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

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Train  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Paris l'Est Tgv

85€ - 110€

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Night bus  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the night bus from Colmar to Paris N759

33€ - 41€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Freiburg Central Bus Station to Paris Gallieni Varna - Strasbourg - Paris

45€ - 65€

Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris Gallieni 572.2 km

60€ - 95€

Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Paris CDG (CDG) BSL - CDG

89€ - 265€

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Paris CDG (CDG) ZRH - CDG

87€ - 324€

Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris by train

The train journey time between Freiburg im Breisgau and Paris is around 3h 8m and covers a distance of around 529 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 8m. Operated by TGV inOui, the Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris train service departs from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf and arrives in Paris l'Est. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris is to night bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 11h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris is to train which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 3h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Freiburg Central Bus Station station and arriving at Paris Gallieni. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 8h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf and arriving at Paris l'Est. Services depart once a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 1m.

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The distance between Freiburg im Breisgau and Paris is 417 km. The road distance is 572.2 km.

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The best way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs 85€ - 110€.

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The train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Paris l'Est takes 3h 1m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris bus services, operated by Karat-S, depart from Freiburg Central Bus Station.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs 85€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 8h.

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  • Distance: 416.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 1m

What companies run services between Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany and Paris, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Paris l'Est once a week. Tickets cost 85€ - 110€ and the journey takes 3h 1m. Alternatively, Karat-S operates a bus from Freiburg Central Bus Station to Paris Gallieni twice a week. Tickets cost 45€ - 65€ and the journey takes 8h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 550€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 100€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 25€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 15€
1st Class
18€ - 25€
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Freiburg Central Bus Station to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Karat-S
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
Night bus from Colmar to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Paris Gallieni station.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Paris l'Est station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris is 572 km. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Paris.

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