There are 11 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Altona by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg-Altona Ice / ...

$95 - $140

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Rideshare  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Hamburg 304 miles

$22 - $35

9 alternative options

Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg-Altona Ice

$108 - $156

Bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hamburg N33 / ...

$30 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Altona 309.9 miles

$65 - $95

Fly Frankfurt to Hamburg, subway  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM
  2. Take the subway from Ohlsdorf to Altona

$76 - $271

Train to Mannheim, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Fly from Mannheim (MHG) to Hamburg (HAM) MHG - HAM

$209 - $432

Fly Frankfurt to Bremen, train  •  4 h 37 min

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

$134 - $343

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM

$101 - $222

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hamburg (HAM) STR - HAM

$89 - $261

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

$89 - $202

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Altona. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Rathaus Altona via Hauptbahnhof/ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Hamburg-Altona. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Altona is 391 km. The road distance is 495.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Altona without a car is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs .

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg-Altona takes 3 h 52 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Altona 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 Altona is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 13 min.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Altona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Altona.
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  • Distance: 244.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Altona hourly. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Altona hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min. Eurolines DE also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Subway from Ohlsdorf to Altona
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
hvv.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$36 - $39
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Frankfurt am Main to Altona train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hamburg-Altona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Altona is 496 km. It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Altona.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Altona train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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There are 725+ hotels available in Altona. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Altona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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