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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Zurich to Frankfurt?

Lowest Price$61.44
Fastest Train3h 53m
Trains Per Day40
Train Lines4
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Zurich-Frankfurt Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Zurich 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, $85.14 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main.

How long is the train journey from Zurich to Frankfurt?

The distance between Zurich and Frankfurt is approximately 189 miles, or 304 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 53 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Zurich to Frankfurt are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Tuesday 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 Zurich at 2:00pm 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 Zurich to Frankfurt?

There are 40 scheduled trains on most days. 3 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 Zurich. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Zurich to Frankfurt for $16.19.

What train services are there from Zurich to Frankfurt?

There are 4 train lines with service from Zurich to Frankfurt. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 33 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity14h 26m$61.44
DB Intercity-Express24h 11m$88.79
Deutsche Bahn335h 9m$87.69
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company47h 5m$68.27

Where is the train station in Zurich?

There is one train station in Zurich:

  • Zürich HB

Where is the train station in Frankfurt?

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

  • Central Train Station
  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen
  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke
  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

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