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

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Fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Frankfurt (FRA) CPH - FRA

74€ - 303€

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Bus  •  15h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N98 / ...

45€ - 60€

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 3m

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

129€ - 639€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CPH - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

82€ - 463€

Train  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

129€ - 190€

Train via Göttingen  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

139€ - 235€

Train, bus  •  15h 41m

  1. Take the train from Koege Nord to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf

93€ - 136€

Drive  •  8h 46m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main 959.2 km

120€ - 180€

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 360 kr - 440 kr and takes 15h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 550 kr - 2300 kr and takes 4h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 57m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Frankfurt am Main is 671 km. The road distance is 959.2 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 8h 57m and costs 950 kr - 1500 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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

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Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4h 12m and costs 550 kr - 2300 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 950 kr - 1500 kr and takes 8h 57m, you could also bus, which costs 360 kr - 440 kr and takes 15h 5m.

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  • Distance: 670.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

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

Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main via Hamburg Hbf in around 8h 57m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 430€
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 2000€
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 2000€
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 500€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt via Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 430€
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 380€
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
15€ - 50€
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Koege Nord to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main is 959 km. It takes approximately 8h 46m to drive from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM, Scandinavian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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

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Book your Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 822+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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