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

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Train  •  3h 3m

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

85€ - 110€

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the night bus from Paris to Colmar N759

33€ - 41€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 30m

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

45€ - 65€

Drive  •  5h 13m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Freiburg im Breisgau 568.8 km

60€ - 95€

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf

105€ - 326€

Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 6m

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

98€ - 268€

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Stuttgart (STR) CDG - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf

103€ - 454€

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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 Freiburg im Breisgau is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Freiburg im Breisgau is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Freiburg im Breisgau is 1.5 metres.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau is to night bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 10h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau is to train which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 3h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Freiburg Central Bus Station station. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 8h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 3m.

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The distance between Paris and Freiburg im Breisgau is 417 km. The road distance is 568.8 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau without a car is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs 85€ - 110€.

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The train from Paris l'Est to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf takes 3h 3m including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau bus services, operated by Karat-S, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs 85€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 8h 30m.

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  • Distance: 416.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 3m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris l'Est to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf twice 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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 200€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 270€
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 270€
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 100€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
23€ - 28€
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Abellio
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 40€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
1st Class
26€ - 40€
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
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
Night bus from Paris to Colmar
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Freiburg Central Bus Station.

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Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau is 569 km. It takes approximately 5h 13m to drive from Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau.

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Air France, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 294+ hotels available in Freiburg im Breisgau. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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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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