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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Alken by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Landen  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  4. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Landen Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Landen to Alken Ic

$87 - $149

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Bus  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hasselt N84

$24 - $36

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Train  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  3. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Hasselt S43 / ...

$82 - $129

Bus, train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Liege
  2. Take the train from Liège-Saint-Lambert / Luik-Sint-Lambertus to Hasselt S43 / ...

$35 - $76

Train, drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Alken

$62 - $91

Drive  •  3h 3m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Alken 207.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  2. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Alken

$102 - $299

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Alken is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Alken is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Alken. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Alken Kerk via Hasselt Station perron 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Alken. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Alken via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins and Landen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 36m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Alken is 253 km. The road distance is 332.3 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Alken without a car is to train which takes 5h 36m and costs 75€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Alken, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Alken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Alken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Alken is to train which takes 5h 36m and costs 75€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 6h 44m.

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  • Distance: 158.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Alken, Belgium?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Alken via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins, and Landen in around 5h 36m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Alken 4 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 5h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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(Main)Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Landen
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Landen to Alken
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $12
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $17
Train from Liège-Saint-Lambert / Luik-Sint-Lambertus to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Alken
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Liege
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$35

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Frankfurt am Main to Alken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hasselt station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Alken train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Alken station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Alken is 332 km. It takes approximately 3h 3m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Alken.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Alken train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and three other operators.

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There are 365+ hotels available in Alken. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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