There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Engelberg by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  5 h 27 min

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

$83 - $193

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Lucerne Ouibus

$33 - $46

7 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 26 / ...

$106 - $207

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Luzern N33

$44 - $68

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Engelberg 286.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Frankfurt to Zurich, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Engelberg

$138 - $347

Fly Frankfurt to Basel, train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$134 - $377

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 49 min

  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 Flughafen to Luzern

$137 - $336

Fly Frankfurt to Friedrichshafen, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) FRA - FDH
  2. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Schaffhausen
  3. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

$165 - $441

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Engelberg is to bus which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 10 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Engelberg is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Engelberg. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Engelberg via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Engelberg is 367 km. The road distance is 458.5 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Engelberg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs 70€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Engelberg, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Engelberg 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 Engelberg is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs 70€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 9 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Engelberg.
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  • Distance: 229.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Engelberg once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $180 and the journey takes 4 h 4 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Engelberg once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h 5 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 40 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
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
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Engelberg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
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 Lucerne
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Ouibus

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