Frankfurt am Main to Zurich train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Jun 20

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

3 h 51 m

Average

4 h 20 m

Trains per day

68

Distance

306 km

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to start from $62 with an average ticket price of $75.

The fastest train from Frankfurt am Main to takes 3h 51m in comparison to an average duration of 4h 20m and covers a distance of 306 km.

68 trains that leave Frankfurt am Main for every day with 12 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:49PM4h25
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
01:14AMZürich Hbf
$621One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:49PM4h35
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
01:24AMZürich Hbf
$621One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
10:06PM7h43
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
05:49AMZürich Hbf
$821One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:06PM4h18
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:24AMZürich Hbf
$821One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
06:51AM4h35
Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
11:26AMZürich Hbf
$871One-way
1 transfer

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich

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The train journey was simply fantastic. From start to finish, it exceeded all my expectations of a train journey. The availability of power sockets on the train allowed me to charge my devices without any problems. The presence of wifi on board was another highlight as it worked smoothly. The seats were extremely comfortable and ergonomically designed. The friendly and helpful staff also contributed to my positive rating. All in all, the journey was an impressive experience.
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My train journey from Frankfurt to Zurich was really great and provided an all-round pleasant travelling experience. The interior of the train was modern and functional, especially the comfortable seats and the possibility to use the wifi during the journey increased my comfort. Only the legroom was a bit limited due to my long legs, but that was the only bad thing about this journey. The general comfort on board was nevertheless satisfactory. The seats were comfortable and the quiet ride made for a relaxed atmosphere. The outstanding service during the journey was particularly commendable. The staff were always friendly, attentive and helpful, which made my journey very enjoyable. The cleanliness of the train was exemplary. Both the seating areas and the sanitary facilities were cleaned regularly, which contributed to a hygienic environment. In terms of value for money, I felt the train journey was reasonable. The amenities and service provided justified the fare and the balance between cost and services contributed positively to the overall experience. Despite the limited legroom, the train journey from Frankfurt to Zurich was really great. The modern facilities, satisfactory comfort, excellent service, cleanliness and good value for money make this train connection a recommended option for travellers with perhaps slightly smaller legs.
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The train journey from Frankfurt to Zurich was great. The modern facilities were very pleasant. There were power sockets at the seat and internet. The seats were also comfortable and there was plenty of legroom. The whole train was in very good shape and the toilets were very hygienic. The service was very nice and satisfactory. In terms of journey time, the train also arrived on time and there was little delay during the journey. The only small issue was the possible expensive ticket, which could be quite expensive for other passengers, but for me it was not a problem. Great journey, very environmentally friendly and highly recommended.

Overview: Train from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$134 (€117)
frequencyTrain frequency14 a day
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB

Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich cover the 189 miles (305 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 54 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB. Normally, there are 14 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $134 (€117), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $66 (€58). Travelers depart most frequently from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen and arrive in Zürich Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE and ÖBB | InterCity from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich trains

For as little as $53 (€46) you can travel by train between Frankfurt am Main and Zurich with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE and ÖBB | InterCity. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Frankfurt am Main and Zurich. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Frankfurt am Main to Zurich train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 54 min
  • Cheapest Price: $53
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 14 a day

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB) classes from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB)

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich

FAQs: Travel by train from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich can start from as little as $66 (€58) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Frankfurt am Main to Zurich is $134 (€117); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Frankfurt am Main to Zurich train time is 3 h 54 min   covering the 189 mile (305 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich leaves at 6: 04 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich leaves at 9: 06 PM.
There are 14 trains a day from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Zurich. Take the fast train with ÖBB | ICE from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich.
For the best Frankfurt am Main to Zurich train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Frankfurt am Main and Zurich to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 06 PM.

When departing from Frankfurt am Main, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Frankfurt am Main Flughafen, Frankfurt Stadion station and Frankfurt Messe station. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your journey in train stations like Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen, which is located around 9.2 miles (14.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Zürich Hbf, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Zurich from Frankfurt am Main is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 54 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich by train is September.
You have options as you can travel from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich 3 different ways: bus, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Frankfurt am Main and Zurich

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Frankfurt am Main Flughafen is the most popular Frankfurt am Main railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Frankfurt am Main for your trip to Zurich.
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