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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen by plane, train, ferry, bus or car

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  3 h

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

$125 - $330

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Bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Freiburg 322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to St. Gallen N391

$29 - $49

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Fly to Basel, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Rapperswil

$125 - $372

Fly to Friedrichshafen, ferry, train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) FRA - FDH
  2. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
  3. Take the train from Romanshorn to St. Gallen

$109 - $359

Train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Offenburg Ice
  2. Take the train from Offenburg to Konstanz Re
  3. Take the train from Konstanz to St. Gallen Re

$104 - $160

Bus, train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Winterthur Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Winterthur to St. Gallen 5 / ...

$39 - $66

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Sankt Gallen 249.5 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen is to bus which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 3 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Canton of St. Gallen. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at St. Gallen via Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at St. Gallen via Offenburg and Konstanz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Canton of St. Gallen is 333 km. The road distance is 399.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 90€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 90€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen.
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  • Distance: 207.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Sankt Gallen via Offenburg and Konstanz in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Sankt Gallen via Freiburg in around 8 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
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 Zürich HB to Rapperswil
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Romanshorn to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Winterthur to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Romanshorn to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Train from Konstanz to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
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 Offenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Offenburg to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Konstanz to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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 Winterthur
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
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 Freiburg
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
bsb.de

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen is 399 km. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Canton of St. Gallen.

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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 Canton of St. Gallen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 361+ hotels available in Canton of St. Gallen. Prices start at $74 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 9€ - 14€.

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