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Train Information from Cologne to Fribourg

distanceDistance285 miles (459 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price$33 (€27)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Fribourg cover the 285 miles (459 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 3 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $33 (€27), but the average price of train tickets is $33 (€27). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Fribourg/Freiburg.

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Travel with Deutsche Bahn between Cologne and Fribourg

For as little as $33 (€27) you can travel by train between Cologne and Fribourg with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) makes German train travel easy! Find Deutsche Bahn train schedules and cheap tickets for the 285 miles (459 km) journey between Cologne and Fribourg with Omio. Choose from Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares for your journey from Cologne to Fribourg if you’re looking for the best deals on affordable train tickets. Deutsche Bahn even offers discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use on Omio.

As the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day, DB offers a range of train types to suit you with the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the express national and international Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) trains, and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains. These different types of trains differ in terms of the comfort and time required to travel. For example, while restrooms are standard services on each train, other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi access are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Fribourg
Travel by train to Fribourg easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Fribourg.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Fribourg, Switzerland if I'm coming from Cologne, Germany by train?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Fribourg, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Fribourg, Switzerland?

When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Cologne and Fribourg before traveling.

Are there restrictions on returning to Germany from Switzerland by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Fribourg to Cologne is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Switzerland?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Fribourg?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/24/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Cologne from Fribourg here.

How much do cheap trains between Cologne and Fribourg cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cologne to Fribourg trains for as little as $33 (€27)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Fribourg?
The train price to Fribourg from Cologne is on average $33 (€27)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is Fribourg from Cologne by train?
The distance between Cologne and Fribourg by train is approximately 285 miles (459 km).
What is the Cologne to Fribourg train travel time?
The train time between Cologne and Fribourg is on average 6 h 3 min  for the 285 miles (459 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cologne and Fribourg by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Cologne to Fribourg, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Fribourg do I arrive in?

Some of the Cologne train stations to Fribourg you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Fribourg include Fribourg/Freiburg, Fribourg and Fribourg, Cite-Jardins.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Fribourg/Freiburg.

Where is the train station in Cologne to go to Fribourg? Where is the train station in Fribourg located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Fribourg/Freiburg and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Fribourg.

What train providers offer a service between Cologne and Fribourg?
If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Fribourg, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Fribourg. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Cologne to Fribourg trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there from Cologne to Fribourg a day?
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Fribourg is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Cologne to Fribourg? When is the last train from Cologne to Fribourg?
You can take the earliest train from Cologne to Fribourg at 9: 32 PM   or take the last train from Cologne to Fribourg leaving at 9: 32 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Fribourg train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
When should I buy the Cologne to Fribourg train for the best deals on tickets?
If you book a train ticket from Cologne to Fribourg within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $33 (€27) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Cologne and Fribourg are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Fribourg
Köln Hbf
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