There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dornach by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 21 min

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

$65 - $136

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Bus  •  5 h 59 min

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

$31 - $52

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Night train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Basel SBB Station Nj 401

$36 - $47

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Dornach 211.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Basel, line 3 train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  2. Take the line 3 train from Basel SBB to Dornach-Arlesheim

$94 - $309

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h

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

$138 - $360

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Dornach. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Dornach-Arlesheim via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 21 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Dornach is 303 km. The road distance is 338.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dornach without a car is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dornach, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Dornach 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 Dornach is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 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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Frankfurt am Main to Dornach train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Dornach is 339 km. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Dornach.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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  • Distance: 189.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Dornach hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Dornach hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 35 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 42 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

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
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
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
nightjet.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 Dornach-Arlesheim
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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

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There are 445+ hotels available in Dornach. Prices start at $71 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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