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Day trips from Freiburg to Basel and from Freiburg to Colmar

Caracas, Venezuela
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Day trips from Freiburg to Basel and from Freiburg to Colmar

We are a family group of three, traveling to Germany next October. We are planning to stay one week in Freiburg and from there, take Day-trips to Basel, Colmar and the Black Forest. What are our best and cheaper options to travel from Freiburg to Basel and Colmar? Take the train, rent a car? If we drive, do we need to buy any tax ticket or permit to drive to Switzerland and France? Would that be more expensive than taking the train? Any other suggestions for our 1-week vacation in Freiburg? Thanks for any advice!

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Champlon, Belgium
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1. Re: Day trips from Freiburg to Basel and from Freiburg to Colmar

Freiburg to Basel: train.

Freiburg to Black Forest: train service suspended for works, substitute bus service.

Freiburg to Colmar: train to Brisach, connecting bus service to Colmar.

If you hire a car, make sure that you hire it IN Germany. You need an Umwelt Zone sticker for Freiburg and only a car hired in Germany will have one. If you drive into Basel on the Autobahn, you will need a Swiss Vignette.

Caracas, Venezuela
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2. Re: Day trips from Freiburg to Basel and from Freiburg to Colmar

Thank you very much!

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3. Re: Day trips from Freiburg to Basel and from Freiburg to Colmar

"What are our best and cheaper options to travel "

Cheapest would be to take accommodation in a smaller place that participates in the "Konus" programm. The Konus Guest Card is giving free transportation on all regional trains, buses and trams throughout the Black Forest. It is also valid as far Basel SBB station. Freiburg itself doesn't provide the card, nonetheless it's accepted on the buses and trams in Freiburg.

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For details download the "Konus flyer"

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