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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Aargau by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Olten Ec

$70 - $101

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Bus, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Basel, Basel central station 322 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Aarau 37 / ...

$41 - $73

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Aarau 37 / ...

$75 - $157

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Aarau 238.4 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Basel, line 1 train  •  2h 52m

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

$96 - $314

Fly to Zurich, line 303 bus  •  3h 31m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  2. Take the line 303 bus from Dietikon, Bahnhof to Spreitenbach, Altersheim

$112 - $306

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Aargau is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Aargau is to fly and line 1 train which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Aargau. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Aarau via Olten. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Aargau is 303 km. The road distance is 381.4 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Aargau without a car is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Aargau, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Aargau train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Aargau train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Olten station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Aargau is 381 km. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Aargau.

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  • Distance: 189.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Aargau, Switzerland?

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Aarau once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 3h 27m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Olten
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel SBB to Aarau
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Rheinfelden
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
VBZ
Website
stadt-zuerich.ch
Bus from Dietikon, Bahnhof to Spreitenbach, Altersheim
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
stadt-zuerich.ch

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 210+ hotels available in Aargau. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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