Final Destination: Zurich or Chur
All trains also call at: Basel Bad Bf and Basel SBB
Connect in Zurich for Swiss destinations with no direct trains from Frankfurt including Schaffhausen, St Gallen and Zug; and for Chur and Landquart if the timings of the direct trains don't suit.
5 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
Check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct trains.
On the DB Bahn booking site look for journeys that have
- 0 in the Chg. colum
- ICE in the Products column.
Use the earlier/later buttons to search for the cheapest ticket prices.
Book 1st class ticket journey tickets on and your seat reservation is included - but they're optional when booking 2nd class tickets, or if you will be travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass.
Opting to reserve is particularly recommended if you will be travelling at business hours and/or during the day on Fridays and Sundays.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €27.90|
This is a pleasant rather than stunningly beautiful train journey, but the views do become more picturesque as the train travels through Switzerland
The fastest part of the ride occurs when the trains travel at up to 250 km/h on the high speed line between Karlsruhe and Offenburg.
These trains reverse direction on departure from Basel SBB station.
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