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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Aachen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Heerlen to Weert Intercity

€63 - €100

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Bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Maastricht 128

€18 - €25

4 alternative options

Train, line 8 bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Liege-Guillemins Ice
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Hasselt S43 / ...
  3. Take the line 8 bus from Genk Station perron 6 to Bocholt Brouwerij 8 / ...

€65 - €93

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt 319.9 km

€30 - €50

Fly to Brussels, train  •  4h 41m

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

€66 - €201

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 12m

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

€105 - €331

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt by train and bus

The journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Bocholt is around 6h 31m and covers a distance of around 385 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 57m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and De Lijn, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arrives in Bocholt Brouwerij. Typically 48 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 31m
Fastest journey time:
4h 57m
Services per week:
48
Cheapest price:
€65
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:43
Last service departs at:
21:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bocholt is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bocholt is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bocholt is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt is to bus, which costs €18 - €26 and takes 7h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Bocholt Brouwerij via Maastricht Station perron D and Genk Station perron 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 44m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Bocholt is 245 km. The road distance is 319.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt without a car is to train and line 8 bus which takes 5h 54m and costs €65 - €95.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs €60 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €26 and takes 7h 44m.

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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 Bocholt bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Maastricht station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt.
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  • Distance: 245.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt via Aachen Hbf, Heerlen, and Weert in around 3h 48m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport to Maastricht 5 times a week. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Heerlen to Weert
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€18 - €26
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Hasselt
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
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Neerpelt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €19
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Neerpelt
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €19
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Genk Station perron 6 to Bocholt Brouwerij
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
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 Frankfurt Airport to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt is 320 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bocholt.

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Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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