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There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...

$45 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Freiburg 107 / ...

$8 - $15

4 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...

$48 - $85

Night train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Nj / ...

$45 - $80

Rideshare  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Freiburg im Breisgau 96.2 miles

$12

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau 96.3 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau is to rideshare which costs SFr 12 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau is to drive which costs SFr 20 - SFr 30 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Freiburg. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Freiburg im Breisgau is 87 km. The road distance is 154.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau without a car is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 80.

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The train from Zürich HB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf takes 1 h 47 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau 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 Freiburg im Breisgau is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 8 - SFr 15 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau.
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  • Distance: 54.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 1 h 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 25 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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel Sbb to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Zürich HB to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
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 Freiburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zurich to Freiburg im Breisgau
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Freiburg station.

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Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau is 154 km. It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to drive from Zürich to Freiburg im Breisgau.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zürich and Freiburg im Breisgau. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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