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from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main

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

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main on 22 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:59Zürich HB4h28 00:27Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£421One-way
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19:59Zürich HB4h28 00:27Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£421One-way
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17:37Zürich HB4h31 22:08Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£561One-way
08:37Zürich HB5h03 13:40Frankfurt (Main) Süd
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£541One-way
05:59Zürich HB3h53 09:52Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
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£621One-way

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Thu
21 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£332Swiss
Fri
22 Oct
£37Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
£536Swiss
Sat
23 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn
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£445Swiss
Sun
24 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£333Austrian Airlines
Mon
25 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£20Flixbus
£333Swiss
Tue
26 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£333Swiss
Wed
27 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£333Swiss
Thu
28 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£406Swiss
Fri
29 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£352Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
30 Oct
£25Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
£333Austrian Airlines
Sun
31 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£22Flixbus
£333Swiss
Mon
1 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£352Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
2 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£290Lufthansa
Wed
3 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£290tab
Thu
4 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£332Austrian Airlines
Fri
5 Nov
£25Deutsche Bahn
£22Flixbus
£290Lufthansa
Sat
6 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£290Swiss
Sun
7 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£22Flixbus
£248Swiss
Mon
8 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£13Flixbus
£247Lufthansa
Tue
9 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£171tab
Wed
10 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£248Lufthansa

Travel Information from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £365
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £17 • 3 h 53 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £365 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, tab or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 189 miles (305 km) from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main. 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 £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, tab or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main.

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FAQs
Does Germany have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich?

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

Can travellers from Switzerland enter Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

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

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

This information was last checked on 20/10/2021. 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 to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Zurich, Switzerland from Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Frankfurt am Main restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry 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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 15/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Frankfurt am Main closer to your date of departure here.

What are my travel options from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 3 ways to get from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main: coach, flight or train.

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

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main, which costs on average £17.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Frankfurt am Main:

A train is about £1 less than a coach, which costs on average £18 for this route.

A train is about £348 less than a flight, which costs on average £365 for this trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Frankfurt am Main that can usually take longer:

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

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 53 min.

How far is Frankfurt am Main from Zurich?

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

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

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

  • 12 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Frankfurt am Main, Hbf.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Zurich Airport to Frankfurt am Main Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Zürich HB and arrive in Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main:

  • You can go to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £18 with Flixbus from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main on Omio.
  • You can travel between Zurich and Frankfurt am Main by flight with tab. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £365 with tab from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main.
  • You can go to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for £17 with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Lufthansa Cityline or Swiss.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Frankfurt am Main from Zurich?
Your journey from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main doesn't have to end in Frankfurt am Main. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Munich. If you’d like to add Berlin, Paris or Munich to your Zurich to Frankfurt am Main trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Frankfurt am Main today!
When should I purchase a ticket between Zurich and Frankfurt am Main online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £18 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £365 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £17 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Zurich and Frankfurt am Main online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.