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

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Train  •  3h 39m

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

€43 - €86

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Bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Venlo Station 268

€18 - €23

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Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel 286.5 km

€35 - €55

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Venlo

€80 - €199

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) FRA - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Venlo

€69 - €259

Fly to Brussels, train  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven Centraal
  4. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Roermond

€87 - €245

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Kessel is around 3h 18m and covers a distance of around 278 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 48m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) and others, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel train service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arrives in Reuver. Typically 110 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 18m
Fastest train time:
2h 48m
Trains per week:
110
Cheapest price:
€49
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:23
Last train departs at:
23:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel train schedules

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Germany.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kessel is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Kessel is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Yes, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel is to bus which costs €17 - €23 and takes 5h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Kessel, Schijfweg Zuid via Venlo, Station Perron F. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Reuver via Duesseldorf Hbf and Venlo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 39m.

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It is 224 km from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel. It is approximately 286.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel without a car is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs €40 - €90.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs €40 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €23 and takes 5h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel.
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  • Distance: 224.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 39m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Kessel, Limburg, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel via Duesseldorf Hbf and Venlo in around 3h 39m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport to Venlo Station 3 times a week. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 4h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €420
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
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 Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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 Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Eurobahn
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 Schiphol Airport to Venlo
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €28
1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Breda to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €25
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Roermond
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €24
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €20
1st Class
€25 - €29
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt Airport to Venlo Station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venlo Station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel train services, operated by Eurobahn, arrive at Venlo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel is 286 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Kessel.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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