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There are 7 ways to get from Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the train from Diest to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA

64€ - 254€

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Bus  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Frankfurt Airport 128

18€ - 24€

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Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Diest to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA

115€ - 324€

Train via Louvain / Leuven  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

63€ - 95€

Train  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Hasselt to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins S43 / ...
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

60€ - 91€

Bus, line 350 bus, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D 20a / ...
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof 350
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

27€ - 100€

Drive  •  2h 55m

  1. Drive from Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 331.5 km

35€ - 55€

Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by trains

The train journey time between Diest and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is around 3h 53m and covers a distance of around 388 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 20m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train service departs from Diest and arrives in Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Typically 49 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 53m
Fastest train time:
3h 20m
Trains per week:
49
Cheapest price:
63€
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:52
Last train departs at:
23:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to bus which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 7h 53m.

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The fastest way to get from Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to drive which takes 2h 55m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). However, there are services departing from Diest Atheneum and arriving at Frankfurt Airport via Hasselt Station perron 10 and Maastricht. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). However, there are services departing from Diest and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf via Louvain / Leuven and Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 40m.

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The distance between Diest and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 270 km. The road distance is 331.5 km.

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The best way to get from Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train via Louvain / Leuven which takes 4h 40m and costs 60€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 3h 47m to get from Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), including transfers.

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Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Maastricht station.

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Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Louvain / Leuven station.

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The best way to get from Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to train via Louvain / Leuven which takes 4h 40m and costs 60€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 7h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
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  • Distance: 269.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 47m

What companies run services between Diest, Belgium and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

You can take a train from Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) via Louvain / Leuven and Liege-Guillemins in around 4h 40m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Maastricht to Frankfurt Airport 5 times a week. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Diest to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 15€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 19€
Train from Diest to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
15€ - 22€
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
12€ - 18€
Train from Hasselt to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
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 Liege-Guillemins to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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 Aachen Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
arriva.nl
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 Maastricht to Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt Airport station.

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Diest to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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