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

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Fly to Dresden, train  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg central bus station N28 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Zwickau central train station 121 / ...

€20 - €31

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Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  2h 57m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf

€134 - €611

Train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf 37505 / ...

€82 - €174

Train via Erfurt  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Glauchau(Sachs) Re

€73 - €105

Bus, train  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Leipzig Frankfurt - Main station > Leipzig > Berlin - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf 37505 / ...

€31 - €82

Drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau 375.2 km

€40 - €60

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau by bus

The bus journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Zwickau is around 15h 40m and covers a distance of around 436 km. The fastest bus normally takes 15h 40m. Operated by FlixBus and RegioJet, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau bus service departs from Frankfurt Airport and arrives in Zwickau central train station. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
15h 40m
Fastest bus time:
15h 40m
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€25
Carbon emissions:
54 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
21:00
Last bus departs at:
21:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau bus schedules

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) → Zwickau
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zwickau is 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau is to bus which costs €19 - €35 and takes 6h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €130 - €650 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau station. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Zwickau central train station via Nuremberg central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arriving at Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Leipzig Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 27m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Zwickau is 288 km. The road distance is 375.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau without a car is to bus which takes 6h 20m and costs €19 - €35.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau is to bus which takes 6h 20m and costs €19 - €35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €80 - €180 and takes 6h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau.
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  • Distance: 287.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Zwickau, Germany?

You can take a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau via Nuremberg central bus station in around 6h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Leipzig Hbf in around 6h 27m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €2400
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Train operators
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Hof Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Glauchau(Sachs)
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Hof Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Zwickau central train station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Flg.,Terminal 1, Busparkplatz P36 to Nuremberg, ZOB, Bahnhofstrasse - Will. - Br. Platz
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
RegioJet
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Blablabus

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zwickau central train station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau is 375 km. It takes approximately 3h 14m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Dresden Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zwickau bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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