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Basel to Freiburg by train?

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Basel to Freiburg by train?

We are staying in Basel in December and would like to visit the Christmas markets in Freiburg, Germany for the day. Is there a train we can get direct to from Basel to Freiburg, and what are the best options for tickets? On one of the other days we are going to Lucerne by train so is it best to get a 2 or 3 day rail pass to cover both journeys? I would be very grateful for any advice. Thanks.

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1. Re: Basel to Freiburg by train?

Go to www.bahn.de. Click on English then enter all of your info. It will show you all of the possibilities. This will even work for your trip to Lucerne. I think a rail pass would be too expensive for just these trips. Perhaps someone who is more familiar with fare structures can help you further.

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2. Re: Basel to Freiburg by train?

An ICE Basel to Freiburg takes just over 1/2 hours, a local train (much cheaper) about an hour. For such short trips a rail pass will be an order of magnitude more expensive than normal tickets. For 2 -5 people you can utilise the Baden-Württemberg ticket which costs 27 Euro (for up to 5 people), is valid for an entire day on local trains in all of Baden-Württemberg and also on trams in Freiburg. On weekdays you can use it only from 9 on, and it is always only valid on local trains (RE, RB), not on IC/ICE trains.

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3. Re: Basel to Freiburg by train?

DB timetable

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/e

From: Basel

To: Freiburg

If you like to use the Baden-Württemberg Ticket select as means of transport "only local transport".

If you start at Basel Bad Bf station you can buy the Baden-Württemberg Ticket from DB ticket machines (for EUR 27,00).

If you start at Basel SBB you have AFAIK to go to the counter where the ticket costs EUR 29,00. That the Baden-Württemberg Ticket is good from/to Basel SBB is fairly new.

For Swiss rail passes see

http://www.swisstravelsystem.ch/

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