There are 7 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly Zurich to Frankfurt  •  1 h

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

$85 - $260

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Heidelberg 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport 198 / ...

$28 - $63

5 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt  •  3 h 37 min

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

$106 - $354

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Frankfurt  •  4 h 50 min

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

$124 - $374

Fly Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

$89 - $235

Train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

$110 - $184

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 245.7 miles

$50 - $75

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

Lufthansa and Swiss fly from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) via Zürich HB and Mannheim Hbf in around 5 h 12 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 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
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 Flughafen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $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
Train from Zürich HB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 289 km. The road distance is 393 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to bus which costs SFr 28 - SFr 65 and takes 7 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which takes 1 h and costs SFr 85 - SFr 260.

No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf via Zürich HB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 1 h to fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA), including transfers and time at the airport.