There are 8 ways to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, car, plane or ferry

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  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$130 - $220

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Bus  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Freiburg N391 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N33 / ...

$31 - $51

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Kreuzlingen 8
  2. Take the train from Konstanz to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$89 - $148

Train, bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Winterthur 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Winterthur to Frankfurt Ouibus

$40 - $66

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Sankt Gallen to Frankfurt am Main 251 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 17 min

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

$119 - $332

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  4 h 29 min

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

$130 - $377

Line 8 train, ferry to Friedrichshafen, fly  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the line 8 train from St. Gallen to Romanshorn
  2. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai
  3. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Frankfurt (FRA) FDH - FRA

$111 - $342

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The cheapest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 9 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from St. Gallen and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station via Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from St. Gallen and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Zürich HB and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 18 min.

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The distance between Canton of St. Gallen and Frankfurt am Main is 333 km. The road distance is 401.6 km.

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The best way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 6 h 18 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from St. Gallen station.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from St. Gallen station.

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The best way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 6 h 18 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 9 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Map of how to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 207.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 min

What companies run services between Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Sankt Gallen to Frankfurt am Main via Zürich HB and Basel SBB in around 6 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sankt Gallen to Frankfurt am Main via Freiburg in around 9 h 3 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
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 St. Gallen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Rapperswil to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $18
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $60
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Kreuzlingen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Romanshorn
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
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 Konstanz to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Winterthur to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from St. Gallen to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
bsb.de

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