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

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Fly, bus  •  2h 24m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Luxembourg (LUX) FRA - LUX
  2. Take the bus from Kirchberg, Luxexpo to Merzig, Hilbringer Brücke

€50 - €270

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Bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Saarbrücken bus station N1305 / ...

€10 - €15

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Train via Mannheim  •  2h 57m

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

€30 - €94

Train  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Re

Drive  •  1h 29m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarbrücken 172.3 km

€18 - €27

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland by bus

The bus journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Saarland is around 2h 51m and covers a distance of around 205 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 35m. Operated by FlixBus and Blablabus, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland bus service departs from Frankfurt Airport and arrives in Saarbrücken bus station. Typically 18 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 51m
Fastest bus time:
2h 35m
Buses per week:
18
Cheapest price:
€10
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:50
Last bus departs at:
12:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland bus schedules

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) → Saarland
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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland is to bus which costs €10 - €15 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland is to drive which costs €18 - €27 and takes 1h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Saarbrücken bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Saarbrücken Uhlandstraße via Mannheim Hbf and Saarbrücken Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 57m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Saarland is 138 km. The road distance is 172.3 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland without a car is to bus which takes 2h 35m and costs €10 - €15.

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It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland, including transfers.

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland 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 Saarland is to bus which takes 2h 35m and costs €10 - €15. Alternatively, you can train via Mannheim, which costs €29 - €95 and takes 2h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland.
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  • Distance: 137.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 24m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport to Saarbrücken bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Blablabus also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarbrücken via Mannheim Hbf, Saarbruecken Hbf, and Saarbrücken Hauptbahnhof in around 2h 57m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €400
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
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
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 Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €30
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 Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
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 Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Bus operators
RGTR
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Kirchberg, Luxexpo to Merzig, Hilbringer Brücke
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€0
Website
Mobiliteit
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 Saarbrücken bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
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 Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus

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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 Saarland bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Saarbrücken bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland is 172 km. It takes approximately 1h 29m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Saarland bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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