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

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Fly, train  •  3h 29m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Luxembourg (LUX) FRA - LUX
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Nancy

€72 - €343

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Bus  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Nancy N1154

€22 - €68

4 alternative options

Train via Strasbourg  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Nancy Ter / ...

€61 - €119

Bus, train  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Airport to Metz Frankfurt - Main station > Frankfurt - Airport > Mannheim > Saarbrücken > Metz > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Nancy Ter / ...

€34 - €57

Train  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Forbach to Metz Ville Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Nancy Ter

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy 289.8 km

€30 - €50

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Nancy is around 4h 9m and covers a distance of around 359 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 52m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Dutch Railways (NS), Railjet and others, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy train service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arrives in Nancy. Typically 16 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 9m
Fastest train time:
3h 52m
Trains per week:
16
Cheapest price:
€96
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:52
Last train departs at:
16:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nancy is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy is to bus which costs €21 - €70 and takes 6h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €50 and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Nancy via Mannheim Hbf and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 43m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Nancy is 230 km. The road distance is 289.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy without a car is to train via Strasbourg which takes 4h 43m and costs €60 - €120.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy 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 Nancy is to train via Strasbourg which takes 4h 43m and costs €60 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €70 and takes 6h 29m.

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Nancy station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy.
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  • Distance: 230.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 29m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy via Mannheim Hbf and Strasbourg in around 4h 43m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt central train station to Nancy 3 times a week. Tickets cost €19 - €24 and the journey takes 5h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €400
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Luxembourg to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €31
1st Class
€20 - €24
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
Train from Strasbourg to Nancy
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Metz Ville to Nancy
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Strasbourg to Nancy
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€28 - €40
Train from Forbach to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Metz Ville to Nancy
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Nancy
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Forbach to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
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
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
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 Forbach to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Metz
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Blablabus
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 central train station to Nancy
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy is 290 km. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Nancy.

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