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There are 12 ways to get from Zürich to Bad Frankenhausen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen Re

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Train  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen Re10 / ...

Train via Stuttgart  •  10h 52m

  1. Take the train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Schaffhausen S9 / ...
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof 87
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt Hbf 11 / ...
  4. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen Re

Bus, train  •  11h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Frankfurt 476 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Erfurt, Busbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen Re

Drive  •  5h 38m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bad Frankenhausen 611.8 km

Fly Zurich to Leipzig, train  •  7h 53m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Leipzig (LEJ) ZRH - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen

Fly Zurich to Frankfurt, train  •  8h

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen

Fly Zurich to Nuremberg, train  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nuremberg (NUE) ZRH - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen

Fly Zurich to Munich, train  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  4. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen

Fly Zurich to Hannover, train  •  8h 55m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Hannover (HAJ) ZRH - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Heldrungen

Fly Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  8h 34m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) ZRH - BER
  2. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Erfurt Hbf
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen

Train, train to Munich, fly to Leipzig  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36
  2. Take the train from Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen München
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Leipzig (LEJ) MUC - LEJ
  4. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  5. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen

Zürich to Bad Frankenhausen by train and bus

42 Weekly Services
8h 23m Average Duration
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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bad Frankenhausen is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Bad Frankenhausen is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5h 38m.

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The distance between Zürich and Bad Frankenhausen is 480 km. The road distance is 611.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bad Frankenhausen without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 8h 23m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 23m to get from Zürich to Bad Frankenhausen, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Leipzig Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Bad Frankenhausen is 612 km. It takes approximately 5h 38m to drive from Zürich to Bad Frankenhausen.

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Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Bad Frankenhausen. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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  • Distance: 480.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 23m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Bad Frankenhausen, Germany?

You can take a train from Zürich to Bad Frankenhausen via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Erfurt Hbf, Heldrungen, and Heldrungen, Bf. in around 8h 23m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €1200
Flights from Zurich to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €1200
Flights from Zurich to Leipzig via Geneva, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Zurich to Leipzig via Hamburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Zurich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €280
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €280
Flights from Munich to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Zurich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Munich to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Leipzig via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €460
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Schaffhausen to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Train from Halle to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Heldrungen
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Heldrungen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Abellio
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Heldrungen
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
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 Zürich Stadelhofen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€95 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Hannover Hbf to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €23
1st Class
€27 - €40
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt to Erfurt, Busbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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