There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Swiss Alps 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  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zürich HB Ice
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Airolo 5-Y

$153 - $250

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Zurich X07 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Göschenen K188

$46 - $79

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Train via Basel SBB  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld 26
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo 5-Y

$146 - $242

Bus Ouibus  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Lucerne Ouibus

$57 - $84

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Swiss Alps 330.4 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Zurich, train, line 2 train, line 110 bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  3. Take the line 2 train from Arth-Goldau to Erstfeld
  4. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo
  5. Take the line 110 bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe

$146 - $386

Fly to Basel, train  •  8 h 23 min

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

$152 - $414

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FRA - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$143 - $359

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  3. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

$155 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Swiss Alps is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 13 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Swiss Alps is 396 km. The road distance is 528.6 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Luzern, Bahnhof, Altdorf UR, Telldenkmal and Andermatt, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 41 min.

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Swiss Alps via Zürich HB, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 8 h 40 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Swiss Alps every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 8 h 45 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 to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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 Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Airolo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$36 - $38
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$36 - $38
First
$57
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Göschenen
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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