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There are 5 ways to get from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  17 min

  1. Take the train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Re / ...

4€ - 50€

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Bus  •  33 min

  1. Take the bus from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main

30€ - 50€

Bus via Frankfurt central train station  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Darmstadt central train station to Frankfurt central train station N3202 / ...

5€ - 7€

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 35.2 km

70€ - 85€

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 35.2 km

3€ - 6€

Darmstadt Hbf → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cheapest way to get from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to drive which costs 3€ - 6€ and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which costs 4€ - 50€ and takes 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Darmstadt and arriving at Frankfurt am Main. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Darmstadt Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

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It is 26 km from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). It is approximately 35.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 17 min and costs 4€ - 50€.

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The train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 17 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Darmstadt station.

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Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Darmstadt Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 17 min and costs 4€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 33 min.

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  • Distance: 26.2 km
  • Duration: 17 min

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

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 15 minutes. Tickets cost 5€ - 8€ and the journey takes 17 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Autokar Polska operates a bus from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main 3 times a week. Tickets cost 30€ - 50€ and the journey takes 33 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
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 Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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 Darmstadt central train station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
70€ - 85€
Taxi Frankfurt
Phone
+49 69/230001
Website
taxi-frankfurt.de
Taxi City-Otten GmbH
Phone
+49 69/442440
Website
taxi-city.de
Main Taxi Frankfurt
Phone
+49 69 733030
Website
main-taxi-frankfurt.de
Frankfurter Taxi
Phone
+49 69/13396726

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Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Frankfurt am Main station.

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Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 35 km. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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