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|Distance||183 miles (295 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 53 min|
|Average train ticket price||$32 (€27)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Basel cover the 183 miles (295 km) long route taking on average 2 h 53 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $31 (€26), but the average price of train tickets is $32 (€27). Travelers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Basel SBB.
Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets to Basel from Frankfurt am Main from $31 (€26) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable 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 Frankfurt am Main to Basel train.
Frankfurt am Main to Basel train information with Deutsche Bahn:
When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Frankfurt am Main and Basel don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
Train travel is a superb way to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Basel. Not only do journeys incorporate the beautiful Rhine valley, but there are 14-16 direct trains on weekdays, and 15-18 at weekends, providing plenty of choice for travelers. Expect journey times of between 2 hours 48 minutes and 3 hours 34 minutes.
Trains from Frankfurt to Basel are only provided by Deutsche Bahn (DB), which operates a direct service with no need to change at any stage.
It won't take too long to make the train journey from Frankfurt am Main to Basel. Expect rail journeys to take between 2 hours 48 minutes and 3 hours 34 minutes when no changes are needed. The fastest services with a change take around 3 hours 30 minutes, and a stopover in Mainz is usually included.
Trains leave Frankfurt am Main for Basel on a daily basis. There will be 14-16 trains during the week, and 15-18 at weekends. Trains start as early as 2:00 a.m. and run on an hourly basis from breakfast to shortly after 10:00 p.m.
Departure train station: Trains to Basel from Frankfurt am Main will depart from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Those coming from Frankfurt's central neighborhoods can use the city's U-Bahn network to reach the station. Transfer from other lines to the U4 or U5, which both stop at the main station. Alternatively, S-Bahn trains connect the Hauptbahnhof to the city's suburbs. ICE trains run from the airport to the main station in 13-15 minutes, while Regiojet buses will take around 30 minutes.
Arrival train station: Trains from Frankfurt am Main will get into Basel SBB. From there, the best way to reach the Old Town is via the 11 tram. Look for services headed to St Louis. Walking to the center of town will take around 15-20 minutes, and tourist maps can be picked up in the station. Those headed to Basel Airport can hop onto the BVB 50 bus, which runs 8 times every hour, and takes 15 minutes to reach the departure terminals. Regional Swiss rail services also make onward travel to Zurich or Bern simple.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Travel by train between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Basel, Switzerland is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 1/13/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Basel from Frankfurt am Main closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Basel to Frankfurt am Main is: Partially open
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/16/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Frankfurt am Main from Basel here.
When departing from Frankfurt am Main, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion. When arriving in Basel, you can end your journey in train stations like Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.
Omio customers book a train from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Basel SBB most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, is located 6.7 miles (10.8 km) from the city center of Frankfurt am Main.
The most popular arrival train station, Basel SBB, is located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center of Basel.
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