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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 Oct 18 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:13PMBasel SBB2h55 09:08PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$471One-way
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09:13PMBasel SBB3h14 12:27AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$321One-way
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08:13PMBasel SBB2h55 11:08PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$471One-way
05:07PMBasel SBB2h45 07:52PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$561One-way
03:06PMBasel SBB2h46 05:52PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$561One-way

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Sun
Oct 17
$64Deutsche Bahn
$37Flixbus
$347Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Oct 18
$32Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$282Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Oct 19
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$226Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Oct 20
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$226Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Oct 21
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$226Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Oct 22
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$204Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Oct 23
$32Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
$334Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Oct 24
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$184Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Oct 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
$177Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Oct 26
$23Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$178Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Oct 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$178Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Oct 28
$32Deutsche Bahn
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$178Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Oct 29
$37Deutsche Bahn
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$137Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Oct 30
$34Deutsche Bahn
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$137Lufthansa Cityline

Travel Information to Frankfurt am Main from Basel

distanceDistance183 miles (295 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $163
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€17) • 5 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $163 (€133) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 183 miles (295 km) to Frankfurt am Main from Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Lufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Basel to Frankfurt am Main.

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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
Is international travel between Basel, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany allowed?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Frankfurt am Main from Basel?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 10/16/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Basel to Frankfurt am Main.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Basel, Switzerland from Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Return travel to Basel, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Basel, Switzerland was last verified on 10/15/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Basel from Frankfurt am Main.

How do I get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 3 travel options from Basel to Frankfurt am Main: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Basel to Frankfurt am Main the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel from Basel to Frankfurt am Main is by taking a bus with an average price of $21 (€17).

This is compared to other travel options to Frankfurt am Main:

A bus is generally $142 (€116) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $163 (€133) from Basel to Frankfurt am Main.

A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Basel to Frankfurt am Main costing on average $23 (€19).

What is the fastest way from Basel to Frankfurt am Main?

The fastest way to get to Frankfurt am Main from Basel is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

Other travel options to Frankfurt am Main can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 46 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Basel to Frankfurt am Main?

Frankfurt am Main is approximately 183 miles (295 km) away from Basel.

How many services a day are there to Frankfurt am Main from Basel?

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

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Basel? Where do I arrive in Frankfurt am Main?

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

  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Basel to Frankfurt am Main depart from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to Frankfurt am Main Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Basel and arrive in Frankfurt am Main, Hbf.
  • Most travelers board their train from Basel SBB and arrive in Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen.
Which travel companies can take me from Basel to Frankfurt am Main?

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:

  • Lufthansa Cityline can take you to Frankfurt am Main by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa Cityline from Basel to Frankfurt am Main for $163 (€133).
  • 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 $21 (€17).
  • 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 (€19).
Is there a way to travel directly from Basel to Frankfurt am Main?

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

  • You can find around 16 direct trains per day and travel with Deutsche Bahn.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Basel to Frankfurt am Main ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Basel to Frankfurt am Main? Many Omio customers who go from Basel to Frankfurt am Main usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Munich. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Paris or Munich from Frankfurt am Main, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I buy a ticket from Basel to Frankfurt am Main online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $163 (€133) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $21 (€17) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $23 (€19) one way on average.

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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