There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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

Train  •  3 h 53 min

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

$100 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$14 - $40

8 alternative options

Night train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Frankfurt(Main)Süd Nj 400 / ...

$40 - $55

Rideshare  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Frankfurt 260.6 miles

$29

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Frankfurt am Main 258.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Zurich to Frankfurt  •  3 h 35 min

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

$99 - $295

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt  •  3 h 35 min

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

$117 - $349

Fly Zurich to Stuttgart, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$95 - $288

Fly Zurich to Nuremberg, train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nuremberg (NUE) ZRH - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$120 - $347

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  3. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Frankfurt (FRA) FDH - FRA

$134 - $388

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 14 - SFr 40 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 350 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Frankfurt am Main is 306 km. The road distance is 413.6 km.

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The train from Zürich HB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3 h 53 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart every 20 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 Zürich HB and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Frankfurt am Main every 3 hours. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Frankfurt am Main 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 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
Monday to Friday
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 Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Zürich HB to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
nightjet.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
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 Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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