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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$124 - $249

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Bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Grindelwald 322

$30 - $50

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Train, travel  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Travel from Lörrach Hbf to Aletsch Glacier

Bus, train  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Winterthur Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Winterthur to Brig 8

$99 - $181

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 58 min

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

$154 - $423

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Brig

$171 - $418

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig

$146 - $398

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FRA - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione

$144 - $358

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 39 min

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

$135 - $360

Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Aletsch Glacier is 411 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Aletsch Glacier without a car is to train which takes 6 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Aletsch Glacier, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Aletsch Glacier is to train which takes 6 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 1042+ hotels available in Aletsch Glacier. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Aletsch Glacier.
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  • Distance: 256.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Aletsch Glacier via Basel SBB, Brig, Brig Bahnhofplatz, and Betten Talstation in around 6 h 34 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Aletsch Glacier 4 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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 Basel
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Train operators
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
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$43 - $46
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$43 - $46
First
$66
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 Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Winterthur to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
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 Grindelwald
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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