Getting there & around
The Airport Bus (500 500; www.freiburger-reisedienst.de, in German) goes from Freiburg’s bus station to EuroAirport (€16, 55 minutes, every hour or two).
SüdbadenBus and RVF (01805-77 99 66; www.suedbadenbus.de, www.rvf.de, both in German) offer extensive, reasonably priced bus and rail links to towns and villages throughout the southern Black Forest. Single tickets for one/two/three zones cost €2/3.40/4.80 (half that for children age six to 14); a Regio24 ticket, good for 24 hours, costs €4.80/9.60/9.60 for one person and €7.20/14.40/14.40 for two to five people. If you’ll be using lots of public transport it’s worth picking up one of the detailed Fahrplan timetables.
From Freiburg, bus 1066 travels once a day Monday to Friday to Haslach, Hausach and Schiltach (2¼ hours) in the Kinzig Valley.
Bus and tram travel within Freiburg (www.vag-freiburg.de) is charged at the one-zone rate. Buy tickets from the red vending machines or from the driver and be sure to validate upon boarding.
Car-hire agencies include Europcar (515 100; Löracherstrasse 10) and Avis (197 19; St-Georgener-Strasse 7).
About 1.5km south of Martinstor, around the Max Planck Institut (Günterstalstrasse 73), there’s unmetered parking on some of the side streets (eg Türkenlouisstrasse) – to get there from the Altstadt drive south on Günterstalstrasse (the southern continuation of Kaiser-Joseph-Strasse).
Freiburg is on a major north–south rail corridor so there are frequent departures for destinations such as Basel (€12.80 to €19.80, 50 to 80 minutes) and Baden-Baden (€15.70 to €24, 45 to 80 minutes). Freiburg is also the western terminus of the Höllentalbahn to Donaueschingen via Titisee-Neustadt (€4.80, 38 minutes, twice an hour). There’s a local connection to Breisach (€4.80, 27 minutes, at least hourly).
Bike paths run along both banks of the Dreisam River, leading westward to Breisach and then into France.
Mobile (292 7998; www.mobile-freiburg.com, in German; Wenzingerstrasse 15; 3hr/day/week €5/12.50/50, under 17yr half price; 24hr), in a round, glass-enclosed pavilion just over the bridge from the Hauptbahnhof, rents bikes and sells cycling maps.