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Overview: Train from Cologne to Fribourg

distanceDistance285 miles (459 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Fribourg cover the 285 miles (459 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 36 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Fribourg.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Fribourg trains

Find the best route from Cologne to Fribourg with Deutsche Bahn. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Fribourg train.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Fribourg train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 17 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 2 a day

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Cologne to Fribourg:

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

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Fribourg

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FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Cologne and Fribourg?

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

Is international entry into Fribourg from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 1/13/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Cologne to Fribourg closer to your date of departure here

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Cologne, Germany from Fribourg, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Fribourg?

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

Last checked on 1/16/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Fribourg.

How far is it from Cologne to Fribourg by train?

The train distance from Cologne to Fribourg is around 285 miles (459 km).

What is the Cologne to Fribourg train travel time?

On average the Cologne to Fribourg train travel time is 5 h 36 min  for the 285 miles (459 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel 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, Fribourg, Cite-Jardins and Fribourg, Arsent.

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

Where do I find the Cologne train station to Fribourg? Where is the Fribourg train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Fribourg, located 0.1 miles (89 m) away from the city center.

What train companies go from Cologne to Fribourg?

For the best Cologne to Fribourg train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Fribourg from Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many trains are there from Cologne to Fribourg a day?

On average, there are 4 trains a day from Cologne to Fribourg. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Fribourg
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Fribourg.
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB