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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 48 min

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

$70 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the night bus from Karlsruhe to Strasbourg
  3. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport

$17 - $26

6 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

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

$20 - $35

Night train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Basel Bad Bf Nj / ...

$30 - $110

Rideshare  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Basel 209.9 miles

$26

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Basel 205.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Basel  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL

$84 - $290

Fly to Zurich, train  •  3 h 31 min

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

$129 - $355

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Basel is to bus and night bus which costs 14€ - 23€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Basel is to fly which takes 2 h 8 min and costs 70€ - 260€.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Basel is 296 km. The road distance is 329 km.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf takes 2 h 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Basel, Basel central station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Basel Bad Bf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Basel hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 48 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Basel every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
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 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Basel Badischer Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
Bus operators
FlixBus
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Karlsruhe to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Strasbourg to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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