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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$36 - $132
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $36 (€30) • 6 h 32 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $132 (€110) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 285 miles (459 km) by flight or train from Cologne to Fribourg. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Fribourg.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Fribourg

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

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

Can travelers from Germany enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Fribourg from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Fribourg, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 1/20/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Cologne and Fribourg.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning 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 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 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 1/27/22. 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 reach Fribourg from Cologne?

You can travel to Fribourg from Cologne 2 different ways: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Fribourg?

The cheapest way to travel between Cologne and Fribourg is by taking a train with an average price of $36 (€30).

This is compared to other travel options to Fribourg:

A train is $96 (€80) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Fribourg costing on average $132 (€110).

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Fribourg?

The fastest way to get to Fribourg from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Fribourg can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 32 min   of travel time.

How far is Fribourg from Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 285 miles (459 km) between Cologne and Fribourg.

How many services a day are there between Cologne and 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.

When traveling from Cologne to Fribourg, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Fribourg?

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

  • Trains from Cologne to Fribourg most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Fribourg.

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 to Fribourg from Cologne with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Cologne to Fribourg tickets for $132 (€110) on Omio.
  • You can go to Fribourg from Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $36 (€30) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Fribourg on Omio.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Fribourg from Cologne ends?

Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Fribourg often also extend their vacation to go to Geneva, Paris or Zurich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Fribourg and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I book tickets between Cologne and Fribourg online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Cologne to Fribourg, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket costs $132 (€110) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $36 (€30) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Fribourg tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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