There are 4 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  2h 12m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Stuttgart (STR) FRA - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Schwäbisch Gmünd

101€ - 299€

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Bus, train  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart, Kornwestheim N116 / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Schwäbisch Gmünd Rb13 / ...

20€ - 69€

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Schwäbisch Gmünd Rb13 / ...

35€ - 124€

Drive  •  2h 26m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd 235.4 km

27€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd is to train which costs 35€ - 130€ and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Schwäbisch Gmünd via Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 11m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Schwäbisch Gmünd is 165 km. The road distance is 235.4 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd without a car is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs 35€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd train services, operated by Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS), arrive at Schwäbisch Gmünd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd is 235 km. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd.

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  • Distance: 165.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Schwäbisch Gmünd via Stuttgart Hbf and Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof in around 2h 11m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Train operators
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Schwäbisch Gmünd
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schwaebisch Gmuend
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 Stuttgart, Kornwestheim
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 187+ hotels available in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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