There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Swiss Alps by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$136 - $356

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Chur
  2. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione 171
  3. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$123 - $178

6 alternative options

Fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 13 min

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

$145 - $392

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FRA - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$134 - $341

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  3. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

$143 - $396

Train via Basel SBB  •  9 h 10 min

  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 Erstfeld 26
  4. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo 5-Y

$150 - $255

Train  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Zürich HB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Airolo 5-Y

$158 - $262

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Swiss Alps 325.3 miles

$65 - $100

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Swiss Alps via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, Erstfeld, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 9 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Swiss Alps via Chur, Chur, Postautostation, Bellinzona, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 15 h 12 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Airolo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Chur
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Swiss Alps is 388 km. The road distance is 520 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Swiss Alps is to drive which takes 4 h 58 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Chur, Postautostation, Bellinzona, Stazione and Airolo, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Swiss Alps, including transfers.