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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Hamburg, train  •  2h 54m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe

€110 - €262

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Night bus  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the night bus from Frankfurt - Airport to Hamburg BlaBlaCar Bus

€69 - €90

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  3h 36m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bremen (BRE) FRA - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe

€113 - €467

Fly to Westerland, train  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Westerland (GWT) FRA - GWT
  2. Take the train from Westerland(Sylt) to Heide(Holst)

€152 - €490

Train  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Goettingen Ice
  2. Take the train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe Ic / ...

€140 - €281

Bus  •  13h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg central bus station N110 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg-Altona to Itzehoe Sev

€75 - €94

Drive  •  5h 3m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken 573.9 km

€60 - €90

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) → Wacken
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The most affordable way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken is to drive, which costs €60 - €90 and takes 5h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken is to fly and train which costs €110 - €270 and takes 2h 54m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Wacken is 445 km. The road distance is 573.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken without a car is to train which takes 6h 8m and costs €140 - €290.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken is to train which takes 6h 8m and costs €140 - €290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €75 - €95 and takes 13h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken is 574 km. It takes approximately 5h 3m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken.

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Luxair and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Wacken. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken.
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  • Distance: 444.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 54m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken via Goettingen, Hamburg Hbf, and Itzehoe in around 6h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Wacken via Hamburg central bus station, Hauptbahnhof/ZOB, Bf. Altona, Hamburg-Altona, and Itzehoe in around 13h 11m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €260
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Frankfurt to Westerland
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €260
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Train operators
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 Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Westerland(Sylt) to Heide(Holst)
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
HVV
Train from Westerland(Sylt) to Heide(Holst)
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
HVV
Nordbahn
Phone
(040) 303 977-333
Email
moin@nordbahn.de
Website
nordbahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Nordbahn
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Göttingen to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 Westerland(Sylt) to Heide(Holst)
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Westerland(Sylt) to Heide(Holst)
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Bus from Hamburg-Altona to Itzehoe
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
HVV
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
Night bus from Frankfurt - Airport to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Blablabus

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