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Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

Hello,
I am from Spain and I am planning to move to Switzerland for less that a year. However, I would need to go from Basel to Freiburg im Breisgau and back almost every day (Mon-Fri). I have looked for the best option to do so, but, as I am not familiar with the service companies and some information is just given in German, I find it difficult to find possible options. Would someone have any idea of the choices I could have?
Thank you very much,

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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

www.sbb.ch

or buy a car
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

40 mins by train doesn't sound too bad- depends on location at both ends, eg near train station or not.
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

If you are working or study in Freiburg, then move better to Freiburg(Germany), you don't need a permit and save time and money because you are not travelling every day.
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

There is an hourly train service by ICE (this is the German high speed train). If you can board at Basel Bad Bahnhof, do this, as this is cheaper than going from Basel SBB and possibly also faster. The train is quite confortable but punctuality is not as good as in Switzerland.

From memory that train takes about 30 minutes. The train is non stop from Basel Bad. It's actually faster than the timetable says as they have recently made some improvements to the line but not yet adjusted the timetable so the train regularly arrives in Freiburg about 5 minutes early.

There is also a slower alternative, the Regio Express, which is also about hourly and takes closer to an hour and stops at every lamppost. It costs about half waht the ICE does but I'd only do that if money really is a problem for you.

Lots of people commute between Basel and Freiburg but most do so the other way round as costs of living are far lower in Freiburg.

Maybe you should consider the same?

There are some good places to live in Freiburg very close to the train station. If you look at the Stühlinger neighbourhood, which is basically on the "other" side of the tracks from the town centre, it is a nice old neighbourhood with quiet roads, old buildings, several small parks and lots of students and quite affordable. The neighbourhoods to the east of the centre (Wiehre and Herdern) tend to be more up market and expensive so I wouldn't go there if you're not rich. But there are several further nice and affordable neighbourhoods to the west you can get to by tram or bicycle. Try Haslach for example.
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

Thank you very much for your suggestions and information.
I've seen that Freiburg has lower costs of living but the point is that I already have a place to stay in Basel and I just want to travel to Freiburg to study. Then for me the best option is to daily commute between both cities, and I cannot afford buying a car.
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

[QUOTE=Anthony1406;2482104]www.sbb.ch

or buy a carQUOTE] Is it correct that you can buy a SBB Ticket for Chf.230.00?
for an year, provided you travel after 7.00 pm until 6.00 am period.
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Is it correct that you can buy a SBB Ticket for Chf.230.00?
for an year, provided you travel after 7.00 pm until 6.00 am period.
Before you go too far exploring this road, remember that Freiburg in Breisgau is in Germany, so SBB offerings may be of only limited relevance.

Best is to check out DB (German railways) http://www.bahn.de
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

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Is it correct that you can buy a SBB Ticket for Chf.230.00?
for an year, provided you travel after 7.00 pm until 6.00 am period.
No.
There is a abonnement called "Gleis 7" which you have to be under 26 for, which does allow unlimted travel between 7 PM and 5 AM, and which costs 129,-
NOt useable to get to Freiburg in Breisgau however.
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

yes, you can quite easily travel from basel bad bf to freiburg using the german trains.
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

According to my quick research on the DB website, an annual season ticket for Basel to Freiburg starts at 2253 EUR.

That makes SBB's GA seem a bargain in comparison, seeing you can use it all over Switzerland and on a far superior train system.

So not everything is cheaper in Germany.
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

maybe you can check the regional cards for RVF and RVL.
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

yeah trains in germany are crazy expensive i've heard, but distances are also longer maybe that's one of the reasons.
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

Currently , there is an offer starting from 19 euros per Way.

http://www.bahn.de/micro/view/sparpr...-19-euro._LZ01

If you want it pretty cheap, start from Lörrach with mein fernbus (Trip takes 55 min), Price starts from 5,- Euros per trip.
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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

Are you allowed to live in CH and go to school in D?

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Re: Daily travel from Basel to Freiburg

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40 mins by train doesn't sound too bad- depends on location at both ends, eg near train station or not.
Quote a number of my colleagues working in Basel take the taxon in from Freiburg every day.
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