You can get from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus or flight.
To get from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main on Oct 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||189 miles (305 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$23 - $505|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $23 (€19) • 3 h 53 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $505 (€412) • 1 h|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, tab or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 189 miles (305 km) by bus, flight or train to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, tab or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main.
Traveling from Frankfurt to Prague is possible by bus, train, and plane with journey times between 3½ to 10 hours. Flying is usually the quickest method of traveling from Zurich to Frankfurt, while taking the bus is by far the cheapest way to make the journey. Important departure points in Zurich include Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai, Hauptbahnhof, and Zurich airport.
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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Frankfurt with next-day bus tickets starting from €20. Zurich to Frankfurt buses depart from Zürich Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and take at least 6 hours to arrive at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. There are over 20 buses traveling from Zurich to Frankfurt every day. Bus companies that travel from Frankfurt to Prague include Flixbus and Agat.
The fastest way to travel from Zurich to Frankfurt is by taking a flight. Flights traveling from Zurich to Frankfurt usually require only an hour of flight time; however, when transport to and from Frankfurt and Zurich's airports is taken into consideration, the journey will take approximately 3:25 h. Flights traveling from Zurich to Frankfurt depart from Zürich Airport and land at Frankfurt Airport. Airlines traveling directly from Zurich to Frankfurt include Lufthansa, Swiss, and LAER.
Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Zurich to Frankfurt. Considering that traveling from Zurich to Frankfurt by train is cheaper than taking a flight and faster than taking the bus, it is unsurprising that most people choose to travel by train. However, taking a flight is also a popular option for travelers who want to travel from Zurich to Frankfurt quickly. All Zurich to Frankfurt trains are operated by Deutsche Bahn and take approximately 4 hours to arrive in Frankfurt. Some trains are direct, while many others require a transfer in Basel.
International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Frankfurt am Main, Germany is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 10/19/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your upcoming trip to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich.
Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.
Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
Requirements for reentering Switzerland:
All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to Zurich, 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 Zurich from Frankfurt am Main.
There are 3 ways to travel between Zurich and Frankfurt am Main including taking a bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel between Zurich and Frankfurt am Main is by taking a train with an average price of $23 (€19).
This is compared to other travel options to Frankfurt am Main:
Taking a train is about $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€20) for this journey.
A train is generally $482 (€393) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $505 (€412) from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main.
The fastest way from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.
There are alternative travel options to Frankfurt am Main that can usually take longer:
In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 53 min of travel time.
The Zurich to Frankfurt am Main distance is around 189 miles (305 km).
The average frequency per day from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Zurich and Frankfurt am Main as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main with the following travel companies:
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 route.
Before traveling from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Zurich 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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