Freiburg has an extensive pedestrian zone in the city centre where no automobiles are allowed. Freiburg also has an excellent public transit system, anchored by a continually expanding web of tram / streetcar routes known as the Stadtbahn.
Freiburg is on the main Frankfurt am Main - Basel train line with frequent and fast long-distance train services to major German and other European cities. Other train lines run east into the Black Forest and west to Breisach.
The city is also served by the A5 Frankfurt am Main - Basel motorway.
Freiburg is served by Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg International Airport, actually located in France. The airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (Baden Airpark) is situated approximately 120 km north of Freiburg and is served by, inter alia, the low-cost carrier Ryanair.
In the city centre you can reach everything on foot. To get from your host family to the school and city centre you usually need to take a tram or bus.
We recommend buying a monthly commuting card (Regiokarte). This is extremely good-value and allows you to use all public transport (bus, tram and train) in and around Freiburg up to a distance of 50 km. Price 2004: costs 39,50 Euro per person for 4 weeks or 30 Euro with international student ID card for 1 month.
Freiburg is a cyclists town with an excellent network of cycle tracks. If you wish to cycle, as many people in Freiburg do, there are various places where you can rent a bike for around 5 Euros a day.
Here is our guide to the seemingly complicated ticketing system as used on Buses and trams
|The Einzelfahrschein (one-way ticket)|
|- is based on price categories and good for the entire connected area, but always one-way. Detours, round-trip, return-trip and travel interruptions are not included. The one-way ticket can also be purchased as a four-trip card.|
|The Punkte-Karte (point ticket)|
|- was previously available but could not be used in the past by the VAG. What's new is that now you do not need a connecting ticket to go along with the point ticket. Point cards cost less than one-way tickets and can be used by more than one traveler at a time. At the tram and bus stops, there are information signs which list how many points a particular journey takes. Once on the bus or tram, you can punch the point ticket yourself in the vehicle's meter.|
|The Regio24-Karte (regional 24 hour ticket)|
|- can be used for one 24 hour period in the corresponding tariff zone. You can purchase it for one or two adults. In both cases, four children under the age of 15 may travel with you. The Regio24 ticket is perhaps the best available offer for families and tourists who will use public transportation for a limited time span.|
|The Regio-Monatskarte (one month ticket)|
|- is valid on all 16 of the public transportation service providers and is not based on the various tariff zones. The monthly card can also be used by other persons. It also includes the possibility to travel with an additional adult and/or four children on Sundays and holidays.|
|The Regio-Jahreskarte (one year card)|
|- has the same benefits as the regional monthly ticket only it is less expensive than purchasing 12 montly tickets.|
Here is a list of Taxi Companies operating in Freiburg
|Taxi for Womans||0761- 24040|
|Bahnhof 10, 79194 Gundelfingen|
|Taxibetrieb Djebbi||0761- 83333||Engesser 3, 79108 Freiburg|
|Taxi Djebbi R.||0761- 81111||Engesser 3, 79108 Freiburg|
|Taxi Djebbi H.||0761- 506669||Engesser 3, 79108 Freiburg|
|Taxi Dresmann GmbH||01723133087||Kaiserstuhl 12, 79106 Freiburg|
|Taxi Fierus||0761- 5569396||Buchen 12, 79108 Freiburg|
|Taxibetrieb Häberlin||07664- 4247|
|Kleinbusbetrieb Hercher||0761- 41464||Bötzinger 5, 79111 Freiburg|
|Taxibetrieb Hofsäss||07664- 4454||Oberer Weg 19, 79112 Freiburg|
|Taxibetrieb Kellner||0761- 01712211100|
|Taxibetrieb Klausmann||01715464762||Kirch-26d, 79110 Freiburg|
|K.S.B.-Taxi- u. Transport-GmbH||0761- 43208|
|Taxiunternehmen Kupec||0761- 80505||Am Hertweg 9b, 79110 Freiburg|
|Taxibetrieb Matschenz||0761- 506769||Kehler 38, 79108 Freiburg|
|Taxiunternehmen Ã–ztürk||0761- 442244|
|Taxibetrieb Schlag||0761- 445533||St.-Georgener 7, 79111 Freiburg|
|Taxibetrieb Schwanck||0761- 82737||Am Rotschachen 21, 79110 Freiburg|
|Taxi Seilnacht||0761- 2021212||St.-Georgener 7, 79111 Freiburg|
|Taxi Simon & Wohlleber GmbH||0761- 5569888||Kaiserstuhl 12, 79106 Freiburg|
|Taxi Freiburg GmbH||0761- 555555||Kaiserstuhl 12, 79106 Freiburg|
|Taxi-Zentrale Santo GmbH||0761- 31111||St.-Georgener 7, 79111 Freiburg|
|Taxibetrieb Volk||0761- 131100||Spechtweg 29, 79110 Freiburg|
|Taxi Wespiser||0761- 7070888|
|Taxiunternehmen Zaner||01726013213||Arlesheimer 23, 79112 Freiburg|