There are 7 ways to get from Bern to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, 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  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Ice / ...

$110 - $180

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. 122 / ...

$25 - $45

5 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  4 h 18 min

  1. 61 / ...
  2. Ice / ...

$107 - $174

Train, bus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. 1 / ...
  2. Ouibus

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. 265.2 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Basel, fly  •  3 h 33 min

  1. BSL - FRA

$121 - $355

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 34 min

  1. ZRH - FRA

$140 - $354

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 every 4 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 4 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bern to Frankfurt am Main 4 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
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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bern and Frankfurt am Main is 364 km. The road distance is 424 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 25 - SFr 45 and takes 6 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Bern to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which takes 3 h 33 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 360.

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

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

The train from Bern to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 4 h 4 min including transfers and departs every four hours.