Transport in Freiburg

Transport in FreiburgFreiburg has an extensive pedestrian zone in the city centre where no automobiles are allowed. Freiburg also has an excellent public transit system, operated by the city-owned VAG Freiburg. This is anchored by a continually expanding web of tram routes, together with feeder buses.

Freiburg is on the main Frankfurt am Main - Basel railway line with frequent and fast long-distance train services from the Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to major German and other European cities.

Other train lines run east into the Black Forest and west to Breisach. The line to Breisach is the remaining stub of the Freiburg–Colmar international railway, which was severed in 1945 when the railway bridge over the Rhine at Breisach was destroyed and not replaced.

The city is also served by the A5 Frankfurt am Main - Basel motorway.

Freiburg is served by EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, located in France, close to the borders of both Germany and Switzerland. The airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (Baden Airpark) is situated approximately 120 km north of Freiburg and is also served by several airlines.

Online trip planner

Use the following link to plan your journey inside the city of Freiburg as well as all surrounding areas from Freiburg.

http://efa.vag-freiburg.de/vagfr/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en

Simply click the link above, enter the name of the town you are starting from, for example "Freiburg" and the name of the tram stop or bus stop below. In the second set of boxes, enter your destination in the same format, for example "Gundelfingen" and the name of the bus stop, for example "Schwarzwaldstr". Enter the date of travel at the top of the form and click the "Submit" link at the bottom left of the form. You will then be presented with a list of travel options.

The site is 50% or better in English although travel news and a few other items are only available in German. If in doubt, try the Google translator tool.

For journeys further afield, pop along to http://www.bahn.de and select English from the front page. There you can enter any bus, tram or train station into the start point and end destination boxes in order to find out how one can travel there. Be aware that this site is not updated when disruption is present in the service, such as strike action or building work disruption, hence I put the first link earlier in preference.

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