There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice

$70 - $100

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Bus Deinbus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Erfurt Hbf

$28 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Weimar, Weimar central station 320

$28 - $44

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda 180 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Apolda

$111 - $289

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Apolda via Erfurt Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Apolda is 224 km. The road distance is 288 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Apolda 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 Apolda is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Apolda train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Erfurt Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Apolda is 288 km. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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  • Distance: 140.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
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 Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Apolda
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $24
Schedules at
deinbus.de
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 Weimar, Weimar central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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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