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There are 3 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Bad Arolsen Rb

€40 - €86

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Bus, train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Kassel N110 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Bad Arolsen Rb

€21 - €27

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Drive  •  1h 50m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen 172.6 km

€18 - €27

Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Bad Arolsen is around 3h 2m and covers a distance of around 243 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 27m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Bad Arolsen. Typically 81 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 2m
Fastest train time:
2h 27m
Train distance:
243 km
Trains per week:
81
Cheapest price:
€40
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:06
Last train departs at:
22:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen train schedules

Frankfurt am Main → Bad Arolsen
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bad Arolsen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bad Arolsen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bad Arolsen is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 27 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen is to drive which costs €18 - €27 and takes 1h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen is to drive which costs €18 - €27 and takes 1h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Bad Arolsen via Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Bad Arolsen is 142 km. The road distance is 172.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen without a car is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs €35 - €90.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Bad Arolsen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen is 173 km. It takes approximately 1h 50m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen.

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  • Distance: 142.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 11m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Arolsen via Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe in around 3h 11m.

Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Bad Arolsen
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Phone
0800 44 33 700
Website
hlb-online.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
HLB Hessische Landesbahn 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 central train station to Kassel
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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