There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Altenburg by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Altenburg

$75 - $232

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Bus Deinbus, train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf (tief) to Altenburg S 5

$35 - $60

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf (tief) to Altenburg S 5

$82 - $119

Bus FlixBus, train  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig, Leipzig central station N13
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf (tief) to Altenburg S 5

$35 - $48

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Altenburg 230.4 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Altenburg. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Altenburg via Leipzig Hbf (tief). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Altenburg is 292 km. The road distance is 368.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Altenburg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Altenburg, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Altenburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Altenburg train services, operated by S-Bahn, arrive at Altenburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Altenburg is 369 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Altenburg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Altenburg. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Altenburg.
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  • Distance: 182.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Altenburg, Thuringia, Germany?

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Altenburg via Leipzig Hbf and Leipzig Hbf (tief) in around 5 h 9 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Train operators
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Altenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf (tief) to Altenburg
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig, Leipzig central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de

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