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

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Fly to Brussels, train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Mol

$84 - $282

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Bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Hasselt N84

$32 - $43

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Fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$108 - $318

Train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  3. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Hasselt S43 / ...

$82 - $132

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen 209.7 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen is to bus which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Balen via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Liège-Guillemins and Hasselt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Balen is 270 km. The road distance is 335.5 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen without a car is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs 70€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs 70€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 51 min.

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Hasselt station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen.
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  • Distance: 168.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen via Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Liège-Guillemins, and Hasselt in around 5 h 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Mol
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Mol
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $17
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
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 Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Hasselt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen is 336 km. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Balen.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 234+ hotels available in Balen. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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