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

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Train  •  4 h 4 min

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

$100 - $180

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

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

$25 - $45

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Train via Basel SBB  •  4 h 27 min

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

$101 - $174

Drive, train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$87 - $137

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

$66 - $109

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Frankfurt am Main 265.2 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Basel, fly  •  3 h 32 min

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

$120 - $355

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 36 min

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

$140 - $353

Train to Geneva, fly  •  5 h 44 min

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

$132 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 25 - SFr 45 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which costs SFr 120 - SFr 360 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bern and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 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, and operate every 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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Bern to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 25 - SFr 45 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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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 $100 - $180 and the journey takes 4 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bern to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
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 Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $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
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
$100 - $180
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 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
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
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Bern to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Frankfurt am Main is 424 km. It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to drive from Bern to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Bern to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 682+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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