How to travel from Basel to Frankfurt am Main

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from Basel to Frankfurt am Main

You can get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main on Feb 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Frankfurt am Main from Basel

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $25
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€20) • 3 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 183 miles (295 km) to Frankfurt am Main from Basel. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Basel to Frankfurt am Main.

How to get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Basel to Frankfurt am Main, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

Travel from Basel, Switzerland to Frankfurt am Main, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Frankfurt am Main from Basel restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Basel?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Basel and Frankfurt am Main closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Basel, Switzerland from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Basel, Switzerland from Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Basel from Frankfurt am Main?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Basel from Frankfurt am Main here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Frankfurt am Main from Basel. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $21 (€18) compared to other travel options to Frankfurt am Main:

A flight is $5 (€4) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Basel to Frankfurt am Main costing on average $25 (€22).

A flight is generally $2 (€2) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $23 (€20) from Basel to Frankfurt am Main.

The fastest way from Basel to Frankfurt am Main is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Frankfurt am Main that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h   of travel time.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 183 miles (295 km) from Basel to Frankfurt am Main.

The average frequency per day from Basel to Frankfurt am Main is:

  • 5 buses per day.
  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Basel to Frankfurt am Main as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Basel to Frankfurt am Main:

  • Buses from Basel to Frankfurt am Main most often leave from Basel, Bahnhof and arrive in Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1).
  • Flights mostly leave from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and tend to arrive in Frankfurt am Main Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Basel at Basel SBB and arrive in Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Basel to Frankfurt am Main, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Frankfurt am Main by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Basel to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $25 (€22).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Frankfurt am Main. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Basel to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $23 (€20).

Yes, there are direct routes from Basel to Frankfurt am Main with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 5 direct buses per day to Frankfurt am Main with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can check for a direct train to Frankfurt am Main with ÖBB | ICE with 16 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Frankfurt am Main tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Omio customers who travel from Basel to Frankfurt am Main often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Paris or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Frankfurt am Main and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Basel to Frankfurt am Main, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $25 (€22) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $21 (€18) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $23 (€20) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Basel to Frankfurt am Main tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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