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There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 3m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paderborn (PAD) FRA - PAD

$129 - $244

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Bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz 110 / ...

$19 - $25

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Train  •  3h 33m

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

$75 - $120

Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf Ic / ...

$72 - $103

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn 175.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn is to bus which costs 17€ - 22€ and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn is to fly which costs 110€ - 220€ and takes 1h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Paderborn Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 3h 33m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Paderborn is 186 km. The road distance is 280.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn without a car is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs 65€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 1h 3m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn is to fly which takes 1h 3m and costs 110€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 3h 33m, you could also bus, which costs 17€ - 22€ and takes 4h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn.
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  • Distance: 116.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 3m

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

Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn twice daily. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 3h 33m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Paderborn Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paderborn, Paderborn Maspernplatz station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Paderborn Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn is 281 km. It takes approximately 2h 25m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Paderborn.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Paderborn Airport.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Paderborn. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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