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There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Black Forest by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 27m

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

€141 - €184

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Bus  •  10h 57m

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

€52 - €72

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Drive  •  5h 45m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Black Forest 606.5 km

€65 - €100

Fly, train, line 262 bus  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
  3. Take the train from Freiburg to Neustadt
  4. Take the line 262 bus from Neustadt to Schollach Schlachthaus

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Black Forest is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Black Forest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Black Forest 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 France from Germany.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Black Forest is to bus which costs €50 - €75 and takes 10h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Black Forest is to train which costs €140 - €190 and takes 4h 27m.

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The distance between Paris and Black Forest is 445 km. The road distance is 606.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Black Forest without a car is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs €140 - €190.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m to get from Paris to Black Forest, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Paris to Black Forest is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs €140 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 10h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Black Forest is 606 km. It takes approximately 5h 45m to drive from Paris to Black Forest.

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Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Black Forest. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Black Forest.
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  • Distance: 445.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 27m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris l'Est to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf 6 times a week. Tickets cost €85 - €110 and the journey takes 3h 3m. Alternatively, Karat-S operates a bus from Paris Gallieni to Freiburg Central Bus Station twice a week. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 8h 30m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
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 Paris l'Est to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€90 - €110
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
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€21 - €29
1st Class
€40 - €60
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg to Neustadt
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Neustadt(Schwarzw)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Freiburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Karat-S
Sonstige
Website
suedbadenbus.de
Bus from Neustadt to Schollach Schlachthaus
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
suedbadenbus.de

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €9.

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