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Air

Freiburg shares EuroAirport with Basel (Switzerland) and Mulhouse (France); get there on the airport bus. The airport is 71km south of Freiburg via the A5 motorway. Low-cost airline easyJet flies from here to destinations including London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Rome, Amsterdam and Alicante. Ryanair also fly from here to Dublin and London Stansted.

Bicycle

Bike paths run along the Dreisam River, leading westward to Breisach and then into France.

Freiburg Bikes , in a glass-enclosed pavilion across the bridge from the Hauptbahnhof, rents bikes and sells cycling maps.

Bus

The airport bus goes hourly from Freiburg’s bus station to EuroAirport. The journey takes roughly an hour.

Südbaden Bus (www.suedbadenbus.de) and RVF (www.rvf.de) operate bus and train links to towns and villages throughout the southern Black Forest. Single tickets for one/two/three zones cost €2.30/4/5.70; a 24-hour Regio24 ticket costs €5.80 for one person and €8.20 for two to five people.

Buses depart from the Hauptbahnhof.

Car & Motorcycle

The Frankfurt–Basel A5 passes just west of Freiburg. The scenic B31 leads east through the Höllen Valley to Lake Constance. The B294 goes north into the Black Forest.

Car-hire agencies include Europcar and Avis.

About 1.5km south of the Martinstor, there’s unmetered parking on some side streets (eg Türkenlouisstrasse). Otherwise, your best bet is to park at a free Park & Ride, such as the one at Bissierstrasse, a 10-minute ride from the centre on tram 1.

Train

Freiburg is on a major north–south rail corridor, with frequent departures from the Hauptbahnhof for destinations such as Basel (€19.10 to €26.60, 45 minutes) and Baden-Baden (€23.70 to €40, 45 minutes to 1½ hours). There’s a local connection to Breisach (€5.70, 26 minutes, at least hourly).