There are 9 ways to get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$70 - $110

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Frankfurt 209.7 miles

$17 - $21

7 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N307 / ...

$20 - $35

Train, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Frankfurt 847006

$39 - $62

Night train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the night train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Süd Nj / ...

$70 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Frankfurt am Main 207.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Basel  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA

$83 - $290

Train to Friedrichshafen, fly  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  2. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Frankfurt (FRA) FDH - FRA

$130 - $374

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA

$131 - $354

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs SFr 17 - SFr 21 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 290 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Basel and Frankfurt am Main is 296 km. The road distance is 331.7 km.

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The train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 2 h 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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Basel to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 184.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Basel to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Frankfurt am Main every 2 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel Badischer Bahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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