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Basel to Frankfurt train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$51.06
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day24
train carriers4
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How to book cheap Basel to Frankfurt train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Basel to Frankfurt is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Basel to Frankfurt were $65.11. By booking 4 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Basel to Frankfurt?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Basel to Frankfurt by train is at 3:00 PM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 5:00 AM on Friday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

DB Intercity-Express from Basel to Frankfurt has the most daily schedules

On average there are 24 train trips per day. DB Intercity-Express has the most options for departures from Basel to Frankfurt, with an average of 21 trips per day and 65 monthly trips. 4 train carriers currently travel from Basel to Frankfurt. Of the 24 trips there are 16 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Basel to Frankfurt starts at $18.16.

4 carriers offer Basel to Frankfurt train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Frankfurt from $68.12. There are 1 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Basel to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay $71.96 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Frankfurt. In Basel, Deutsche Bahn departs to Frankfurt from Basel SBB and no other station. In Frankfurt, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Central Train Station and no other station.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Frankfurt takes 3 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Frankfurt in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $68.19 for a weekend getaway trip to Frankfurt.

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Avg. Time
3h 20m
Avg. Price
$71.96

DB Eurocity

Book DB Eurocity from Basel to Frankfurt from $68.12. There are 1 DB Eurocity schedules from Basel to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay $71.96 for a DB Eurocity ticket to Frankfurt. In Basel, DB Eurocity departs to Frankfurt from Basel SBB and no other station. In Frankfurt, DB Eurocity arrives at Central Train Station and no other station.

An average trip on DB Eurocity from Basel to Frankfurt takes 3 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available DB Eurocity trip will get you to Frankfurt in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Eurocity offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $68.19 for a weekend getaway trip to Frankfurt.

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Avg. Time
3h 21m
Avg. Price
$71.96

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Basel to Frankfurt from $51.06. There are 1 DB Intercity schedules from Basel to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay $51.10 for a DB Intercity ticket to Frankfurt. In Basel, DB Intercity departs to Frankfurt from Basel SBB and no other station. In Frankfurt, DB Intercity arrives at Central Train Station and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Basel to Frankfurt takes 3 hours and 50 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Frankfurt in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $51.12 for a weekend getaway trip to Frankfurt.

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Avg. Time
3h 50m
Avg. Price
$51.10

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Basel to Frankfurt from $56.75. There are 21 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Basel to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay $71.37 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Frankfurt. In Basel, DB Intercity-Express departs to Frankfurt from Basel SBB and no other station. In Frankfurt, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Central Train Station and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Basel to Frankfurt takes 2 hours and 54 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity-Express offers 21 trips per day and you could expect to pay $65.48 for a weekend getaway trip to Frankfurt.

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Avg. Time
2h 54m
Avg. Price
$71.37
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Basel. Most train trips to Frankfurt will depart from Basel SBB.
  • Basel SBB
Train trips arrive in Frankfurt at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Central Train Station are the main train stations in Frankfurt for trips arriving from Basel.
  • Central Train Station