NHMFStudy tour

9-11 October 2019 | Freiburg, Germany

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9-11 October 2019
Freiburg, Germany

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The closest airport with a good selection of international destinations is the "Euroairport" Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg (IATA: BSL, MLH, EAP), although it has much fewer connections than the airports in Frankfurt or Zürich. Buses run frequently from Basel airport to Freiburg.

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport (IATA: FKB) is also close to Freiburg and has some international flights to various cities through RyanAir, Air Berlin, and a few other discount airlines. It is a short, 40-minute train ride to the north of the city, but you will have to connect by bus at the train station, which will add extra time to your journey.

You will need to plan ahead to make the trip easier, and Deutsche Bahn's website can give you approximate connection times with bus services; fortunately the buses to the airport make change. Another possible airport is Stuttgart (IATA: STR), which has less convenient train connections but is much closer than Frankfurt.

Most visitors to Freiburg will probably arrive via Frankfurt Airport or Zürich airport, both about a 2-hour train ride away with direct connections. InterCityExpress (ICE) trains leave in the direction of Freiburg almost every hour from the Fernbahnhof (long-distance train station) in Frankfurt Airport. Just follow the signs once you arrive and buy your ticket at the Deutsche Bahn Reisezentrum (DB Travel Center). Most trains travel directly to Freiburg, although a few require a train change in Mannheim. Booking ahead online can result in substantial savings; the train ticket from Frankfurt Airport to Freiburg starts from €29, although the ticket requires the passenger to use the specific train selected during booking. If you purchase in advance, you will need the paper ticket and the credit or debit card used to purchase the ticket.

If your plane is late, you will have to buy a new ticket at the standard price! A standard, full price, one-way ticket from the DB office at the Fernbahnhof to Freiburg is €62.

The above information is from WikiTravel on 28.05.2019

Freiburg Hauptbahnhof is situated close to the inner city. Frequent connections run to the north towards Frankfurt and south to Basel, with fast ICE trains leaving in each direction each hour. Again, planning ahead can get cheap fares of €29 each way. From the Hauptbahnhof, you have direct access to the Tram (streetcar) which runs directly overhead the main station and offers an easy route into the city. The Hauptbahnhof is also within easy walking distance of the inner city and several good hotels.

Main direct destinations include:

  • Frankfurt and Frankfurt Airport (Flughafen), 2 hours
  • Zurich, 2 hours (Switzerland)
  • Basel, 40 minutes (express) 1 hr (local), (Switzerland)
  • Mannheim (close to Heidelberg), 1.5 hours
  • Cologne, 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Paris, (France), 3.5 hours

Local and regional trains can be good for day trips or for traveling to nearby cities. In the main station ask for the Ländertickets or the Regiotickets. Such tickets can be used by a group of up to 5 persons in the RB, RE and S-Bahn trains as well as for local transport. They are a much cheaper alternative for a group of travelers going to cities nearby or going for a day trip.

The above information is from WikiTravel on 28.05.2019

Plane travel to/from Basel Euroairport


LGW - BSL (9 Oct)BSL - LGW (11 Oct)
08:10 - 10:45 17:25 - 18:00
14:15 - 16:55 21:45 - 22:15
18:40 - 21:10  


LHR - BSL (9 Oct)BSL - LHR (11 Oct)
08:30 - 11:05 22:05 - 22:35
15:10 - 17:50  
18:35 - 21:15  
19:40 - 22:10  


BRS - BSL (9 Oct)BSL - BRS (11 Oct)
13:45 - 16:25 16:55 - 17:45


MAN - BSL (9 Oct)BSL - MAN (11 Oct)
18:45 - 21:30 18:05 - 18:55


EDI - BSL (9 Oct)BSL - EDI (11 Oct)
08:40 - 11:45 13:15 - 14:25


No direct flights but the following:
08:35 -16:25 1 stop in Bristol 16:55 - 21:10 1 stop in Bristol
12:20 - 21:30 1 stop in Manchester 13:15 - 18:10 1 stop in Edinburgh

The above are the only UK airports that have direct flights to Basel, there are no direct flights from Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Exeter, Leeds or Southampton.


Bus travel to/from Basel Euroairport to/from Freiburg

There are direct buses on the hour to/from Freiburg from Basel Euroairport. These can be pre-booked as there are limited seats.

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