There are 5 ways to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zürich HB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...

$77 - $139

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Freiburg to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel 208
  2. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to St. Gallen N391

$13 - $24

3 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...

$74 - $144

Bus, train  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Freiburg to Zurich 207 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...

$39 - $74

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Sankt Gallen 110.9 miles

$23 - $35

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No, there is no direct bus from Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen. However, there are services departing from Freiburg and arriving at St. Gallen via Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen. However, there are services departing from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf and arriving at St. Gallen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Freiburg im Breisgau and Canton of St. Gallen is 145 km. The road distance is 177.4 km.

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The best way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen without a car is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen, including transfers.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Freiburg station.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Map of how to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen.
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  • Distance: 90.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany and Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Sankt Gallen via Zürich HB in around 3 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Freiburg im Breisgau to Sankt Gallen via Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel in around 4 h 40 min.

Train operators
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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 St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Freiburg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Freiburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen is 177 km. It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Canton of St. Gallen.

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