There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 38 min

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

$70 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg
  2. Take the night bus from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe
  3. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt

$17 - $26

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

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

$20 - $35

Night train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the night train from Basel Badischer Bahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Süd Nj 400 / ...

$30 - $45

Rideshare  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Frankfurt 209.7 miles

$18 - $22

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Frankfurt am Main 207.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  2 h 27 min

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

$84 - $290

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 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Frankfurt am Main every 3 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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $120
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
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
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main is to bus and night bus which costs SFr 17 - SFr 26 and takes 5 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 2 h 27 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 290.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel Bad Bf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

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

The train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 2 h 38 min including transfers and departs hourly.