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Compare train tickets from Basel to Frankfurt


Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Basel to Frankfurt?

Lowest Price$65.87
Fastest Train2h 45m
Trains Per Day63
Train Lines4
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Basel-Frankfurt Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Basel to Frankfurt?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $86.30 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Basel to Frankfurt am Main.

How long is the train journey from Basel to Frankfurt?

The distance between Basel and Frankfurt is approximately 183 miles, or 295 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Basel to Frankfurt are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Basel at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Basel to Frankfurt?

There are 63 scheduled trains on most days. 10 of these are direct connections to Frankfurt. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Frankfurt to Basel. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Basel to Frankfurt for $35.55.

What train services are there from Basel to Frankfurt?

There are 4 train lines with service from Basel to Frankfurt. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 49 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity13h 21m$89.07
DB Intercity13h 13m$76.87
DB Intercity-Express122h 54m$85.73
Deutsche Bahn493h 17m$86.57

Where is the train station in Basel?

There is one train station in Basel:

  • Basel SBB

Where is the train station in Frankfurt?

There are more train stations and stops in Frankfurt than most cities. Most trains from Basel will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Frankfurt:

  • Frankfurt(M)Hauptwache
  • Frankfurt(M)Taunusanlage
  • Central Train Station
  • Frankfurt(M)Konstablerwache

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