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There are 4 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 3m

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

$70 - $100

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Bus Deinbus  •  5h 7m

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

$16 - $26

2 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Jena, Jena central bus station 220 / ...

$17 - $29

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda 180 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda is to bus which costs 14€ - 23€ and takes 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda. However, there are services departing from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main and arriving at Apolda, Busbahnhof via Jena, Busbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 7m.

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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 3h 3m.

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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 3h 3m and costs 60€ - 90€.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Apolda bus services, operated by Deinbus, depart from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main station.

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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 3h 3m and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 23€ and takes 5h 7m.

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  • Distance: 140.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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 2h 18m. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $26 and the journey takes 4h 10m.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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 Jena
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $26
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 Jena, Jena central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Frankfurt am Main to Apolda bus services, operated by Deinbus, arrive at Jena station.

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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 2h 36m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Apolda.

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