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Travelling daily from Freiburg to Basel?

Hi everyone!

My name is Gabriele, I am 26 and I recently got some job offers in Basel. Around 100.000 euro yearly. Since my girlfriend lives in Germany, I'd be more comfortable to live there, especially in Freiburg and travel daily to Basel, by train. From the German Bahn site I saw trains take a bit less than one hour, one way. Do you think it is feasible to travel daily from Freiburg to Basel by public transports? Are trains usually in time between German and Swiss? I know your trains are beautiful, also because they are always on time, I don't know much about the German side. I know there are little cities closer to the boarder, but I don't speak German and at least at the beginning living in a city would be less dramatic in my opinion and I will have more possibilities to talk in German with other young people. Do you have any idea of the monthly pass train cost ? I don't know how it is if I work in CH and I live in DE, but I guess (and I hope...) my net salary after taxes will be enough to live in the Germany side. I don't pretend a "rich life", I am a quite guy, almost never to restaurants, a very simple life, I'll be skying sometime near Freiburg in the winter, that is it!

Thank you very much in advance
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Re: Travelling daily from Freiburg to Basel?

I don't know much about this, but I worked with someone who did this and he paid German tax and had a cross border permit.
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Re: Travelling daily from Freiburg to Basel?

Thank you for answering! Excellent, now I have just to understand about the public transports!
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Re: Travelling daily from Freiburg to Basel?

Hi, if you put this link into google translate it should help you. It is information from Deutsche Bahn about different types of commuter tickets.

http://www.bahn.de/p/view/angebot/pe...rangebote_LZ01
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Re: Travelling daily from Freiburg to Basel?

You need to check with the Basel migration office to see if you could get a "G" permit (cross border) which allows you to work in Switzerland, but live in Germany. They'll be able to tell you what's required to qualify.
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Re: Travelling daily from Freiburg to Basel?

Thank you very much. Let's wait if everything is going to be fine!!! I also have the possibility to go to Zurich, I will check which one I will prefer, then I'll take a decision
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