The cheapest trains from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Cheapest

£37

Average

£55

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main will cost around £ 55 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 37.

Cheapest
19:59Zürich HB4h28 00:27Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£371One-way
Cheapest
08:37Zürich HB5h03 13:40Frankfurt (Main) Süd
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£371One-way
2nd Cheapest
21:38Zürich HB5h24 03:02Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£411One-way
2nd Cheapest
21:36Zürich HB5h26 03:02Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£411One-way
10:37Zürich HB5h18 15:55Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£421One-way

Timetable Zurich to Frankfurt am Main

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00:08Zürich HB8h44 08:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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00:08Zürich HB9h00 09:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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00:08Zürich HB9h32 09:40Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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05:59Zürich HB3h53 09:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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06:37Zürich HB5h03 11:40Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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06:53Zürich HB4h15 11:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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06:59Zürich HB4h09 11:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:59Zürich HB3h53 11:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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08:37Zürich HB4h31 13:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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08:37Zürich HB5h03 13:40Frankfurt (Main) Süd
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08:59Zürich HB4h09 13:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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09:59Zürich HB3h53 13:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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10:37Zürich HB5h18 15:55Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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10:37Zürich HB5h11 15:48Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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10:53Zürich HB4h15 15:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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10:59Zürich HB5h14 16:13Frankfurt Hbf (tief)
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10:59Zürich HB4h09 15:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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11:59Zürich HB3h53 15:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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12:37Zürich HB4h31 17:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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12:37Zürich HB5h03 17:40Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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12:53Zürich HB5h20 18:13Frankfurt Hbf (tief)
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12:59Zürich HB4h09 17:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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13:59Zürich HB3h53 17:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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14:30Zürich HB4h14 18:44Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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14:34Zürich HB4h10 18:44Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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14:37Zürich HB4h31 19:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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14:37Zürich HB5h03 19:40Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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14:59Zürich HB4h09 19:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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15:53Zürich HB3h59 19:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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15:59Zürich HB3h53 19:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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16:37Zürich HB5h46 22:23Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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16:59Zürich HB4h09 21:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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17:37Zürich HB4h31 22:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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18:37Zürich HB5h06 23:43Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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18:59Zürich HB4h09 23:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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19:59Zürich HB4h28 00:27Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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20:37Zürich HB6h25 03:02Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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21:36Zürich HB5h26 03:02Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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21:38Zürich HB5h24 03:02Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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22:08Zürich HB9h44 07:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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22:32Zürich HB9h20 07:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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22:36Zürich HB10h16 08:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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Mon
18 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Tue
19 Oct
£37Deutsche Bahn
£22Flixbus
£334Swiss
Wed
20 Oct
£34Deutsche Bahn
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£334Austrian Airlines
Thu
21 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£408Swiss
Fri
22 Oct
£28Deutsche Bahn
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£447Swiss
Sat
23 Oct
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£22Flixbus
£334Swiss
Sun
24 Oct
£34Deutsche Bahn
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£353Swiss
Mon
25 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
£18Flixbus
£334Swiss
Tue
26 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£334Swiss
Wed
27 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£334Swiss
Thu
28 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£334Swiss
Fri
29 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£353Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
30 Oct
£25Deutsche Bahn
£32Flixbus
£334Austrian Airlines
Sun
31 Oct
£25Deutsche Bahn
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£334Swiss
Mon
1 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£353Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
3 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£291tab
Thu
4 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£248Swiss
Fri
5 Nov
£25Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
£248Swiss
Sat
6 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£248Swiss
Sun
7 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
£248Swiss

The fastest trains from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 53 m

Average

5 h 16 m

Trains per day

42

Distance

306 km

Of the 42 trains that leave Zurich for Frankfurt am Main every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 306 km distance in an average of 5 h 16 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 53 m .

The slowest trains will take 10 h 16 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
05:59Zürich HB3h53 09:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£551One-way
Fastest
07:59Zürich HB3h53 11:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£581One-way
Fastest
11:59Zürich HB3h53 15:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£551One-way
Fastest
13:59Zürich HB3h53 17:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£551One-way
Fastest
15:59Zürich HB3h53 19:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£551One-way

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Train Information from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price£27 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet

Trains from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main cover the 189 miles (305 km) long route taking on average 4 h 28 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £27, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen.

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Zurich to Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main from £17. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect journey from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train timetables from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main by DB is 189 miles (305 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main is £17.

DB is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB 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 at Omio.

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 WCs are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main
Travel by train to Frankfurt am Main 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 Zurich to Frankfurt am Main.
FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Zurich and Frankfurt am Main?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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

What are the safety rules to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 17/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Zurich and Frankfurt am Main as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Germany by train?

Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Zurich from Frankfurt am Main?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Frankfurt am Main?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

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

Last checked on 15/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Frankfurt am Main.

What is the cost of cheap trains from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich for the next 7 days starting from £17  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main?
The Zurich to Frankfurt am Main train ticket price is on average £27  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
What is the distance from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main via train?
The distance from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main by train is approximately 189 miles (305 km).
How many hours does it take from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main by train?
The train time from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main is on average 4 h 28 min  for the 189 miles (305 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main, which train station in Zurich do I depart from and which train station in Frankfurt am Main do I arrive in?

Some of the Zurich train stations to Frankfurt am Main you can start your journey from include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Frankfurt am Main include Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Zürich HB   and arriving in Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen.

Where is the departure train station in Zurich located? Where is the arrival train station in Frankfurt am Main located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen, located 6 mile (s) / 10 km away from the city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main?
Take the Zurich to Frankfurt am Main train with Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main?
Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services per day are there to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main?
The first Zurich to Frankfurt am Main train departs at 04: 37   and the last train from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main leaves at 20: 38. Check out the most up-to-date Zurich to Frankfurt am Main train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book train tickets to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich for the best deals?
You can find a train from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main to cost on average £27 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Zurich to Frankfurt am Main train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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