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There are 6 ways to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by train, bus, tram, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Zürich HB

  1. Take the train from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Zürich Airport

4 alternative options

Bus, line 10 tram

  1. Take the bus from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Zurich Bus Station
  2. Take the line 10 tram from Zürich, Bahnhofplatz/HB to Zürich Flughafen, Bahnhof

Train

  1. Take the train from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich Flughafen

Drive

  1. Drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport

Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by train

158 Weekly Trains
2h 15m Average Duration
SFr 38 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to bus which costs €10 - €13 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Zürich Airport. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH). However, there are services departing from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Zürich Flughafen via Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 15m.

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The distance between Freiburg im Breisgau and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 81 km. The road distance is 158.6 km.

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The best way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) without a car is to train via Zürich HB which takes 2h 15m and costs €35 - €85.

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It takes approximately 2h 15m to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH), including transfers.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof station.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to train via Zürich HB which takes 2h 15m and costs €35 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €13 and takes 2h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH).
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  • Distance: 80.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 15m

What companies run services between Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany and Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland?

You can take a train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) via Basel SBB and Zürich HB in around 2h 15m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Zürich Airport once daily. Tickets cost SFr 10 - SFr 13 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 24 - SFr 29
VBZ
Phone
0848 988 988
Email
contact@zvv.ch
Website
stadt-zuerich.ch
Tram from Zürich, Bahnhofplatz/HB to Zürich Flughafen, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
VBZ
Schedules at
SBB
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Zürich Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport
Estimated price
SFr 260 - SFr 410

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zürich Airport station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 159 km. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH).

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