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Trip Zurich Frankfurt am Main

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main

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How to get from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Frankfurt am Main. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Frankfurt am Main

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Frankfurt am Main (Hesse, Germany) with a distance of 190 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Zurich Frankfurt am Main is a direct bound.
Trains ICE or InterCity (IC) of Deutsche Bahn or SBB CFF FFS to Frankfurt am Main leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Frankfurt am Main will take place at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf station (0.8 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Zurich-Frankfurt am Main that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of Eurolines CH or FlixBus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) bus station (0.7 mi from Frankfurt am Main, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (1.2 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Frankfurt am Main.
The direct flight Zurich > Frankfurt am Main will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt International airport, IATA code: FRA) operated by Swiss International Airlines or Lufthansa.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Zurich-Frankfurt am Main.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Frankfurt am Main?

Airlines
Swiss International Airlines carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Frankfurt am Main (arrival at Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Lufthansa flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Frankfurt am Main (serving Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Railway companies
Deutsche Bahn provides a rail connection Zurich-Frankfurt am Main with the train ICE from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Frankfurt (Main) Hbf at arrival (0.8 mi from centre)
SNCF transports passengers on a rail line from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt am Main with the train TGV which leaves Karlsruhe Hbf station to arrive at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf railway station (Hesse Germany)
SBB CFF FFS operates the train journey Zurich-Frankfurt am Main with the train InterCity (IC) from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Frankfurt (Main) Hbf at arrival (0.8 mi from centre)
ÖBB provides a rail connection from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Darmstadt Hbf station to arrive at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf railway station (Hesse Germany)
FlixTrain transports passengers on a rail line Darmstadt-Frankfurt am Main with the train from Darmstadt Hbf railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Frankfurt (Main) West at arrival (1.9 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company Eurolines CH operates the intercity service from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) (Hesse Germany)
FlixBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Zurich (serving Zurich bus station at 0.8 mi from centre) and the city of Frankfurt am Main where the coach will drop you off at Frankfurt central station station situated at about 0.9 mi from Frankfurt am Main city centre.
The coach company DeinBus carries out the route from the bus station of Darmstadt, Hauptbahnhof in Darmstadt and to the one of Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) (Hesse Germany)
The network of ADAC PostBus includes a coach line between the city of Mannheim (serving Mannheim - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) bus station at 0.5 mi from centre) and the city of Frankfurt am Main where the coach will drop you off at Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) station situated at about 0.7 mi from Frankfurt am Main city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Frankfurt am Main (190.1 mi)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Frankfurt am Main

When travelling from Frankfurt am Main to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Karlsruhe located at 114 mi from Zurich and 78 mi away from Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim situated at 147 mi from Zurich and at approximately 45 mi from Frankfurt am Main, Darmstadt located at 17 mi from Frankfurt am Main (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Frankfurt am Main or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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