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There are 5 ways to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

SFr 25 - SFr 70

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Bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Freiburg to Zürich Airport 107 / ...

SFr 11 - SFr 14

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Train via Basel  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir36 / ...

SFr 31 - SFr 117

Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 158.6 km

SFr 18 - SFr 28

Towncar  •  1h 35m

  1. Take a town car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport 158.6 km

SFr 55 - SFr 110

Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by train

The train journey time between Freiburg im Breisgau and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is around 2h 4m and covers a distance of around 161 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 1m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train service departs from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf and arrives in Zürich Flughafen. Typically 52 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 4m
Fastest train time:
2h 1m
Train distance:
161 km
Trains per week:
52
Cheapest price:
SFr 32
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:03
Last train departs at:
20:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zurich Airport (ZRH) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to bus which costs €10 - €13 and takes 2h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to drive which costs €17 - €25 and takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Freiburg and arriving at Zürich Airport. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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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(Breisgau) Hbf and arriving at Zürich Flughafen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 2m.

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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 which takes 2h 2m and costs €22 - €65.

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It takes approximately 2h 2m 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 station.

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

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The best way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs €22 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €13 and takes 2h 20m.

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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 2m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb every 4 hours. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 50 and the journey takes 1h 47m. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Freiburg to Zürich Airport twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 11 - SFr 14 and the journey takes 2h 20m.

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(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
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
SFr 11 - SFr 17
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
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
reiseauskunft.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.

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
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
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 Freiburg to Zürich Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich Airport
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110

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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 Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Zuerich 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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