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Duration 2h 55m
Distance 332 km
Average price 170€
Frequency 16/day

Trip overview

The average train between Basel and Frankfurt am Main takes 2h 55m and the fastest train takes 2h 45m. There is a train service every few hours from Basel to Frankfurt am Main. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Basel Sbb
  2. Frankfurt am Main
2h 55m
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90€ - 170€

Basel to Frankfurt am Main train times

Trains run hourly between Basel and Frankfurt am Main. The earliest departure is at 06:06 in the morning, and the last departure from Basel is at 23:13 which arrives into Frankfurt am Main at 03:02. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 2h 55m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Basel to Frankfurt am Main? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel Sbb and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 55m.

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The distance between Basel and Frankfurt am Main is 296 km. The road distance is 332 km.

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Basel to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Basel Sbb station.

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Basel to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Basel and Frankfurt am Main?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 60€ - 85€ and the journey takes 2h 55m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route once daily.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 85€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 170€

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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