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There are 9 ways to get from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Basel

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Siegburg/Bonn

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Fribourg Chemin de l'Abbé-Freeley to Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse
  2. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Cologne Airport CGN

Train

  1. Take the train from Bern to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

Bus via Karlsruhe

  1. Take the bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Cologne Central Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station

Train to Zurich, fly to Cologne Bonn

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne Bonn (CGN)

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn

Train to Geneva, fly to Dusseldorf

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Dusseldorf (DUS)

Train to Zurich, fly to Dusseldorf

  1. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
Switzerland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Switzerland.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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Last updated: 5 Dec 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 11h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 330 and takes 5h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station. However, there are services departing from Fribourg/Freiburg and arriving at Köln Kalk Trimbornstr. via Bern, Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bf and Siegburg Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 36m.

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The distance between Fribourg and Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is 460 km. The road distance is 611.9 km.

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The best way to get from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station without a car is to train via Basel which takes 6h 36m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station, including transfers.

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Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is to train via Basel which takes 6h 36m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 11h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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Map of how to get from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station.
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  • Distance: 459.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

What companies run services between Fribourg, Switzerland and Köln-Trimbornstraße Station, Germany?

You can take a train from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station via Bern, Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bf, and Siegburg Bf in around 6h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station via Fribourg, Poya, Fribourg Chemin de l'Abbé-Freeley, Basel SBB, Cologne Airport CGN, and Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf in around 11h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €460
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Train operators
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 Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€27 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€160 - €290
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€18 - €25
1st Class
€29 - €40
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Fribourg Chemin de l'Abbé-Freeley to Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 Basel SBB to Cologne Airport CGN
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
RegioJet
SP Lasta AD Beograd
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Cologne Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is 612 km. It takes approximately 5h 19m to drive from Fribourg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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