The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Basel to Frankfurt am Main is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 2 trains that leave Basel for Frankfurt am Main every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||183 miles (295 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 15 min|
|Average train ticket price||$64 (€56)|
|Train frequency||11 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, FlixTrain or Czech Railways (ČD)|
Trains from Basel to Frankfurt am Main cover the 183 miles (295 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 15 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, FlixTrain or Czech Railways (ČD). Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $17 (€15), but the average price of train tickets is $64 (€56). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.
You can travel by train to Frankfurt am Main from Basel with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet and České dráhy for as low as $17 (€15). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Basel to Frankfurt am Main train.
Basel to Frankfurt am Main train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Find cheap tickets for ÖBB Nightjet trains from Basel to Frankfurt am Main on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Basel to Frankfurt am Main train schedule from ÖBB Nightjet, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 183 miles (295 km) trip between Basel and Frankfurt am Main, including information on baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Basel to Frankfurt am Main in the Omio app, you can check to see if the ÖBB Nightjet trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. Check the ÖBB Nightjet train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Frankfurt am Main from Basel and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train from Basel to Frankfurt am Main with ÖBB Nightjet!
Czech Railway is the major railway operator in the Czech Republic where you can find Second class and First Class tickets for your next train between Basel and Frankfurt am Main.
České dráhy from Basel to Frankfurt am Main train information:
Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 3/22/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Basel and Frankfurt am Main before traveling.
Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 3/22/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Basel from Frankfurt am Main.
There are a few train stations in Basel to start your journey from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. In Frankfurt am Main you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbf and Frankfurt Main Ost.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Basel SBB, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, located 9.2 miles (14.8 km) away from the city center.
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