There are 4 ways to get from Basel to University of Freiburg by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...

12€ - 60€

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Rideshare  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Freiburg im Breisgau 71.7 km

5€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Freiburg 122 / ...

6€ - 9€

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Basel to University of Freiburg 71.5 km

8€ - 13€

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to University of Freiburg is to rideshare which costs SFr 6 and takes 1h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to University of Freiburg is to drive which costs SFr 9 - SFr 14 and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel SBB and arriving at Freiburg. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel Sbb and arriving at Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between Basel and University of Freiburg is 53 km. The road distance is 71.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to University of Freiburg without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs SFr 14 - SFr 65.

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The train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf takes 40 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Basel to University of Freiburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel, Basel SBB station.

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Basel to University of Freiburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Basel Sbb station.

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The best way to get from Basel to University of Freiburg is to train which takes 49 min and costs SFr 14 - SFr 65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 7 - SFr 9 and takes 1h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to University of Freiburg.
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  • Distance: 52.6 km
  • Duration: 49 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and University of Freiburg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Basel to University of Freiburg hourly. Tickets cost 19€ - 27€ and the journey takes 40 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to University of Freiburg hourly. Tickets cost 6€ - 9€ and the journey takes 1h 15m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Freiburg im Breisgau
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Basel to University of Freiburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Freiburg station.

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Basel to University of Freiburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to University of Freiburg is 72 km. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Basel to University of Freiburg.

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There are 918+ hotels available in University of Freiburg. Prices start at 56€ per night.

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

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