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

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Train  •  4h 35m

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

SFr 50 - SFr 69

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Bus  •  9h 1m

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

SFr 34 - SFr 42

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Train via Basel  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern Ir26 / ...

SFr 123 - SFr 209

Drive  •  3h 50m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad 432.5 km

SFr 50 - SFr 75

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4h 16m

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

SFr 99 - SFr 213

Fly to Basel, train  •  4h 18m

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

SFr 83 - SFr 232

Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Stansstad is around 4h 50m and covers a distance of around 434 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 42m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and Zentralbahn, the Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Stansstad. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 50m
Fastest train time:
4h 42m
Train distance:
434 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
SFr 50
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:31
Last train departs at:
08:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad train schedules

Germany → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Stansstad is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Stansstad is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Stansstad is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad is to bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Stansstad via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Stansstad is 350 km. The road distance is 432.5 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad without a car is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs €45 - €65.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs €45 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 1m.

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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 Stansstad train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Luzern station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad.
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  • Distance: 349.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

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

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Luzern twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 45 - SFr 65 and the journey takes 4h 4m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt central train station to Luzern once daily. Tickets cost SFr 28 - SFr 35 and the journey takes 8h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 550
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 550
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 550
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 390
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Luzern
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Frankfurt to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad is 433 km. It takes approximately 3h 50m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Stansstad.

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

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There are 164+ hotels available in Stansstad. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs €3 - €5.

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