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

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Train  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Saalfeld Eb 23

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Bus Deinbus, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Jena
  2. Take the train from Jena Paradies to Saalfeld Rb 25 / ...

$44 - $67

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Bus FlixBus, train  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Erfurt 320
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Saalfeld Eb 23

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saalfeld 186 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  4h 16m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Saalfeld(Saale)

$121 - $234

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Halle to Saalfeld

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saalfeld is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saalfeld is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saalfeld. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Saalfeld via Erfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 26m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Saalfeld is 209 km. The road distance is 297.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saalfeld without a car is to train which takes 4h 26m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saalfeld, including transfers.

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

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saalfeld train services, operated by Erfurter Bahn, arrive at Saalfeld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saalfeld is 298 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saalfeld.

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  • Distance: 130.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 26m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saalfeld via Erfurt Hbf in around 4h 26m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
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 Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $70
Train from Jena Paradies to Saalfeld(Saale)
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Saalfeld(Saale)
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Erfurter Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)361 74207 250
Email
kundencenter@erfurter-bahn.de
Website
erfurter-bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Saalfeld
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
erfurter-bahn.de
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Jena Paradies to Saalfeld
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
Train from Halle to Saalfeld
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Jena
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
deinbus.de
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 Erfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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