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There are 7 ways to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv

127€ - 204€

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Bus  •  14h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Perrache 716 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Karlsruhe central train station
  3. Take the bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Frankfurt central train station 476 / ...

35€ - 68€

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Train via Lyon  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Perrache Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv

127€ - 205€

Train, bus  •  12h 56m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Perrache Ter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A to Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

129€ - 243€

Drive  •  7h 22m

  1. Drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main 835.3 km

90€ - 140€

Fly from Clermont-Ferrand  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) to Frankfurt (FRA) CFE - FRA

102€ - 290€

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Frankfurt (FRA) LYS - FRA

114€ - 206€

Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main by trains

The train journey time between Clermont-Ferrand and Frankfurt am Main is around 11h 6m and covers a distance of around 936 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 57m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF and TGV inOui, the Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Clermont-Ferrand and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 6m
Fastest train time:
8h 57m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
163€
Carbon emissions:
49 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:00
Last train departs at:
16:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main train schedules

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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt am Main is 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 14h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from Clermont-Ferrand and arriving at Frankfurt central train station via Lyon Perrache and Karlsruhe central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Clermont-Ferrand and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 18m.

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It is 637 km from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main. It is approximately 835.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 9h 18m and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 9h 18m to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Clermont-Ferrand station.

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Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Clermont-Ferrand station.

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The best way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 9h 18m and costs 120€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 14h 19m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 5h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 637 km
  • Duration: 9h 18m

What companies run services between Clermont-Ferrand, France and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main via Lyon Part Dieu in around 9h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main via Lyon Perrache and Karlsruhe central train station in around 14h 19m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 240€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Train operators
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 Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Clermont Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
26€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Clermont Ferrand to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
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 Lyon Perrache to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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 Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A to Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
RegioJet
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 Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Karlsruhe central train station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
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 Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Crnja Tours
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station Southside to Frankfurt StuttgarterStrasse
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 20€
Book at
Nomago
Economy
10€ - 14€
Premium
12€ - 18€
Family&friends
14€ - 20€

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There is no direct flight from Clermont-Ferrand Airport to Frankfurt Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt central train station.

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Clermont-Ferrand 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 Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main is 835 km. It takes approximately 7h 22m to drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa, KLM and Air France offer flights from Clermont-Ferrand Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 422+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Clermont-Ferrand Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs 8€ - 16€.

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