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

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Fly  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE

$81 - $175

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Erlangen 161 / ...

$17 - $22

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Train  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice / ...

$56 - $93

Train via Würzburg Hbf  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Erlangen Re

$64 - $98

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen 131.4 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen is to bus which costs 14€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen is to fly which costs 65€ - 150€ and takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Erlangen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Erlangen via Nürnberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Erlangen is 182 km. The road distance is 210.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen, including transfers.

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen 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 Erlangen is to fly which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 65€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 2 h 44 min, you could also bus, which costs 14€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen.
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  • Distance: 113.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen 5 times a day. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Erlangen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Erlangen
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Nürnberg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen is 210 km. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erlangen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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