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There are 61 daily trains from Berlin to Freiburg. Traveling by train from Berlin to Freiburg usually takes around 7 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 6 hours and 10 minutes.
|Distance||397 mi (639 km)|
|Fastest train||6h 10m|
|Trains per day||7|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Freiburg?
In the last month, $20.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin, BE to Freiburg, BW. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $89.45 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin to Freiburg by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $80 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Freiburg in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $126 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Freiburg from Berlin will be about $89.45 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Berlin to Freiburg?
There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin, Berlin to Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 46 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||1||9h 29m||$37.13|
|DB Intercity-Express||16||7h 2m||$87.57|
|Deutsche Bahn||46||7h 40m||$83.10|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||6||10h 20m||$99.42|
DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Freiburg start from $21, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Freiburg. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Berlin Hbf (tief) and one other station. And in Freiburg trains arrive at Central Train Station and 2 other train stations.
From Berlin to Freiburg train travel on DB Intercity takes 9 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Freiburg faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 10 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Freiburg on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Berlin.
DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Freiburg start from $21, and on average cost . Daily there are 16 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Freiburg. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Berlin Hbf (tief) and 2 other stations. And in Freiburg trains arrive at Central Train Station and 8 other train stations.
From Berlin to Freiburg train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 7 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Freiburg faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 10 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 50 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Freiburg.
Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Berlin to Freiburg start from $21, and on average cost . Daily there are 46 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Freiburg. Deutsche Bahn in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 4 other stations. And in Freiburg trains arrive at Freiburg-Littenweiler and 8 other train stations.
From Berlin to Freiburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 7 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Freiburg faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 10 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 64 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Freiburg.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Freiburg start from $69, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Freiburg. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 2 other stations. And in Freiburg trains arrive at Freiburg-Herdern and 5 other train stations.
From Berlin to Freiburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 10 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Freiburg faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 10 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Freiburg during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Berlin to Freiburg?
The distance between Berlin and Freiburg is approximately 397 miles, or 639 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 10 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Berlin to Freiburg are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Berlin to Freiburg?
There are 61 scheduled trains on most days. 7 of these are direct connections to Freiburg. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.
Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.
The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.
Where is the train station in Berlin?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train.
All train stations in Berlin:
Berlin Hbf (tief)
Where is the train station in Freiburg?
There are more train stations and stops in Freiburg than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 9 following stations in Freiburg:
All train stations in Freiburg:
Central Train Station
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