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from Cologne to Fribourg

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Travel Information to Fribourg from Cologne

distanceDistance285 miles (459 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $138
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $37 (€30) • 6 h 3 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $138 (€110) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight or train to travel 285 miles (459 km) between Cologne and Fribourg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Fribourg.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Fribourg, Switzerland from Cologne, Germany currently allowed?

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Fribourg, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Germany?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Fribourg if traveling 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 measures do I need to follow in Fribourg, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Cologne and Fribourg.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Cologne, Germany from Fribourg, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Fribourg restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Fribourg?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 9/26/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Fribourg closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Cologne to Fribourg?

There are 2 travel options from Cologne to Fribourg: flight or train.

How do I get from Cologne to Fribourg the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Fribourg from Cologne is by taking a train with an average price of $37 (€30).

This is compared to other travel options to Fribourg:

Taking a train is about $100 (€80) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $138 (€110) for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Fribourg?

The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Fribourg is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 6 h 3 min.

How many miles from Cologne to Fribourg would I travel?

Fribourg is approximately 285 miles (459 km) away from Cologne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Fribourg?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Fribourg is:

  • 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Fribourg from Cologne as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and in Fribourg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Fribourg:

  • Most travelers take a train from Köln Hbf to Fribourg/Freiburg.
Which travel companies can take me from Cologne to Fribourg?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Fribourg:

  • You can travel by plane from Cologne to Fribourg with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Cologne to Fribourg tickets for $138 (€110) on Omio.
  • You can go to Fribourg from Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $37 (€30) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Fribourg on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Cologne and Fribourg ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Fribourg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Geneva, Paris or Zurich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Fribourg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Fribourg and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Cologne to Fribourg online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Cologne to Fribourg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $138 (€110) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $37 (€30) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Fribourg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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