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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 4 Dec we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:55Frankfurt am Main Airport0h50 09:45Zurich Airport
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£5091One-way
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12:20Frankfurt am Main Airport3h40 16:00Zurich Airport
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£4841One-way
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09:45Frankfurt am Main Airport0h55 10:40Zurich Airport
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07:30Frankfurt am Main Airport0h50 08:20Zurich Airport
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20:50Frankfurt am Main Airport1h00 21:50Zurich Airport
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Fri
3 Dec
£55Deutsche Bahn
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£513Austrian Airlines
Sat
4 Dec
£27Deutsche Bahn
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£484Air Dolomiti
Sun
5 Dec
£14Deutsche Bahn
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£441Lufthansa Cityline
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6 Dec
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£378Lufthansa
Tue
7 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
8 Dec
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£381Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
9 Dec
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£380Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
10 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£378Swiss
Sat
11 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
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Sun
12 Dec
£18Deutsche Bahn
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£381Swiss
Mon
13 Dec
£18Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
14 Dec
£18Deutsche Bahn
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£378tab
Wed
15 Dec
£18Deutsche Bahn
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£357Lufthansa
Thu
16 Dec
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£316Lufthansa
Fri
17 Dec
£18Deutsche Bahn
£22Flixbus
£318Swiss
Sat
18 Dec
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£255Lufthansa
Sun
19 Dec
£18Deutsche Bahn
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£317tab
Mon
20 Dec
£18Deutsche Bahn
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£319Swiss
Tue
21 Dec
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£256tab
Wed
22 Dec
£18Deutsche Bahn
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£319Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
23 Dec
£18Deutsche Bahn
£27Flixbus
£256Swiss

Travel Information between Frankfurt am Main and Zurich

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £324
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £21 • 7 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £324 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 189 miles (305 km) to Zurich from Frankfurt am Main. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Swiss, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich.

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

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

Can travellers from Germany enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

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

This information was last checked on 29/11/2021. 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 trip from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

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

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

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

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

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

All travellers 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 03/12/2021. 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.

How do you get from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich?

You can travel to Zurich from Frankfurt am Main 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich. Tickets for a coach cost on average £21.

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A coach is £303 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich costing on average £324.

A coach is about £8 less than a train, which costs on average £28 for this route.

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

The fastest way from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 10 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich?

Zurich is approximately 189 miles (305 km) away from Frankfurt am Main.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich?

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

  • 6 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Frankfurt am Main Airport and tend to arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Coaches mostly leave from Frankfurt am Main, Hbf and tend to arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Trains mostly depart from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Zürich HB.
Which travel companies can take me from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich?

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 Swiss for flights to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Swiss Frankfurt am Main to Zurich tickets on Omio for £324.
  • Flixbus can take you to Zurich by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich for £21.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Zurich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich for £28.
Is there a direct service to Zurich from Frankfurt am Main?

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

  • You can travel directly by coach with BlaBlaCar with direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 6 direct trains per day.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Zurich from Frankfurt am Main?
Many of our customers travelling from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich don't make Zurich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Milan or Munich, either of which you could add to your Frankfurt am Main and Zurich trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zurich to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets between Frankfurt am Main and Zurich online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £324 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £21 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £28 one way.

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.