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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Frankenthal by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

70€ - 101€

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Bus  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB N307 / ...

20€ - 43€

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Karlsruhe Torino - Bus station > Milan > Lucerne > Zürich > Winterthur > Singen > Stuttgart > Karlsruhe > Mannheim > Frankfurt / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankenthal Hbf Re

30€ - 42€

Drive  •  3h 22m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Frankenthal 220.5 miles

40€ - 60€

Fly Zurich to Stuttgart, train  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankenthal Hbf

84€ - 252€

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

96€ - 306€

Fly Zurich to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

100€ - 278€

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  2. Take the train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  3. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Frankfurt (FRA) FDH - FRA
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

132€ - 377€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Frankenthal is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 50 and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Frankenthal is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Frankenthal. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Frankenthal Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Zürich and Frankenthal is 241 km. The road distance is 352.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Frankenthal without a car is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Zürich to Frankenthal, including transfers.

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Zürich to Frankenthal train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Frankenthal is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 23 - SFr 50 and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Zürich to Frankenthal train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Mannheim Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Frankenthal.
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  • Distance: 150.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Frankenthal, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Zürich to Frankenthal every 4 hours. Tickets cost 60€ - 90€ and the journey takes 3h 14m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Frankenthal 4 times a day. Tickets cost 17€ - 29€ and the journey takes 5h 25m. Ouibus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Frankenthal Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankenthal Hbf
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
28€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 24€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 21€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 27€
1st Class
38€ - 41€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 24€
1st Class
35€ - 36€
Railjet
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
oebb.at
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Zürich to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zürich to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Frankenthal is 353 km. It takes approximately 3h 22m to drive from Zürich to Frankenthal.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 427+ hotels available in Frankenthal. Prices start at 55€ per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 18m and costs SFr 11 - SFr 20.

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