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There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  31 min

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

€11 - €29

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Bus  •  1h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 to Mannheim Central Bus Station Frankfurt - Zagreb / ...

€7 - €17

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Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein 79 km

€250 - €310

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein 79 km

€8 - €13

Towncar  •  43 min

  1. Take a town car from Frankfurt Airport to Ludwigshafen am Rhein 79 km

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Ludwigshafen am Rhein is around 33 min and covers a distance of around 72 km. The fastest train normally takes 28 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Dutch Railways (NS) and Railjet, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein train service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arrives in Mannheim Hbf. Typically 231 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
33 min
Fastest train time:
28 min
Trains per week:
231
Cheapest price:
€11
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:27
Last train departs at:
23:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein train schedules

Trains departing Friday, June 25, 2021

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) → Ludwigshafen am Rhein
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Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein is to bus which costs €7 - €17 and takes 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein is to train which costs €11 - €29 and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 and arriving at Mannheim Central Bus Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Mannheim Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Ludwigshafen am Rhein is 64 km. The road distance is 79 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein without a car is to train which takes 31 min and costs €11 - €29.

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The train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf takes 31 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein bus services, operated by Nomago, depart from Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein 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 Ludwigshafen am Rhein is to train which takes 31 min and costs €11 - €29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €7 - €17 and takes 1h.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein.
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  • Distance: 64 km
  • Duration: 31 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €21 - €29 and the journey takes 31 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Nomago operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 to Mannheim Central Bus Station 4 times a day. Tickets cost €8 - €17 and the journey takes 1h. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 to Mannheim Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €17
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Nomago
Economy
€8 - €12
Premium
€10 - €15
Family&friends
€12 - €17
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 Mannheim central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €9
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 Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
Taxi from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
€250 - €310
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
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Frankfurt Airport to Ludwigshafen am Rhein

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein bus services, operated by Nomago, arrive at Mannheim Central Bus Station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Mannheim Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein is 79 km. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Ludwigshafen am Rhein.

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