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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Basel  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL

$84 - $291

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Zurich Ouibus

$18 - $26

7 alternative options

Fly to Zurich  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH

$107 - $297

Fly to Friedrichshafen, ferry, train  •  4 h 41 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

$110 - $361

Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zürich HB Ice

$110 - $175

Train via Basel SBB  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$109 - $180

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 26 min

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

$31 - $53

Rideshare  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Zurich 261.1 miles

$22 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Zürich 257.3 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Switzerland is to bus which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 7 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Switzerland is to fly which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Switzerland is 370 km. The road distance is 411.7 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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

Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt am Main to Basel 5 times a day. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h 55 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 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
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
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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Romanshorn to St. Gallen(CH)
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
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 - $15
Schedules at
bsb.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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