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There are 6 ways to get from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus and ferry, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 26m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

22€ - 80€

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Bus and ferry  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main

7€ - 10€

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Bus  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf central bus station to Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. Cbg002 / ...

7€ - 17€

Night bus  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the night bus from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt - Main station Dusseldorf > Cologne - Airport > Frankfurt - Main station > Mannheim > Stuttgart - Airport > Ulm > Munich - Bus station

10€ - 14€

Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 223.2 km

24€ - 35€

Fly  •  2h 19m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

104€ - 309€

Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train

The train journey time between Düsseldorf Hbf and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is around 1h 50m and covers a distance of around 217 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 26m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Dutch Railways (NS) and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train service departs from Duesseldorf Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 192 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train schedules

Düsseldorf Hbf → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus and ferry which costs 7€ - 10€ and takes 3h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 1h 26m and costs 22€ - 80€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Frankfurt am Main. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 26m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf Hbf and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 181 km. The road distance is 223.2 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 1h 26m and costs 22€ - 80€.

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The train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 1h 26m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Düsseldorf central bus station.

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Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 1h 26m and costs 22€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 17€ and takes 4h 4m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 310€ and takes 2h 19m.

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  • Distance: 180.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 26m

What companies run services between Düsseldorf Hbf, Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 1h 26m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main twice a week. Tickets cost 7€ - 10€ and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Schedules at
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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 Düsseldorf central bus station to Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
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 Dusseldorf to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus
Night bus from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Dusseldorf Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Karat-S
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
RegioJet

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. station.

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Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 223 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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Lufthansa offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 1083+ hotels available in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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