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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Train  •  14 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Re / ...

€2 - €45

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Bus  •  19 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt central train station N13 / ...

€1 - €14

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Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station 12.1 km

€26 - €32

Drive  •  10 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station 12.1 km

€1 - €2

Towncar  •  10 min

  1. Take a town car from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt Central Station 12.1 km

Shuttle  •  20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt am Main

€7 - €10

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Frankfurt Central Station is around 12 min and covers a distance of around 11 km. The fastest train normally takes 9 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station train service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 1189 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12 min
Fastest train time:
9 min
Trains per week:
1189
Cheapest price:
€1
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:02
Last train departs at:
23:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station train schedules

Trains departing Monday, June 21, 2021

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) → Frankfurt Central Station
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Last updated: 19 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station is to drive which costs €1 - €2 and takes 10 min.

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The fastest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station is to taxi. Taking this option will cost €26 - €32 and takes 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Frankfurt central train station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Frankfurt Central Station is 9 km. The road distance is 12.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station without a car is to train which takes 14 min and costs €2 - €45.

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The train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station is to train which takes 14 min and costs €2 - €45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €1 - €14 and takes 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station.
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  • Distance: 9 km
  • Duration: 14 min

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

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €2 - €4 and the journey takes 14 min. Six other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt central train station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €4 - €6 and the journey takes 15 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €17
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€12 - €17
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt - Airport to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Flg.,Terminal 1, Busparkplatz P36 to Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
RegioJet
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
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Nomago
Economy
€6 - €10
Premium
€8 - €12
Family&friends
€10 - €14
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Shuttle from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
flibco.com
Standard Ticket
€7 - €10
Other operators
Taxi from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
€26 - €32
Taxi Frankfurt
Phone
+49 69/230001
Website
taxi-frankfurt.de
Taxi City-Otten GmbH
Phone
+49 69/442440
Website
taxi-city.de
Main Taxi Frankfurt
Phone
+49 69 733030
Website
main-taxi-frankfurt.de
Frankfurter Taxi
Phone
+49 69/13396726
Jayride
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt Central Station

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station is 12 km. It takes approximately 10 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt Central Station.

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