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

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Train  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB Ec
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

124€ - 225€

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Bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Como to Frankfurt central train station 476

30€ - 40€

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Bus, train  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Como to Ulm Hbf
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

75€ - 145€

Drive  •  5h 49m

  1. Drive from Como to Frankfurt am Main 621.3 km

75€ - 120€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Como Borghi to Saronno
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Frankfurt (FRA) MXP - FRA

64€ - 220€

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Frankfurt (FRA) LIN - FRA

94€ - 204€

Train to Zurich, fly to Frankfurt  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA

119€ - 298€

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Stuttgart (STR) LIN - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

116€ - 480€

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Frankfurt (FRA) BGY - FRA

46€ - 269€

Como to Frankfurt am Main by trains

The train journey time between Como and Frankfurt am Main is around 8h 57m and covers a distance of around 625 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 18m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Trenitalia Eurocity and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Como to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Como S. Giovanni and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 29 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 57m
Fastest train time:
7h 18m
Trains per week:
29
Cheapest price:
124€
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:53
Last train departs at:
20:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Como to Frankfurt am Main train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Como to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 9h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 4h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Como and arriving at Frankfurt central train station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Como to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Como S. Giovanni and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 30m.

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The distance between Como and Frankfurt am Main is 480 km. The road distance is 621.3 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 7h 30m and costs 120€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Como to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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

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Como to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Como S. Giovanni station.

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The best way to get from Como to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 7h 30m and costs 120€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 9h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Como to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 479.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Como, Italy and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Como to Frankfurt am Main via Zuerich Hb in around 7h 30m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Como to Frankfurt central train station once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 9h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 470€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Flights from Milan Linate to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 450€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 470€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Milan Linate to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
19€ - 110€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Como S.Giovanni to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
45€ - 65€
1st Class
85€ - 120€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Como Borghi to Saronno
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Trenord
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Como to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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