There are 8 ways to get from Bern to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night train, 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  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ece / ...

$110 - $190

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Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 122 / ...

$25 - $45

6 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$108 - $176

Train, night train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Basel SBB Station to Frankfurt(Main)Süd Nj 400

$68 - $111

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Frankfurt am Main 265.2 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Basel, fly  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA

$122 - $357

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA

$142 - $356

Train to Geneva, fly  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GVA - FRA

$134 - $360

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 24 - SFr 40 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 350 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bern and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bern and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Bern and Frankfurt am Main is 364 km. The road distance is 424.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180.

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The train from Bern to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 4 h 4 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Bern to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bern station.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 227.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Bern to Frankfurt am Main 5 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $190 and the journey takes 4 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bern to Frankfurt am Main 3 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.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 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
Every day
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
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel SBB Station to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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