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

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Train  •  16 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Frankfurt(Main)West Ice

€11 - €17

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Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  19 min

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

€4 - €89

4 alternative options

Line 61 bus, line 35302 train  •  52 min

  1. Take the line 61 bus from Frankfurt Airport T1 to Frankfurt am Main Südbahnhof 61
  2. Take the line 35302 train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Frankfurt(Main)West 35302 / ...

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West 13.2 km

€28 - €35

Drive  •  9 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West 13.2 km

€1 - €3

Towncar  •  9 min

  1. Take a town car from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt(Main)West 13.2 km

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Frankfurt(Main)West is around 17 min and covers a distance of around 12 km. The fastest train normally takes 16 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West train service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)West. Typically 17 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
17 min
Fastest train time:
16 min
Train distance:
12 km
Trains per week:
17
Cheapest price:
€11
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:42
Last train departs at:
19:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West train 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.
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) → Frankfurt(Main)West
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  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt(Main)West is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt(Main)West is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt(Main)West is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 31 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West is to drive which costs €1 - €3 and takes 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West is to taxi which costs €28 - €35 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)West. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Frankfurt(Main)West is 9 km. The road distance is 13.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West without a car is to train which takes 16 min and costs €11 - €17.

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The train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Frankfurt(Main)West takes 16 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West is 13 km. It takes approximately 9 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West.

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  • Distance: 8.9 km
  • Duration: 16 min

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Frankfurt(Main)West twice daily. Tickets cost €11 - €17 and the journey takes 16 min.

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 Frankfurt(Main)West
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 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
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Frankfurt(Main)West
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
12 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
Autobus Sippel GmbH
Phone
06122 / 91240
Email
info@sippel.net
Website
sippel.net
Bus from Frankfurt Airport T1 to Frankfurt am Main Südbahnhof
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
sippel.net
Other operators
Taxi from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Frankfurt(Main)West
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
€28 - €35
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
9 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt(Main)West

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