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.
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3 h 53 m
5 h 16 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||189 miles (305 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 28 min|
|Average train ticket price||£27 (€30)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche 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.
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.
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:
Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
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.
Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Partially open.
Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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