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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Basel, train  •  4h 48m

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

SFr 86 - SFr 250

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Bern N122
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Interlaken Station East 417

SFr 32 - SFr 38

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 3m

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

SFr 120 - SFr 252

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6h

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

SFr 135 - SFr 332

Train  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost Ice / ...

SFr 65 - SFr 182

Bus, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Flughafen T1 to Strasbourg Boulevard de Metz
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost Ice / ...

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier 495.8 km

SFr 55 - SFr 90

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier by train and cable car

The journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Eiger Glacier is around 7h 55m and covers a distance of around 509 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 49m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Dutch Railways (NS), Railjet and others, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arrives in Eigergletscher. Typically 54 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 55m
Fastest journey time:
5h 49m
Journey distance:
509 km
Services per week:
54
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:44
Last service departs at:
21:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier train and cable car schedules

Germany → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Eiger Glacier is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Eiger Glacier is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Eiger Glacier is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier is to bus which costs €28 - €35 and takes 9h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier is to fly and train which costs €75 - €230 and takes 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Eigergletscher via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, Interlaken Ost and Grindelwald Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Eiger Glacier is 390 km. The road distance is 495.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier without a car is to train which takes 6h 55m and costs €55 - €170.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier is to train which takes 6h 55m and costs €55 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €28 - €35 and takes 9h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Interlaken Ost station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier.
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  • Distance: 389.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Eiger Glacier, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, Interlaken Ost, Grindelwald Terminal, and Grindelwald Terminal in around 6h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Eiger Glacier via Bern, Interlaken Station East, Interlaken Ost, Grindelwald Terminal, and Grindelwald Terminal in around 9h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 390
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 550
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 390
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 550
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 250
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 Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Basel Sbb to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel Sbb to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 12 - SFr 18
1st Class
SFr 21 - SFr 30
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 25
Website
Railjet
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Bus operators
Lufthansa Express Bus
Phone
+49 (0)89-32304-0
Email
info@airportbus-muenchen.de
Website
airportbus-muenchen.de
Bus from Frankfurt Flughafen T1 to Strasbourg Boulevard de Metz
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Lufthansa Express Bus
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt Airport to Bern
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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