Odile's place the other week. Our son is 11 so would have been great for him to meet your boys. We'll be there on Sunday at some time.
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the tpf bus seems a lot easier to me too.
when leaving the train in Fribourg, you will either go down on the long slope or by the steps. When going down on the slope, you'll turn left in the central corridor. When going down by the steps, you'll turn right in the central corridor. You'll see the bus schedule above the doors of the underground garage.
Your bus is n°127 FRIBOURG - PLAFFEIEN (via Rechthalten). The platform will be indicated.
Have a nice day!
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Thank you very much

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