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There are 11 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ascona by train, bus, car, plane or ferry

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  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bellinzona Ece

$156 - $259

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  11h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Lucerne Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Locarno 9-Y

$69 - $123

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Train via Basel SBB  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona 21 / ...

$131 - $262

Bus  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Chur, Chur PostAutostation N77
  2. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione 171

$89 - $138

Train, drive  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Ascona

$99 - $188

Drive  •  5h 45m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Ascona 372 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Frankfurt to Zurich, train  •  6h 23m

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

$163 - $400

Fly Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa, train, ferry  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FRA - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto to Luino
  3. Take the ferry from Luino to Ascona

$99 - $280

Fly Frankfurt to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 55m

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

$133 - $384

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona

$161 - $389

Fly Frankfurt to Milan Bergamo, train, line 20 train, line 1 bus  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) FRA - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  3. Take the line 20 train from Bellinzona to Locarno
  4. Take the line 1 bus from Locarno, Piazza Stazione to Ascona, Posta

$88 - $322

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ascona is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ascona is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Ascona. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Ascona, Posta via Chur, Postautostation, Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione and Locarno, Piazza Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 29m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Ascona is 440 km. The road distance is 595.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ascona without a car is to train which takes 6h 53m and costs 130€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 6h 53m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ascona, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Ascona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ascona is to train which takes 6h 53m and costs 130€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 12h 29m.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Ascona bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Bellinzona, Stazione station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Ascona.
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  • Distance: 275.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 53m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Ascona once daily. Tickets cost $140 - $230 and the journey takes 5h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Ascona via Chur, Postautostation, Bellinzona, Stazione, Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione, and Locarno, Piazza Stazione in around 12h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $210
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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Locarno
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Luino
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Locarno
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

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 Malpensa Aeroporto to Luino
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $12
Bus operators
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 Lucerne
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
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 Chur, Chur PostAutostation
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Locarno, Piazza Stazione to Ascona, Posta
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Ascona is 595 km. It takes approximately 5h 45m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Ascona.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 1836+ hotels available in Ascona. 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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