There are 5 ways to get from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  18 min

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

$3 - $21

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Rideshare  •  48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Darmstadt to Frankfurt 26.6 miles

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the bus from Darmstadt to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N17

$1 - $50

Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main 24.2 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main 24.2 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs 2€ - 18€ and takes 18 min.

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The distance between Darmstadt and Frankfurt am Main is 27 km. The road distance is 38.7 km.

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The train from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Darmstadt and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Darmstadt Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $21 and the journey takes 18 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 25 min. Eurolines DE also services this route twice a week.

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 Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Darmstadt, Darmstadt central station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Süd station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Darmstadt to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Darmstadt Hbf to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
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 Darmstadt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Darmstadt to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
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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