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There are 6 ways to get from Trier to Birr by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Brugg AG Ir / ...

SFr 90 - SFr 176

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Bus, train  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Trier central train station to Basel SBB N11
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Brugg AG Ir36 / ...

SFr 48 - SFr 75

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Train via Strasbourg  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Sarreguemines to Strasbourg Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Brugg AG Ir / ...

SFr 105 - SFr 207

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Trier to Birr 380.8 km

SFr 45 - SFr 70

Fly from Luxembourg, train, line 364 bus  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Brugg AG
  3. Take the line 364 bus from Brugg AG, Bahnhof/Campus to Birr, Vorderdorf

SFr 106 - SFr 319

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Brugg AG

SFr 115 - SFr 517

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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 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Birr is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Birr is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Birr is 2 metres.

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

Yes, entry into Germany from Switzerland is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Trier to Birr is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 57m.

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The fastest way to get from Trier to Birr is to drive which takes 3h 57m and costs 40€ - 60€.

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No, there is no direct train from Trier to Birr. However, there are services departing from Trier Hbf and arriving at Birr via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Brugg AG. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 52m.

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The distance between Trier and Birr is 283 km. The road distance is 380.8 km.

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The best way to get from Trier to Birr without a car is to train which takes 6h 52m and costs 80€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6h 52m to get from Trier to Birr, including transfers.

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Trier to Birr train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Trier Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Luxembourg Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Trier to Birr train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Brugg AG station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trier to Birr is 381 km. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Trier to Birr.

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  • Distance: 282.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 52m

What companies run services between Trier, Germany and Birr, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Trier to Birr via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Brugg AG in around 6h 52m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 280
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 260 - SFr 750
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 750
Train operators
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 Trier Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Sarreguemines to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 65
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 27 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 65
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 Brugg AG
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Brugg AG
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Trier Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Sarreguemines to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Rail 1st Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
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 Koblenz Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Trier central train station to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Brugg AG, Bahnhof/Campus to Birr, Vorderdorf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Luxembourg Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Birr. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Trier to Luxembourg Airport is to bus which takes 54 min and costs .

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