There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Baden by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Baden 36

$81 - $168

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Basel, Basel central station 107 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Baden K188

$25 - $42

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Bus Ouibus  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Zürich Ouibus

$32 - $51

Night train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Baden Nj / ...

$35 - $160

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Baden 244.1 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Frankfurt to Zurich  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH

$113 - $311

Fly Frankfurt to Basel, train  •  3 h 31 min

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

$110 - $341

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 46 min

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

$111 - $301

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Baden. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Baden via Basel, Basel central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Süd and arriving at Baden. The journey takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Baden is 295 km. The road distance is 390.5 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Baden without a car is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Baden, including transfers.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Baden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Süd station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Baden is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 25 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Baden.
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  • Distance: 184.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Baden via Basel SBB in around 4 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Baden via Basel, Basel central station in around 7 h 55 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 42 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 Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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 Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Baden
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
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
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 Baden
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Baden
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
nightjet.com
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
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Baden
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
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 Zürich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus

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Frankfurt am Main to Baden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Baden station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Baden is 391 km. It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Baden.

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

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Baden train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Baden bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 485+ hotels available in Baden. Prices start at $85 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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