How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich

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from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich

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

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich on Jun 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:00AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h26 08:26AMZürich HB
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04:00AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h26 08:26AMZürich HB
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04:00AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf5h05 09:05AMZürich HB
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08:06PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h18 12:24AMZürich HB
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07:50AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h16 12:06PMZürich HB
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481One-way

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Travel Information between Frankfurt am Main and Zurich

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$28 - $789
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $28 (€25) • 7 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $789 (€705) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Swiss or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 189 miles (305 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Zurich from Frankfurt am Main. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Swiss or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich.

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Zürich, 82,95% 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 Frankfurt am Main to Zürich 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 Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Frankfurt am Main restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zurich, Switzerland from Frankfurt am Main?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 6/25/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Frankfurt am Main and Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Switzerland is: Fully open.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 6/26/22. 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 Frankfurt am Main from Zurich here.

There are 4 travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Zurich is by taking a bus with an average price of $28 (€25).

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a bus is usually $761 (€680) less than taking a flight to Zurich, which costs on average $789 (€705) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $130 (€116) less than taking a ferry, which costs on average $158 (€141) for this journey.

A bus is $52 (€47) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich costing on average $80 (€72).

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Frankfurt am Main is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h   on average.

In comparison, getting to Zurich by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 57 min   of travel time.

The Frankfurt am Main to Zurich distance is around 189 miles (305 km).

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

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 17 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1) and arrive in Zurich at Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Flights mostly depart from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and tend to arrive in Zürich HB.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Zurich by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Frankfurt am Main to Zurich tickets on Omio for $28 (€25).
  • Swiss can get you to Zurich by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Swiss from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich for $789 (€705) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection to go to Zurich by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Frankfurt am Main to Zurich tickets on Omio for $80 (€72).

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

  • You'll find 1 direct bus per day with BlaBlaCar.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich? Many Omio customers who go from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you're looking to explore Paris, Milan or Munich from Zurich, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $28 (€25) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $789 (€705) one way.
  • A ferry ticket is costing on average $158 (€141) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $80 (€72) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Frankfurt am Main to Zurich 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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