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There are 6 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt by train, taxi, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt ICE International / ...

$62 - $88

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Rideshare  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt 146.9 miles

$13 - $17

4 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Darmstadt

$136 - $181

Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt 027 / ...

$13 - $23

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt 147.1 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf

$96 - $284

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt is to rideshare which costs 11€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Darmstadt. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt. However, there are services departing from Dusseldorf Hbf and arriving at Darmstadt Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Darmstadt is 200 km. The road distance is 235.4 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt without a car is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 50€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to get from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Darmstadt bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Darmstadt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dusseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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  • Distance: 125.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Darmstadt, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt every 2 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 37 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Darmstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Darmstadt
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Taxi Frankfurt
Phone
+49 69/230001
Website
taxi-frankfurt.de
Main Taxi Frankfurt
Phone
+49 69 733030
Website
main-taxi-frankfurt.de
Taxi City-Otten GmbH
Phone
+49 69/442440
Website
taxi-city.de
Frankfurter Taxi
Phone
+49 69/13396726

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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 to Darmstadt bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Darmstadt station.

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Düsseldorf to Darmstadt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Darmstadt is 235 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Darmstadt.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Darmstadt bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 306+ hotels available in Darmstadt. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Düsseldorf and Darmstadt. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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