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There are 7 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 28 min

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

$45 - $130

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Rideshare  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt 141.2 miles

$6 - $19

5 alternative options

Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

$56 - $81

Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 268 / ...

$8 - $22

Night train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the night train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ic / ...

$55 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main 141.9 miles

$29 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 28 min

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

$82 - $264

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 7€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs 40€ - 110€ and takes 1 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dusseldorf Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main is 182 km. The road distance is 227.1 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 1 h 28 min and costs 40€ - 110€.

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The train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt takes 1 h 28 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dusseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 1 h 28 min and costs 40€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 2 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 113.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main every 2 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 28 min. Urlaubs-Express also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main every 2 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. RegioJet also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
52 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 28 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
Night train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hnf to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
regiojet.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main is 227 km. It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 682+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main. 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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