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Zurich to Frankfurt train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$62.24
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day62
train carriers4
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How to book cheap Zurich to Frankfurt train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Zurich to Frankfurt is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Zurich to Frankfurt were $76.81. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $51.14 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Zurich to Frankfurt by train is at 2:00 PM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 3:00 PM on Monday 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.

Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Frankfurt has the most daily schedules

On average there are 62 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Zurich to Frankfurt, with an average of 44 trips per day and 66 monthly trips. 4 train carriers currently travel from Zurich to Frankfurt. Of the 62 trips there are 7 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Zurich to Frankfurt starts at $15.82.

4 carriers offer Zurich to Frankfurt train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Frankfurt from $62.24. There are 44 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Zurich to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay $86.30 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Frankfurt. In Zurich, Deutsche Bahn departs to Frankfurt from Zürich HB and no other station. In Frankfurt, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Frankfurt-Sindlingen and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Frankfurt takes 4 hours and 32 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Frankfurt in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
4h 32m
Avg. Price
$86.30

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Zurich to Frankfurt from $62.24. There are 1 DB Intercity schedules from Zurich to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay $62.44 for a DB Intercity ticket to Frankfurt. In Zurich, DB Intercity departs to Frankfurt from Zürich HB and no other station. In Frankfurt, DB Intercity arrives at Central Train Station and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Zurich to Frankfurt takes 5 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Frankfurt in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
5h 26m
Avg. Price
$62.44

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Zurich to Frankfurt from $62.24. There are 7 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Zurich to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay $88.61 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Frankfurt. In Zurich, DB Intercity-Express departs to Frankfurt from Zürich HB 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 Zurich to Frankfurt takes 3 hours and 58 minutes,

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Avg. Time
3h 58m
Avg. Price
$88.61

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Zurich to Frankfurt from $62.24. There are 10 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Zurich to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay $94.15 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Frankfurt. In Zurich, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Frankfurt from Zürich HB and no other station. In Frankfurt, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Central Train Station and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Zurich to Frankfurt takes 7 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Frankfurt in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
7h 45m
Avg. Price
$94.15
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Zurich. Most train trips to Frankfurt will depart from Zürich HB.
  • Zürich HB
Train trips arrive in Frankfurt at 4 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Central Train Station, Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke, Frankfurt-Sindlingen, Frankfurt-Zeilsheim are the main train stations in Frankfurt for trips arriving from Zurich.
  • Central Train Station
  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke
  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen
  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim