There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...

86€ - 191€

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Bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Freiburg N122 / ...

17€ - 22€

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Train via Bern  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 15 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...

87€ - 196€

Bus, train  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Genève to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...

90€ - 171€

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau 321.4 km

35€ - 60€

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4h 43m

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

135€ - 460€

Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 49m

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

60€ - 232€

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau is to bus which costs SFr 19 - SFr 23 and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 3h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Freiburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf via Olten and Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between Geneva and Freiburg im Breisgau is 238 km. The road distance is 321.4 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau without a car is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau, including transfers.

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Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau.
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  • Distance: 237.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany?

You can take a train from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau via Olten, Basel SBB, and Basel Sbb in around 3h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Freiburg twice daily. Tickets cost 17€ - 22€ and the journey takes 5h 10m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 290€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
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 Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
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 Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
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€
Train from Bern to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
70€ - 100€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 19 - SFr 23 and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Freiburg station.

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Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau is 321 km. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Freiburg im Breisgau bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 947+ hotels available in Freiburg im Breisgau. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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