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Trains Frankfurt to Zurich: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Frankfurt to Zurich?

When you're traveling from Frankfurt to Zurich, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $ 65.30. You might be able to find prices as low as $ 19.40, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Frankfurt to Zurich by train

Best price $ 19.40
Journey duration 4 h 42 min
Connections per day 122
First departure 02:45
Last departure 23:06
Distance 190.1 mi
Departure Frankfurt
Arrival Zurich
Carriers SNCF, Trenitalia, Deutsche Bahn, SBB, Bahn

Ticket price Frankfurt - Zurich every day

$ 30.69
$ 20.52
In 2 days
$ 30.69
$ 15.39
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Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
$ 19.40
Maximum price
$ 151.80

Frankfurt - Zurich


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$ 31

Tuesday, October 4th 2022
Deutsche Bahn-logo
Konstablerwache, Frankfurt a.M. - Zürich HB
2:25am - 7:26am
Deutsche Bahn
5h 1min
2 changes
CO2: 0.88kg
By Bus

$ 21

Tuesday, October 4th 2022
Frankfurt Hbf - Zürich HB
8:00pm - 2:10am
6h 10min
CO2: 10.76kg

How long does it take to get from Frankfurt to Zurich by train?

The journey between Frankfurt and Zurich runs for about 190.1 mi and usually takes approximately 4 h 44 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 3 h 41 min. If you are trying to get from Frankfurt to Zurich as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

When do departures from Frankfurt to Zurich leave?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Frankfurt to Zurich leaving at 02:45. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 23:06.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations are used when traveling from Frankfurt to Zurich?

You can travel from Germany to Switzerland using Virail's search engine to find your ideal journey from all the available options. In Germany, you can use stations such as Frankfurt(Main)Süd, Frankfurt(main)sued, Frankfurt(main)hbf, Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, Frankfurt(M)Ostendstraße, Frankfurt(M)Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, Frankfurt a.M. and Frankfurt(M)Konstablerwache. These will take you to stations like Zürich HB and Zuerich Hb in Switzerland. However, it is always important to look at the details when planning an international journey. There may not be a direct connection between your chosen stations in Germany and Switzerland. If this is the case, then you will have to travel by using a connecting journey, changing at one or more stations along the way.

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Frankfurt from the following stations: Frankfurt(Main)Süd, Frankfurt(main)sued, Frankfurt(main)hbf, Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, Frankfurt(M)Ostendstraße, Frankfurt(M)Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, Frankfurt a.M. and Frankfurt(M)Konstablerwache. Arriving at Zurich, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Zürich HB and Zuerich Hb. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Zurich.

How many journeys from Frankfurt to Zurich are there every day?

The route from Frankfurt to Zurich is served by providers including Trenitalia, Deutsche Bahn, SBB and Bahn. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 150 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Frankfurt 124 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Frankfurt to Zurich, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 13 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 111 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.


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