There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Elster by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hof Hbf Re

$145 - $200

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Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Cheb 068

$23 - $37

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Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Elster 224.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hof Hbf

$183 - $329

Fly to Leipzig, bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Hof

$156 - $344

Fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC
  2. Take the train from Freising to Hof Hbf

$196 - $386

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Bad Elster. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Bad Elster via Cheb and Aš - Doubrava. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Bad Elster is 254 km. The road distance is 359.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Elster without a car is to train which takes 4 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Elster, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Elster is to train which takes 4 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Bad Elster bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cheb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Bad Elster is 359 km. It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Elster.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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  • Distance: 158.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Elster via Nürnberg Hbf and Hof Hbf in around 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Bad Elster once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
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
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
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 Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freising to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
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 Cheb
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Hof
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There are 306+ hotels available in Bad Elster. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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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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