There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zürich by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

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

$100 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$14 - $40

6 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  4 h 13 min

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

$108 - $179

Night train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Zürich HB Nj / ...

$40 - $170

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

Fly to Zurich  •  2 h 39 min

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

$107 - $297

Fly to Basel, train  •  3 h 34 min

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

$114 - $351

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zürich is to bus which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zürich is to fly which takes 2 h 39 min and costs 90€ - 260€.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Zürich is 306 km. The road distance is 412 km.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zürich HB takes 3 h 55 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Zurich. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart every four hours, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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

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. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Zürich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Ouibus also services this route every 15 minutes.

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
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
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
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
5 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
$14 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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