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There are 6 ways to get from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  18 min

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

4€ - 50€

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Bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the bus from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt am Main

30€ - 45€

Line 108 bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the line 108 bus from Darmstadt to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 108 / ...

5€ - 7€

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf 34.2 km

65€ - 85€

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf 34.2 km

4€ - 6€

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf 34.2 km

51€ - 57€

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The cheapest way to get from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf is to drive which costs 4€ - 6€ and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf is to train which costs 4€ - 50€ and takes 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Darmstadt Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt am Main. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 35 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 18 min.

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The distance between Darmstadt and Frankfurt Hbf is 26 km. The road distance is 34.2 km.

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The best way to get from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf without a car is to train which takes 18 min and costs 4€ - 50€.

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The train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Darmstadt Hbf station.

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Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Darmstadt Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf is to train which takes 18 min and costs 4€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf.
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  • Distance: 26.1 km
  • Duration: 18 min

What companies run services between Darmstadt, Germany and Frankfurt Hbf, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 20 minutes. Tickets cost 5€ - 8€ and the journey takes 18 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt am Main twice a week. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 35 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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Darmstadt, Ost to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
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 to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Frankfurt
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
51€ - 57€
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Green
51€ - 57€
UberX
51€ - 57€
Taxi from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
65€ - 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 to Frankfurt Hbf bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Frankfurt am Main station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf is 34 km. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Darmstadt to Frankfurt Hbf.

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