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There are 10 ways to get from Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Chemnitz Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

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Rideshare  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Chemnitz to Frankfurt 389.2 km

19€

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Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Chemnitz central bus station to Jena bus station 020
  2. Take the bus from Jena bus station to Frankfurt central train station N1305

24€ - 30€

Train, bus  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Chemnitz Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Re
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig to Frankfurt - Main station Berlin - Central Bus Station > Leipzig > Frankfurt - Main station

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main 392.3 km

40€ - 65€

Train to Dresden, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Chemnitz Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DRS - FRA

Train to Leipzig, fly to Frankfurt  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Chemnitz Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) LEJ - FRA

Train, train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Frankfurt  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Chemnitz Hbf to Elsterwerda
  2. Take the train from Elsterwerda to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
  3. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Frankfurt  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the train from Chemnitz Hbf to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NUE - FRA

Train to Leipzig, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Chemnitz Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Stuttgart (STR) LEJ - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main by train

The train journey time between Chemnitz and Frankfurt am Main is around 4h 21m and covers a distance of around 451 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 13m. Operated by Transdev, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Chemnitz Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 52 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 21m
Fastest train time:
4h 13m
Trains per week:
52
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:21
Last train departs at:
22:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main train schedules

Chemnitz → Frankfurt am Main
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The cheapest way to get from Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 19€ and takes 4h 43m.

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The fastest way to get from Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main is to drive which takes 3h 28m and costs 40€ - 65€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chemnitz station to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from Chemnitz central bus station and arriving at Frankfurt central train station via Jena bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Chemnitz Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Leipzig Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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The distance between Chemnitz and Frankfurt am Main is 311 km. The road distance is 392.3 km.

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The best way to get from Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chemnitz central bus station.

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Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Transdev, depart from Chemnitz Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 6h 45m.

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  • Distance: 310.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 30m

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

You can take a train from Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main via Leipzig Hbf in around 5h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main via Jena bus station in around 6h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 2400€
Flights from Leipzig to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 480€
Flights from Leipzig to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Train operators
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Chemnitz Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Chemnitz Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev
Train from Chemnitz Hbf to Elsterwerda
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Transdev
Train from Chemnitz Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
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 Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Elsterwerda to Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof to Elsterwerda, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
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 Chemnitz central bus station to Jena bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Jena bus station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Leipzig to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Chemnitz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main is 392 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Chemnitz to Frankfurt am Main.

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