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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Frankfurt (FRA) BCN - FRA

58€ - 259€

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Stuttgart (STR) BCN - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

97€ - 368€

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BCN - CGN
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

64€ - 409€

Train  •  11h 54m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv

162€ - 234€

Train via Avignon  •  12h 23m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Avignon Tgv Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv

179€ - 257€

Bus, train  •  19h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Sants to Freiburg
  2. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

94€ - 228€

Bus  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N1720

60€ - 150€

Drive  •  12h 3m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main 1329.3 km

150€ - 230€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 60€ - 150€ and takes 21h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 4h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 54m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Frankfurt am Main is 1093 km. The road distance is 1329.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 11h 54m and costs 160€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord station.

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Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4h 59m and costs 55€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 240€ and takes 11h 54m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 150€ and takes 21h 30m.

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  • Distance: 1093.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 59m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Lufthansa, TUIfly and 11 other airlines fly from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main via Lyon Part Dieu in around 11h 54m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1600€
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1600€
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 430€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 410€
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne Bonn via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 410€
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne Bonn via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 410€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 650€
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 480€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 160€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Avignon Tgv to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 160€
1st Class
160€ - 190€
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 140€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
60€ - 80€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Frankfurt Main Station
Ave. Duration
46h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main is 1329 km. It takes approximately 12h 3m to drive from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main.

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TUIfly, Ryanair, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 808+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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